Faculty Grants for Research on Europe

Faculty Grants for Research on Europe
The European Studies Center has grants available for 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 2017 for travel and/or other expenses related to original research on some aspect of European politics, culture, society, or history.

Grantees may apply before gaining IRB clearance but must provide documentation of IRB approval before a grant can be awarded.

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.

Applications are closed for AY 2016-17.  The 2017-2018 competition will be announced in October 2017.  Please return here for updates.

Grantees will be asked to submit a final report explaining the use of the funds and the outcomes of the supported activity.  They may also be asked to write a short article for the ESC newsletter.

Application Procedure

  • Complete and submit Faculty European Grant Competition Application.
  • Submit at current C.V.
  • Submit a detailed budget listing all estimated expenses.
  • Submit 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.
  • Submit a copy of the IRB approval documentation.
  • Verify that you have updated/completed the UCIS Faculty Survey

Applications should be sent electronically to adelnore@pitt.edu by the deadline.  Late applications will not be considered.  Please direct questions about the European Grant Competition Allyson Delnore, Associate Director, for further information at adelnore@pitt.edu 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