EUCE Faculty Research Grant

EUCE Faculty Research Grant Competition

The European Union Center of Excellence, with support from the Office of the Provost and the European Union Delegation to the United States, has grants available for faculty doing research related to any aspect of post-World War II European Integration.

The purpose of the EUCE Faculty Grant Competition is to develop and strengthen faculty expertise on the European Union and its member states and societies.  Eligible professional activities include participation at a conference, research or collaboration with a colleague, on-site field work or data acquisition.

Grants typically fall in the $3000 to $7000 range and are awarded competitively with a fixed application deadline (see below). Applications are evaluated, among other criteria, by how the proposal contributes to the EUCE's mission and how the faculty member's work contributes to our understanding of the changing dynamics of the states and peoples making up the European Union.

Applicants will be asked to show efforts to secure matching funds from their department or school and use of funds must be coordinated with the Center to ensure that the award funds are disbursed by August 15.  Unused funds cannot be carried over to a subsequent year. 

These grants are funded though the Centers of Excellence Grant from the European Union.  In accordance with the EU's policies, beneficiaries of the grant should acknowledge the assitance of the EU with the following formulation:  "This <publication/article> has been produced with the assistance of the European Union.  The contents of this work are the sole responsibility of the author and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union."

The deadline has passed. Please contact Allyson Delnore for information on the 2016 program.

      Application Procedure


To apply, please complete the EUCE Faculty Research Grant Competition Application. Include a written description of the project of 5-7 pages (double spaced), a current c.v., a detailed estimated budget, and indication of other sources from which funds are being sought. Under requirements of the University of Pittsburgh, all applicants must gain Institutional Review Board  clearance or exemption before awards may be given.  Grantees may apply before gaining IRB clearance but must provide documentation of IRB approval before a grant can be awarded.

Please contact Allyson Delnore, EUCE/ESC Associate Director, for further information at or 412-624-5404


Allowable Expenses

• Ground and air transportation to and from research site, lodging.

• On-campus and on-site research assistance (work study, translator, etc.).

• Copy and other duplication costs.

• Books and subscriptions, if justifiably necessary for the research project.

• Ground and air transportation to and from the conference or workshop site.

• Visa expenses.

• Lodging and meal expenses.

• Duplication of papers for use at the conference or workshop.

• Registration fee for conference or workshop.

• Payment to foreign national firms for services provided outside the United States


Non-allowable Expenses

• Travel expenses for individuals other than the applicant or a University of Pittsburgh student serving as a research assistant

• Payment to foreign national individuals for services provided outside the United States

• Equipment

• Any conference travel expenses if applicant does not present a paper at conference or workshop

• Membership fees

• Any expenses unrelated to the proposed activities.