UNC-CH Faculty, Staff & 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, we have a separate page for FLAS.

The following awards are made possible by National Resource Center funding through the Title VI program of the US Department of Education, and the European Union through Jean Monnet Center of Excellence Grants. Awardees are required to properly acknowledge support as indicated in the award letter. CES grantees must also submit an online report at the conclusion of the awarded activity.

All CES activities welcome, engage, and encourage diverse perspectives across a wide range of disciplines, topics, and stakeholders.

Applications for faculty and staff awards must be submitted through our online portal no later than 11/15/2018. Applications for graduate student awards must be submitted through our online portal no later than 1/31/2019 (except for Competitive Awards for Working Groups, Conferences, and Lectures).

If you have any questions about eligibility requirements or technical issues submitting the application please email europe@unc.edu.

Faculty, Students & Staff

  Competitive Awards for Working Groups, Conferences, and Lectures

CES offers funding to UNC-Chapel Hill faculty, staff and graduate students to support and strengthen existing and to develop new interdisciplinary working groups, hold conferences, and invite guest speakers.

Applications must be submitted through our online portal no later than 11/15/2018.

This award will be guided by CES’s theme of: “The New Europe: threats to unity, value of diversity?” Using this lens, we will 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.

Awards range from $150-1000 depending on the proposal and scope of the project. Funds can be used for domestic travel, film rights, supplies, and other RA costs (never for food). Please note that this award category is typically for bringing speaker and activities to UNC Campus. Faculty interested in traveling (domestically or abroad) for conferences, working groups or other linkages should apply for the faculty travel award instead.

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.

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Faculty

  UNC Faculty Curriculum Development Awards

CES promotes innovative course development on contemporary Europe. Curriculum Development Awards are available to develop new undergraduate or graduate European courses or to substantially revise an existing course to include significant European content.

Applications must be submitted through our online portal no later than 11/15/2018.

This award will be guided by CES’ theme of: “The New Europe: threats to unity, value of diversity?” Using this lens, we will 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.

Courses developed under this program should be offered during the academic year following receipt of the award. Faculty will be asked to submit a syllabus demonstrating added European content in the new or revised course. After the initial offering, the courses should be regularly scheduled in departmental course offerings. The award amount is $2500 and can be used for travel, supplies or other expenses directly related to developing the course content.

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.

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  UNC Junior Faculty Travel Awards

CES offers travel awards to UNC-Chapel Hill junior faculty members (those without research accounts) to conduct research in Europe or to present at and/or attend domestic or international conferences focusing on European issues.

Applications must be submitted through our online portal no later than 11/15/2018.

This award will be guided by CES’ theme of: “The New Europe: threats to unity, value of diversity?” Using this lens, we will 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 awards can be given for up to $1000; we anticipate 2 awards to be given per academic year. Faculty will be asked to submit a syllabus demonstrating new European content was integrated as a result of your travel award into a new or revised course.

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.

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  JMCE Faculty EU Research and Travel Awards

CES offers one annual travel award to UNC-Chapel Hill tenure-track faculty to conduct research on the European Union with the goal of creating a new course or amending an existing course to include more EU content. The award amount is $2000. Faculty from various disciplines are encouraged to apply. The project and itinerary must include at least three EU member states. Faculty will be asked to submit a syllabus demonstrating added European content in the new or revised course. Faculty will also be asked to write a post about their research on CES’ Medium blog.

This award is made possible by the European Union through Jean Monnet Center of Excellence Grants.

Applications must be submitted through our online portal no later than 11/15/2018.

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Graduate Students

Note: Please refer to the first award listed on this page for funding for working groups, conferences, and lectures.

  JMCE Summer Research Awards

CES offers three travel awards to UNC-Chapel Hill MA or PhD students to research in and on the European Union in the summer of 2019. The award is for $3000. Students must consult with a faculty advisor, MA thesis or dissertation advisor while developing their plan. The research content and itinerary must include at least three EU member states. Award recipients must agree to write a report on their findings; publish a post about their research on CES’ Medium blog; present at a European Horizons student group meeting; and submit a photo essay documenting their travel within one month of completing their travel. Preference will be given to students with no or limited previous travel to the EU.

Applications must be submitted through our online portal no later than 1/31/2019.

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  Ruth Mitchell-Pitts START (Student Travel and Research Term) Fellowship

The Ruth Mitchell-Pitts START (Student Travel and Research Term) Fellowship is a living memorial created to support a UNC PhD student conducting research over the summer 2019 in Europe on an issue facing Europe today. 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 $1500. A post-award report of research findings or on the conference presentation is required upon return to campus. Awardees are also asked to write a CES Medium blog post about their experience and submit a photo essay documenting their travels.

Applications must be submitted through our online portal no later than 1/31/2019.

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 for Summer 2018, she undertook ethnographic and archival research on the idea of laïcité in France.

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Staff

Note: Please refer to the first award listed on this page for funding for working groups, conferences, and lectures.

  UNC Staff Travel Awards

CES offers travel awards to UNC staff such as the Librarians, Study Abroad Advisors, Professional School staff, and other staff to attend conferences and/or to travel to Europe to develop linkages with European partner institutions. Travel awards can be given for up to $1000; we anticipate two awards to be given per academic year.

Applications must be submitted through our online portal no later than 11/15/2018.

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.

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