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Applications are due on October 15.

The Center for European Studies has a number of awards available for educators not affiliated with UNC-CH to develop materials, courses, or conduct research on Europe. The awards are made possible by National Resource Center funding through the Title VI program of the US Department of Education.

These awards will be guided by CES’s theme of: “The New Europe: threats to unity, value of diversity?” Within this theme, we will support research and events looking at historical, cultural, and political issues, including questions of citizenship and identity, democracy and freedoms, social inclusion, the European economy, trade and investment, and environmental sustainability. Projects should highlight the diversity of Europe’s citizens, their languages, cultures, and politics, which can allow for interdisciplinary collaboration and a broad reach among diverse audiences. All CES activities welcome, engage, and encourage diverse perspectives across a wide range of disciplines, topics, and stakeholders.

  NC MSI/HBCU & Community College Faculty Curriculum Development Grants

Eligibility: Must be a faculty member at a North Carolina Community College or Minority Serving Institution.

About: CES offers North Carolina MSI/HBCU and Community College faculty awards that support the development of new courses on contemporary European issues. The awards may also be used towards substantially revising an existing course to include significant European content. Two awards will be given for $2000 to be used for travel, supplies or other expenses directly related to developing the course content.

COVID-19 information: Special consideration will be given to those virtually connecting with faculty, classrooms, organizations, and speakers from Europe.

Requirements: Courses developed under this program must be offered during the academic year following receipt of the award. A syllabus will be required within a month of the project’s completion demonstrating new European content in the new or revised course.

This award is made possible by National Resource Center funding through the Title VI program of the US Department of Education.

In 2021, Prof. John Brooks of Fayetteville State University used award funds to purchase ebooks for FSU’s library collection. Books included: The Choice for Europe: Social Purpose and State Power from Messina to Maastricht (Moravcsik); European Union History (Kaiser & Varsori); and European Integration: A Political History (Gilbert). These books will be used in future courses, including HIST480, Problems in European History: European Integration since 1945.

In 2019, Prof. Melissa Buice of UNC Pembroke used award funds to purchase virtual reality headsets that allowed students to experience and guide others with immersive experiences in other countries, as well as observe proceedings in the European Union. The headsets were used in PLS2500: Comparative Politics, PLS2510: World Politics, and PLS3800: International Organizations.

Applications are due on October 15.

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  UNC-System School of Education Faculty Curriculum Development Grants

Eligibility: Must be a faculty member at a UNC-system School of Education

About: CES offers curriculum development awards to UNC-System School of Education faculty to develop new undergraduate or graduate courses on contemporary European issues. The awards may also be used towards substantially revising an existing course to include significant European content. School of Education faculty on other UNC campuses outside of Chapel Hill are eligible to apply. Two awards will be given for $2000 to be used for travel, supplies or other expenses directly related to developing the course content.

COVID-19 information: Special consideration will be given to those virtually connecting with faculty, classrooms, organizations, and speakers from Europe.

Requirements: Courses developed under this program must be offered during the academic year following the semester of the award. A syllabus will be required within a month of the project’s completion demonstrating new European content in the new or revised course. After the first offering, the courses should be regularly scheduled in departmental course offerings.

This award is made possible by National Resource Center funding through the Title VI program of the US Department of Education.

In 2019, Prof. Elizabeth Crawford of UNC Wilmington used award funds to support her visit to Iceland and participation in the 3-day Little Flower Yoga Training with Icelandic Teachers. Crawford’s experience influenced her teaching in LIC501 Research-Based Instructional Design and Integrated Curriculum, and EDN334 Social Studies Curriculum and Instruction.

In 2019, Prof. Suzanne Gulledge of UNC Chapel Hill used award funds to travel to France and Germany and visit state supported schools there. The experiences from this travel were incorporated into the new course EDUC560: Experiential Education in International Contexts, as well as extended studies in the existing course, EDUC617: Young Adolescence and the Structures of Middle School.

Applications are due on October 15.

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  NC MSI/HBCU & Community College Faculty Travel Awards

Eligibility: Must be a faculty member at a North Carolina Community College or Minority Serving Institution.

About: CES offers travel awards to North Carolina MSI/HBCU and Community College faculty to conduct research in Europe or to present at or attend domestic or international conferences focusing on European issues. Travel awards can be given for up to $750; we anticipate 2 awards to be given per academic year.

Requirements: An impact statement will be required within a month of the project’s completion demonstrating how the travel and content gathered will impact the home institution.

This award is made possible by National Resource Center funding through the Title VI program of the US Department of Education.

In 2019, Prof. Nikolas Karagiannis used award funds to travel to Spain and participate in the 16th International Conference: Developments in Economic Theory and Policy. He presented two papers that specifically referenced the European Union and European economies.

Applications are due on October 15.

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  NC MSI/HBCU & Community College “Passport” Event Funding

Eligibility: Must be a faculty or staff member at a North Carolina Community College or Minority Serving Institution.

About: CES offers funding that supports NC MSI/HBCU and Community College partners’ events such as lectures, films, exhibits, and other events focusing on contemporary Europe. Funds can also be used for domestic airfare and/or mileage. Awards range from $200-750 depending on the scope of the project.

COVID-19 information: Special consideration will be given to those virtually connecting with faculty, classrooms, organizations, and speakers from Europe.

Requirements: Applications for this award should fit CES’s theme of: “The New Europe: threats to unity, value of diversity?” Under this topic, we support research looking at historical, cultural, and political issues, including questions of citizenship and identity, democracy and freedoms, social inclusion, the European economy, trade and investment, and environmental sustainability. Projects should highlight the diversity of Europe’s citizens, and their languages, cultures, and politics, which can allow for interdisciplinary collaboration and a broad reach among diverse audiences. All CES activities welcome, engage, and encourage diverse perspectives across a wide range of disciplines, topics, and stakeholders.

Travel must be approved by CES and the US Department of Education in advance; no retroactive approval for past travel is allowable. Expenses must fall within the Federal GSA per diem and accommodation rates and airfare must be Fly America Act compliant. If selected, awardees will be advised more about how to comply with these regulations.

This award is made possible by National Resource Center funding through the Title VI program of the US Department of Education.

Applications are due on October 15.

Apply

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  Free of Cost EU2U Workshops

EU2U Workshops are professional development sessions offered to educators and students at K-12 schools, community colleges, HBCU/MSIs, four-year universities, and professional schools. The sessions focus on EU-related topics, helping to bolster participants’ understanding of Europe and the European Union. We also work with educational non-profits and businesses.

Thanks to generous grants from the European Union and the US Department of Education, we are able to come to your classroom or workplace free of cost.

In 2019, Prof. Holger Moroff of UNC & CES Outreach Coordinator Allison Haskins traveled to Kernersville Middle School and Mount Tabor High School to participate in Winston Salem Forsyth County’s Social Studies Teacher Professional Development days. They presented on Cooperation & Consensus Among Nations, and Trade & The Importance of Specialization of Interdependence.

In 2018, UNC PhD Student Andreas Jozwiak went to Blacksburg High School in Blacksburg, VA to give an introduction to the European Union.

If you would like to host an EU2U! Workshop at your institution, please complete this short interest form. A CES staff member will typically reach out to you within a few business days with further details. If you have other questions about these workshops, please email ahaskins@unc.edu.

  Learning Through Languages Funding

CES provides funding to cover the mileage of teachers traveling with their foreign language student to attend the annual Learning Through Languages (LTL) research symposium. This symposium is hosted by the UNC Area Studies Centers.

For more information on LTL, please visit the website.

To request mileage support for the conference, please email ahaskins@unc.edu.

Awardees are required to properly acknowledge support by Title VI funding as indicated in the award letter. CES grantees must also submit an online report at the conclusion of the awarded activity.

Travel must be approved by CES and the Department of Education in advance; no retroactive approval for past travel is allowable. Expenses must fall within the Federal GSA per diem and accommodation rates and airfare must be Fly America Act compliant. If selected, awardees will be advised more about how to comply with these regulations.

If you have any questions about eligibility requirements or technical issues submitting the application please email our outreach coordinator Allison Haskins at ahaskins@unc.edu.