JMCE Faculty Research Grant

Jean Monnet Center of Excellence Faculty Research on the European Union Grant Competition

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

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

Grants in the range of $2,500 – $4,500 will be awarded competitively each year with a fixed application deadline (see below). Applications are evaluated by a committee made up of ESC staff and affiliated faculty members.  The committee will be instructed to consider, among other criteria, how the proposal contributes to the ESC's mission and how the faculty member's work contributes to our understanding of contemporary Europe and its antecedents.

Applicants will be expected to coordinate with the Center to ensure that the award funds are disbursed by August 15.  Unused funds cannot be carried over to a subsequent year. 

To be eligible for a JMEUCE grant, faculty must be affiliated with the ESC and at any Pitt campus and must have updated their UCIS faculty survey within the past 12 months. Faculty with a visiting appointment are not eligible.

These grants are partly funded though the Jean Monnet Center of Excellence from the European Union.  In accordance with the EU's policies, beneficiaries of the grant should acknowledge the assistance 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."

Deadline for appilcations is January 13, 2020.

Application Procedure
To apply, please complete the JMCE Faculty Research on the EU Grant Competition Application on Submittable. You will need to upload 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 have been or are being sought. 

Verify that your UCIS faculty survey entry is up to date.

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.

For information about eligibiity, please contact Allyson Delnore, ESC Associate Director, for further information at

For information about the Submittable application process, please contact Iris Matijevic, Activites, Events, and Partnerships Coordinator at

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