Funding for Faculty
EUC Faculty Research/Course Development Grants: The EUC is offering three grants at $7,500* 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.
Deadline: More information coming soon.
EUC Conference Travel Grants: The EUC is offering grants to support faculty presenting papers on EU-related topics at
both domestic and international conferences. Domestic awards are for a maximum of
$500, and international awards are for a maximum of $1,000.*
Deadline: October 1, 2012
- 2012 EUC Faculty Conference Travel Grant Request for Proposals
- 2012 Application Form (word) (.pdf)
- 2012 EUC Faculty Conference Travel Grant Checklist
- Foreign Languages Across the Curriculum (FLAC) Grant: The EUC is offering two grants of $1,500* to support the development and teaching of one- credit hour courses that accompany a regular UI course and are taught in an EU language other than English. Applicants should propose FLAC sections to accompany Spring or Summer 2012 courses. Both faculty and graduate students may apply. Funds may be used to cover an hourly TA or faculty summer salary. Deadline: More information coming soon.
modify the number and amounts of the awards if the applications so warrant.
- Campus Research Board. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Campus Research Board provides support for individual or group research projects by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign faculty members.
- Center on Democracy in a Multiracial Society. Invited from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign faculty members and graduate students for appointment as Faculty or graduate student fellows with the Center on Democracy in a Multiracial Society. Transnational and comparative projects are welcome, but they must contain a substantial US focus.
Non-University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Funding Opportunities
- Council for International Exchange of Scholars. Lists opportunities for U.S. "faculty, administrators and professionals grants to lecture, conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields, or to participate in seminars."
- Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad Fellowship Program. "Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad Grants, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, contribute to the development and improvement of the study of modern foreign languages and area studies in the United States by providing opportunities for scholars to conduct three to twelve months research abroad. Grants are not available for topics focusing on Western European countries."
- Institute of International Education (IIE) Fulbright Teaching Assistantships Abroad. "The traditional Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad each year. Grantees lecture and conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields."
- George J. Mitchell Scholarship. "George J. Mitchell Scholarships provide a one-year postgraduate study in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland. Applicants must be under the age of 30 and a U.S. citizen." For more information, contact David Schug or Laura Hastings, Directors of University of Illinois Scholarships for International Study at The Office of Prestigious Scholarships, Fifth Floor, Illini Union Bookstore, MC-317; 333-4710 fax 217-244-4851.
- Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Sofja Kovalevskaja Award: The Humboldt Foundation invites applications for the Sofja Kovalevskaja Award for promising researchers who have earned a doctorate with distinction in the past six years and published in prestigious international journals or scholarly presses. Competition for the Award, which provides up to 1.65 million Euros over five years, is open to highly acclaimed scholars from all fields, sub-discplines, and nationalities. The Foundation especially welcomes applications from women scholars.
- Alexander von Humboldt Fellowships and Awards: Germany's Alexander von Humboldt Foundation awards ten German Chancellor Scholarships annually to young professionals in the private, public, not-for-profit, cultural and academic sectors who are citizens of the United States. The program also includes scholarships for citizens of the Russian Federation and the People's Republic of China. The German Chancellor Scholarship Program sponsors individuals who demonstrate the potential to strengthen ties between Germany and their own country through their profession or studies. Prior knowledge of German is not a prerequisite. The program begins September 1 and lasts twelve months.
- Fulbright Program - U.S. Student Program to Portugal: The U.S. Student Program is designed to give graduate students, young professionals or researchers opportunities for personal development through cultural exchanges. Projects may include university coursework, independent library or field research, or a combination. Nearly 200 Americans have studied in Portual through Fulbright Portugal. The application deadline for the 2009/2010 academic year is October 21, 2008. For more information please visit the Fulbright Portugal website.
- Council for European Studies Fellowships: The Council for European Studies offers a variety of fellowships and funding opportunities for scholars engaged in research in the fields of anthropology, economics, history, political science, and sociology. Funding opportunities range from pre-dissertation and travel stipends to post-doctoral research fellowships. Eligibility is limited to doctoral candidates whose home institutions are current members of the council.
- German Marshall Fund Fellowship: Offers dissertation, postdoc, and advanced research grants to US faculty and graduate students in order to improve the understanding of significant contemporary economic, political, and social developments relating to Europe, European integration, and relations between Europe and the United States. Recipients must be US citizens or permanent residents.
- Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst / American Institute for Contemporary German Studies Research Fellowship Program: The DAAD/AICGS Research Fellowship Program, funded by a generous grant from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), is designed to bring scholars and specialists working on Germany, Europe, and/or transatlantic relations to AICGS for research stays of two months each. Fellowships include a monthly stipend of up to $4,725, depending on the seniority of the applicant, transportation to and from Washington, and office space at the Institute.
- The Consulate General of Sweden: The Consulate General of Sweden administers two travel grants for study or research in Sweden: The Bicentennial Swedish-American Exchange Fund, for non-academic research or professional enrichment, and the SASS Swedish Travel Grant, for academic study or research.
- Jean Monnet Fellowships: Through its Jean Monnet Fellowship Programme the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies offers yearly between 15 and 20 fellowships to post-docs in an early stage of their academic career. During their stay at the RSCAS, fellows work on a selected topic that fits well in the overall research profile of the RSCAS and they are expected to participate actively in the academic life of the Centre and of the EUI. Each fellow is assigned a professorial mentor. Their stay at the Centre should result in the publication of either a RSCAS Working Paper or a publication in a scientific journal or with an appropriate publishing house.
- IREX: Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program (IARO): Grants of up to $40,000 for up to nine months to US scholars for research in the social sciences and humanities in Europe and Eurasia. Applicants can choose from fellowships in policy research and development or fellowships in the humanities. Limited funding is available for cross-regional research in Mongolia, Iran, and Turkey for humanities scholars. Grants of one to three months are available to master's students for research on policy-relevant theses or equivalent projects.
- IREX: Short-Term Travel Grants Program (STG): Grants of up to $3,000 for up to two months of independent or collaborative research in Europe and Eurasia for postdoctoral scholars and professionals with terminal degrees. Successful projects must make a substantive contribution to knowledge of the contemporary political, economic, historical, or cultural developments in the region and must demonstrate how such knowledge is relevant to US foreign policy.
- Austrian Database for Scholarships and Research Grants: The Austrian Database for Scholarship and Research Grants is a searchable database of scholarships and research grants in Austria for international students, graduates and researchers. Funding is available for many areas of specialization, and each scholarship or grant lists application conditions, duration, quota and amount of benefit.