UNC-CH Faculty & Graduate Student Funding

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

If you are an undergraduate or graduate student looking for information on the Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS) for European languages, that information can be found here.

*Please Note: International travel funded by the U.S. 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 U.S. carrier and that the flight number listed is the U.S. carrier number.

Acknowledgement 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 (found here) at the conclusion of the awarded activity.

  FACULTY DOMESTIC TRAVEL AWARD – Deadline Fall 2018

The Center for European Studies offers a limited number of travel awards to UNC-Chapel Hill faculty to present research on contemporary Europe or EU studies at domestic conferences. Priority for these awards will be given to junior faculty, faculty without endowed research accounts, and faculty who have not recently received funds from CES. Typically, domestic awards range from $500-750.

  FACULTY CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT GRANTS – Deadline Fall 2018

CES promotes innovative course development on contemporary Europe. Faculty awards are available to develop new undergraduate or graduate European courses or to substantially revise an existing course to include significant European content. Courses developed under this program should be offered during the academic year following the semester of the award. After the first offering, the courses should be regularly scheduled in departmental course offerings. Awards will be in the amount of $3,000.

Preference will be given to proposals that meet one or more of the following criteria::

  • Courses available and of interest to undergraduate students majoring in Contemporary European Studies (EURO) and/or graduate students in the TransAtlantic Masters Program
  • Courses related to CES thematic initiatives under Title VI (Topics of particular interest: Islam and immigration in Europe, US-EU business relations, EU development policy in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia)
  • Courses in professional schools/ Courses with high enrollments
  • Opening Access: Courses adding European content to courses that traditionally target underrepresented students (STEM, for example)

  FACULTY INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL AWARD – Deadline Fall 2018

The Center for European Studies offers a limited number of travel awards to UNC-Chapel Hill faculty to present research on contemporary Europe or EU studies at international conferences or to conduct research in Europe. Priority for these awards will be given to junior faculty, faculty without endowed research accounts, and faculty who have not recently received funds from CES. Typically, international awards range from $750-1,500.

  FACULTY AND GRADUATE STUDENT JOINT PROJECTS – Deadline Fall 2018

One to two awards will be made to teams of graduate students and faculty working on joint projects on contemporary European topics leading to publication. Awards will be in the amount of $2,500.

  RUTH MITCHELL-PITTS START (STUDENT TRAVEL AND RESEARCH TERM) FELLOWSHIP – Deadline Fall 2018

The Ruth Mitchell-Pitts START (Student Travel and Research Term) Fellowship is a living memorial created to support a UNC MA or PhD student conducting research in Europe on an issue facing Europe today or presenting at a domestic or international conference on a Contemporary European topic. Students across disciplines are encouraged to apply. Applications will require a brief statement of support from faculty advisor, resume/cv, and a research proposal or conference paper abstract. The award will be in the amount of $2,000. A post-award report of research findings or on the conference presentation is required upon return to campus.

Shreya Parikh is a PhD student in the Department of Sociology at UNC-Chapel Hill. She is interested in the historical and contemporary relations between state and religion, especially Islam, in France and the US. As a Ruth Mitchell-Pitts START Fellow, she will undertake ethnographic and archival research on the idea of laïcité in France.