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European Union Center’s Call for Grant Applications

Thanks to the European Union Center’s Department of Education Title VI Grant and the European Union Center of Excellence Grant from the European Union, the EUC is pleased to offer the following funding opportunities to the greater University of Illinois (UI) community and beyond. Included in this announcement you will find calls for UI faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students, as well as opportunities for non-UI scholars of the EU and K-12 educators and students. Search below for grants tailored to the above audiences:

For any questions, please email eucenter@illinois.edu, and include “2014 Grant Call” in the subject line of the email.

UI Faculty Grants

Faculty Research/Course Development Grant

The EUC offers three grants at €1,000* to faculty conducting research and developing courses on EU-related topics. Applicants from natural sciences/engineering, social sciences, and humanities fields are encouraged to apply. Grants that incorporate a proposed course or curriculum development plan are encouraged.

Request for Proposals
Application Form (.pdf)
Checklist

Deadline
: September 30th, 2014. Successful applicants will be notified by November 1st, 2014.

Faculty Conference Travel Grant

The EUC offers grants to support faculty presenting papers on EU-related topics at both domestic and international conferences. Domestic awards (two awards) are for a maximum of $500, and international awards (two awards) are for a maximum of $1,000.*

Request for Proposals
Application Form (.pdf)
Checklist

Deadline
: September 30th, 2014. Successful applicants will be notified by November 1st, 2014.

EUC Blog Contest: "Dispatches from Europe"

Applicants are encouraged to submit a post about their summer abroad for publication on our Across the Pond blog and are in the running to win our "Dispatches from Europe" Blog Contest! Winners will receive monetary prizes. Blog submissions should be emailed to eucenter@illinois.edu.

EUC Blog: http://eucenterillinois-abroad.blogspot.com
EUC blog instructions can be found here.
Additional EUC Blog Contest Details are available on the EUC Blog.

Deadline
: September 15th, 2014

EUC Photo Contest

U of I students, faculty, staff and alumni are eligible to enter the contest. Winners will receive monetary prizes! The winning photos will be displayed at the EUC's annual European Union Day, on the EUC website and on EUC social media outlets. Winners will also be invited to European Union Day events including the keynote address and the following reception and luncheon. Learn more about the contest and enter to win at: http://www.euc.illinois.edu/photocontest/

Deadline: September 15th, 2014

UI Graduate Student Grants

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships
(Pending continued FLAS funding to the EUC from the US Department of Education)

EUC-offered FLAS graduate student fellowships may be used to study European languages and take area studies courses. Graduate students may receive full tuition and fee waiver and a stipend of $15,000 payable over the academic year. Eligibility for tuition waiver varies by home department and school. Summer FLAS fellowships carry a stipend of $2,500 plus tuition and fees of $5,000 to study a language. For more information about approved languages and additional requirements, visit: http://www.euc.illinois.edu/funding/flas/. The EUC FLAS website will be updated this fall to reflect the most up-to-date information.

Deadline: Applications should be submitted to EUC by students' departments by February 6th, 2015. Check with your own department for the departmental deadline. On-line application form and further details will be available later in Fall 2014 on the FLAS website: http://www.flas.illinois.edu/. Student info sessions will be held on October 27th and 28th at 4:00PM, in 126 GSLIS. The FLAS website will be updated this fall to reflect the most up-to-date information.

Graduate Student Research Travel Grant

The EUC offers three grants of 1,000 €* each to support graduate student research focused on EU topics. Applicants from all schools are welcome to apply.

Request for Proposals
Application Form (.pdf)
Checklist

Deadline
: September 30th, 2014. Successful applicants will be notified by November 1st, 2014.

EUC Blog Contest: "Dispatches from Europe"

Applicants are encouraged to submit a post about their summer abroad for publication on our Across the Pond blog and are in the running to win our "Dispatches from Europe" Blog Contest! Winners will receive monetary prizes. Blog submissions should be emailed to eucenter@illinois.edu.

EUC Blog: http://eucenterillinois-abroad.blogspot.com
EUC blog instructions can be found here.
Additional EUC Blog Contest Details are available on the EUC Blog.

Deadline
: September 15th, 2014

EUC Photo Contest

U of I students, faculty, staff and alumni are eligible to enter the contest. Winners will receive monetary prizes! The winning photos will be displayed at the EUC's annual European Union Day, on the EUC website and on EUC social media outlets. Winners will also be invited to European Union Day events including the keynote address and the following reception and luncheon. Learn more about the contest and enter to win at: http://www.euc.illinois.edu/photocontest/

Deadline: September 15th, 2014

UI Undergraduate Student Grants

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Undergraduate Fellowship
(Pending continued FLAS funding to the EUC from the US Department of Education)

EUC-offered FLAS undergraduate fellowships support students studying European languages at the intermediate level or higher and to complete area studies coursework. Undergraduate fellows receive $10,000 towards the cost of tuition and fees, plus a $5,000 stipend during the academic year. Summer FLAS fellowships carry a stipend of $2,500 plus tuition and fees of $5,000 to study a language. For more information about approved languages and additional requirements, visit: http://www.euc.illinois.edu/funding/flas/. The EUC FLAS website will be updated this fall to reflect the most up-to-date information.

Deadline: February 6th, 2015; online application form and further details will be available later in Fall 2014 on the FLAS website: http://www.flas.illinois.edu/. Student info sessions will be held on October 27th and 28th at 4:00PM, in 126 GSLIS. The FLAS website will be updated this fall to reflect the most up-to-date information.

Undergraduate Research Fellow Grants

The EUC is offering two Undergraduate Research Fellow Grants in the amount of 200 €.* These funds can be used to support the creation and presentation of research posters on EU-related topics, as well as to support travel to present these posters at a conference. Applicants from all disciplines are eligible.

Grant Announcement and Instructions
Application Form (.pdf)
Checklist

Deadline
: September 30th, 2014. Successful applicants will be notified promptly.

Undergraduate Travel Grant to Participate in the National EU Centers of Excellence Network Brussels Summer Program

The EUC will be offering one travel grant to a student participating in the national EU Centers of Excellence Network Brussels Summer Program. This EUC undergraduate travel grant provides funds to cover travel costs and accomodations associated with participating in the national EU Centers of Excellence Network Brussels Summer Program. Undergraduate students in all disciplines and departments at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are eligible. Program dates: June 2015. More information about the program itinerary will be available later in Spring 2015. 

Deadline: Spring 2015. Application details to be released as early as possible in the spring 2015 semester once the program for June 2015 is set. The successful applicant will be notified as soon as possible after the application deadline.

EUC Blog Contest: "Dispatches from Europe"

Applicants are encouraged to submit a post about their summer abroad for publication on our Across the Pond blog and are in the running to win our "Dispatches from Europe" Blog Contest! Winners will receive monetary prizes. Blog submissions should be emailed to eucenter@illinois.edu.

EUC Blog: http://eucenterillinois-abroad.blogspot.com
EUC blog instructions can be found here.
Additional EUC Blog Contest Details are available on the EUC Blog.

Deadline
: September 15th, 2014

EUC Photo Contest

U of I students, faculty, staff and alumni are eligible to enter the contest. Winners will receive monetary prizes! The winning photos will be displayed at the EUC's annual European Union Day, on the EUC website and on EUC social media outlets. Winners will also be invited to European Union Day events including the keynote address and the following reception and luncheon. Learn more about the contest and enter to win at: http://www.euc.illinois.edu/photocontest/

Deadline: September 15th, 2014

Non-UI Scholars of the EU

EUCE Scholars in Residence

The European Union Center has funds to host emerging and leading scholars of the European Union, broadly defined. Scholars should hold faculty positions or have recently earned their PhD. Both US-based and European-based scholars may apply. The Scholars in Residence program offers up to 2,500€ per semester to support visits of at least one month at the University of Illinois, covering such expenses as travel, housing, and subsistence, plus an honorarium.

2014-15 competition is currenly closed.

K-12 Educators and Students

Euro Challenge

Euro Challenge is an exciting educational opportunity for high school students (grades 9 & 10) to learn about the European Union (EU) – the largest trading partner of the US – and its single currency, the euro. The program offers students of global studies, economics, world history/geography or European studies a unique experience that moves them out of the classroom into the real world. Join Euro Challenge competition and get a chance to win cash prizes and travel to NYC! Teacher of the top IL team will win a place on a Study Tour to Europe in Summer 2015 organized by the Network of European Union Centers of Excellence (Teachers who have participated in previous Study Tours to Europe organized by the University of Illinois European Union Center are welcome and encouraged to participate in the euro challenge but are not eligible to join the Study Tour to Europe Summer 2015).
To learn more visit: http://www.euc.illinois.edu/eurochallenge
Expense-paid teacher info workshop in Chicago: November 2014

Registration Deadline: more information coming soon

Transatlantic Educators Dialogue (TED)

The Transatlantic Educators Dialogue (TED) provides an opportunity for educators in the United States and the European Union to come together online for share exploration and examination of a variety of educational topics as they relate to issues of identity and difference, with a particular emphasis on representations of "the other" in the classroom. This experience of educational diplomacy and exploration from multiple perspectives will enable educators to overcome cultural misunderstandings and misconceptions.

Upon successful completion of TED, all participants will receive a Certification of Completion from the European Union Center at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. For US participants, CPDUs/CEUs (for 30 contact hours) and University of Illinois graduate credits are available. Participants will meet on-line once a week for 90 minutes: Sundays (February-May) 12:00-1:30PM (US Central Time Zone), 5:00-6:30PM (Greenwich Mean Time).

Further information and online application form will be available later in Fall 2014. For updates and more information, please visit: http://www.euc.illinois.edu/TED

Registration Deadline: January 2015

* The EUC intends to fund the number and amount listed above for each grant but may
modify the number and amounts of the awards if the applications so warrant.