Non-UNC Faculty Funding

The Center for European Studies has a number of awards available to Non-UNC faculty to develop materials, courses, or conduct research on Europe. Please see descriptions of these awards below.

*Please Note: International travel funded by the US Department of Education grant to CES requires prior approval by the USDoE and must comply with the Fly America Act. To Facilitate this process, we will need date of departure, city and country of departure, date of arrival, city and country of arrival, air carrier(s) and flight numbers. We need detailed travel information about all legs of your trip (including connecting flights and cities) in order to request approval. If you are flying on an airline that has partnership arrangements with a foreign carrier, please make sure that your ticket is booked on the US carrier and that the flight number listed is the US carrier number.

Acknowledgment of support and reporting requirements: Funding for these awards is provided by the US Department of Education. Awardees are required to properly acknowledge support as indicated in the award letter. CES grantees must also submit an online report here at the conclusion of the awarded activity.


CES promotes innovative course development on contemporary Europe. Awards are available for HBCU/MSI faculty to develop new undergraduate or graduate courses on Europe or to substantially revise existing courses to include significant European content. Courses developed under this program should be offered during the academic year following the semester of the award. After this first offering, the courses should be regularly scheduled in departmental course offerings. Award money may be used for travel and typical awards are $2,000.

  SMALL TRAVEL GRANTS | Rolling Deadline

If you are interested in attending events, please let us know, applications for grants to cover small travel/mileage expenses are welcome.

Funding for these grants come to us through the US Department of Education. Unfortunately, these funds are unable to be used for student, including graduate student travel. However, faculty members accompanying students can apply, for example.

Apply for these grants.


CES will sponsor a faculty member to engage in Europe-related research. Fellowship will include 1 year of full library privileges and research materials. Selected faculty will come to UNC to meet with a European librarian and pertinent UNC faculty at the beginning of the fellowship, and will report on publications that grow from this fellowship.

Apply for this fellowship.

  HBCU/MSI TRAVEL AWARDS | Deadline Fall 2018

CES offers travel awards (both domestic and international) to HBCU/MSI faculty to present research on contemporary Europe or EU studies at domestic or international conferences or to conduct research in Europe. Typically travel awards range from $1,000-1,500.