Opportunities from Outside Sources



Title VIII Research and Language Fellowships
Deadline: January 17, 2017
The American Councils for International Education is opening applications for the U.S. Department of State Title VIII Research Fellowships. The Title VIII Research Scholar Program and the Combined Research and Language Training Program offer full support for research for three to nine consecutive months in Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe. Fellowships are open to all graduate students, faculty, and independent researchers. Fellowships must take place between September 1, 2018 and August 31, 2018. For more information, visit: https://americancouncils-horizons.symplicity.com/index.php?s=programs&mode=form&id=c3a36875db142820ca6dd4ae4608cb3e&au=&ck=


Call for Papers | Dubrovnik Jean Monet Seminar: “Advanced Issues of European LawThe EU and Trust in the Online Environment”
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Deadline: January 31, 2017
This seminar, running from April 23-29, 2017 in Dubrovnik, will tackle the topic of the EU Online, with focuses on data privacy, protection under the law, the “right to be forgotten,” and much more. Organizers will welcome researchers interested in presenting papers related to the topics of the seminar. The seminar will include lectures and research presentations. The seminar is aimed at university students of all levels, researchers, legal practitioners, and policy makers.

For more information, visit: https://www.pravo.unizg.hr/ejp/jean_monnet_project/dubrovnik_2017



July 9-August 11, 2017
Brussels Summer Study Program
University of Denver
Deadline: March 31, 2017
The Colorado European Union Center of Excellence, in partnership with GSPIA and the ESC at Pitt and the EU Centers at University of Washington-Seattle and the University of Wisconsin, is accepting applications for the 2017 Brussels Summer Study Program.  Information about the Program, and a link to the application, can be found at CEUCE.  The Brussels Summer Study Program is open to undergraduates or graduates and allows for an in-depth look at the institutions of the European Union.  Students earn college credit for participating, credit which can be applied toward one of the ESC’s certificates.  Pitt students who have participated in the past have found it very valuable. 

Thanks to the generous support of Dean Keeler, GSPIA students will be eligible for one of two $5,000.00 scholarships for this program.  To be eligible, students must be enrolled in GSPIA and accepted into the program.  For more information about the scholarships, GSPIA students can contact adelnore@pitt.edu.  Graduate students can earn up to 3 credit hours toward an ESC Certificate in European Union Studies or West European Studies.


July 1-8, 2017
Prague Summer Schools
Prague, Czech Republic
Prague Summer Schools are seven-day academic programs designed to bring together undergraduate and graduate students of various nationalities and academic backgrounds to enjoy their summer holidays in a unique academic and cultural environment.

School subjects include:
Summer School on Crime, Law and Psychology 
Summer School on European Politics: Interests versus Culture 
Summer School on China: A World Superpower - Myth or Reality? 
Summer School on Development, Sustainability and Globalization 
Summer School on Education: The Future of School 
Summer School on Behavioral Economics and Psychology 

For more information, click here.



April 5-7, 2016
The Energy and Materials Research Conference 2017
Lisbon, Portugal
Deadline: January 10, 2017
This three-day conference will offer an excellent opportunity for researchers from a broad range of academic disciplines to present, exchange and disseminate information and experiences on energy and materials science. If you are interested in presenting your most relevant recent research results at the conference, we now welcome proposals for oral, poster or virtual presentations.

To submit and abstract for the conference, click here.


April 6-7, 2016
Call for Papers | 15th Annual Claremont-UC Undergraduate Research Conference on the European Union
Claremont, California
Deadline: February 17, 2016
The primary purpose of this conference is to enhance undergraduate training in and knowledge of the European Union and US-European relations. In addition, the aim of the conference is to allow students with expertise in different areas to interact with each other as well as with faculty, foster intercampus cooperation, and recognize the excellent work achieved by students.

Students may pursue a wide range of topics that reflect their interest, expertise, and past research. Topics may deal with any aspect of European integration or transatlantic relations.

For more information, click here or contact the European Union Center of California at eucenter@scrippscollege.edu.


June 4-6, 2017
Call for Papers | Second Annual Tartu conference on Russian and East European Studies
Tartu, Estonia
Deadline: February 20, 2017
The 2017 conference titled “The Russian Revolution and Its Legacies: Taking Stock a Century Later” will be a venue for academic discussion of the fundamental cultural, social, economic and political trends affecting all aspects of people’s life in Russia and Eastern Europe. Participants are invited to share their reflections on the Russian revolution of 1917 and the ensuing developments in Russia, Eastern Europe and elsewhere in the world.

The organizers welcome individual paper submissions as well as proposals for full panels and roundtables. The Programme Committee will give careful and unbiased consideration to all proposals; however, panel proposals are particularly encouraged. Submit proposals here by February 20, 2017.

Click here for more information.



Italian Fulbright Distinguished Chair
University of Pittsburgh
Deadline: February 24, 2017
Italian academics interested in applying to teach for a semester at the University of Pittsburgh as part of the U.S.-Italy Fulbright Commission’s Fulbright Distinguished Chair should apply via the Fulbright website: www.fulbright.it/university-of-pittsburgh

The successful applicant will receive a stipend worth $19,500 USD to teach one class during the Spring Semester 2017 at the University of Pittsburgh plus an additional EUR 1,500 for travel expenses between Italy and Pittsburgh.

To help prospective applicants gain a better understanding of the University of Pittsburgh and the opportunities that abound in our city, we have put together the following website: http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/esc/content/visitors.



Fulbright and Boren Fellowships
University of Pittsburgh
Deadlines:  September and January
The Fulbright and Boren Fellowships allow international travel in relation to your research interests, and they also lead to great future opportunities.


American Institute for Contemporary German Studies
Johns Hopkins University
Deadline: February 28, 2017
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.

Pitt faculty may contact past recipient Ron Linden (linden@pitt.edu) for more information.

Visit Socioloxy.com for open positions in Europe across a number of fields.