As an essential part of the center’s mission to provide opportunities for students, faculty and the public to learn about Europe, European integration, and the European Union, the Center for European Studies welcomes scholars from around the world to participate in its Visiting Scholar Program. The Visiting Scholar Program targets three distinct types of visiting scholars whose research dovetails with that of leading faculty members at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill:
- EU Fellows
- CES Visiting Scholars in Residence
- German Academic Exchange (DAAD) Professors
The Visiting Scholars Program at the Center for European Studies mutually enriches its participants by expanding research networks, allowing for collaborative projects, and broadening the international visibility and impact of their work.
European Union Fellows
European Union Fellows are EU officials based at universities across the United States for up to one year. The Fellows conduct research, teach courses on EU themes at their host university, and give frequent outreach talks at other universities and community organizations throughout their region.
Currently no visiting European Union fellows
CES Visiting Scholars
The Center for European Studies Visiting Scholars in Residence program affords scholars at various stages in their academic career the opportunity to spend extended periods of time at UNC-Chapel Hill. This opportunity allows for research and professional development for visiting scholars, strengthening ties between CES and departments with similar goals in the US and abroad. Visitors will benefit from UNC-Chapel Hill’s world class library system, working with the center’s TransAtlantic Masters students and affiliated doctoral students, and partnering with leading faculty in various EU fields. CES Visiting Scholars in Resident are fully integrated in the activities of the center’s activities, participating in working groups, giving guest lectures and public talks, and teaching courses, when appropriate.
German Academic Exchange (DAAD) Professors
DAAD professors are German academics who teach at North American universities for up to five years in a wide variety of fields such as political science, history, anthropology and philosophy. The Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill is pleased to host DAAD professors on a regular basis. More about DAAD Visiting Professorships.
Dominic Nyhuis is DAAD Professor at the Center for European Studies. He received his PhD from the University of Mannheim, Germany, for a project on the link between district preferences and candidate communication in German elections. In his research on European and German politics, he focuses on party politics, legislatures, and subnational politics. With a background in quantitative methods, he is particularly interested in how the digital transformation impacts upon research in the social sciences. To this end, he has worked on the automated collection of large-scale web data, as well as tools for the analysis of text and video data. Funded by the German Research Foundation, he currently runs a project in collaboration with researchers at the University of Mannheim and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, to investigate how computer vision can inform research on legislative politics. He is also part of a research group that builds a syntax-aware text analysis system to improve the study of legislative text.
Become a Fellow
Visiting Scholars hosted by the Center for European Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel hill are funded through a variety of means. Below we provide a list of external grants and fellowships for academics and practitioners that would allow for an extended research period at the UNC-Chapel Hill.