Faculty Grants for Research on Europe

COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 Response: Learn how the European Studies Center is working under the current operational posture at ucis.pitt.edu/esc/covid.

The European Studies Center has grants available for affiliated faculty doing research related to Europe that is not focused on the European Union. The purpose of the European Studies Grant Competition is to develop and strengthen faculty expertise on various aspects of historical or contemporary Europe, its states and peoples. Awards are intended to be used during Summer 2021 for expenses related to original research on some aspect of European politics, culture, society, or history. 

*These grants are not intended to support conference travel.  If the primary purpose of your trip is to travel to a conference, please apply for small grant funding, instead.

Who is eligible:  Affiliated faculty at any University of Pittsburgh campus who have completed an updated UCIS faculty survey.  Faculty with visiting appointments or affiliated faculty who do not teach at Pitt are not eligible.

Awards for research-related activities typically range from $500 to $2,000 and are awarded competitively.  Applicants will be asked to show efforts to secure matching funds from their department or school or from external sources.

Deadline: Extended to February 15, 2021 11:59 pm EST (contingent upon the lifting of COVID-19-related travel restrictions imposed by the University of Pittsburgh, state and local authorities, and national governments before the time of travel - see update on 2020-2021 awards and travel here).

Application Procedure

  • Complete and submit an applicaiton on Submittable.  Click here to access the application.
  • Be sure your faculty survey is up-to-date.
  • Upload your current C.V.
  • Upload a detailed budget listing all estimated expenses.
  • Upload a written proposal of no more than five double-spaced pages. In the text of the proposal, please include a section addressing precisely how the funds will be used.
  • Upload a copy of the IRB approval documentation (if applicable).

For questions on eligibiity, please contact Allyson Delnore, ESC Associate Director, for further information at adelnore@pitt.edu.

For any questions about the Submittable application process, please contact Iris Matijevic, Activites, Events, and Partnerships Coordinator at irm24@pitt.edu

Please review the Post Award Guidelines before applying.

Important Information related to the 2020-2021 funding cycle:

According to University guidelines, the ESC will be able to fund research and travel experiences in certain circumstances, starting with your home campus being in a Guarded rather than an Elevated or High posture at the time of travel.  Any faculty or graduate student research grant awarded for Summer 2021 that involves travel will be contingent upon public safety recommendations by the CDC and the Department of State and subject to University policy (see below). Grantees will be instructed to await approval before purchasing flights or making any other non-refundable expenditures related to the research trip.  Failure to do so may result in expenses that result from a cancellation not being reimbursed.  Even after purchase, University travel can only take place if certain conditions are met at the time of departure.  Local guidelines may also require self-isolation or quarantine periods that grantees should expect to bear the costs of themselves.  The ESC will not cover any expenses associated with mandated self-isolation or quarantine periods in a destination country or upon return to the United States. Please email Allyson Delnore, Associate Director (adelnore@pitt.edu) or Iris Matijevic, Activities, Events, and Partnerships Coordinator (irm24@pitt.edu) if you have any questions.

Please also take note of the University's Standards and Guidelines impacting "Fieldwork and Research Travel"