We at the EUCE/ESC want to thank all of our faculty, students and friends for participating in our events this year. We have had seven “Conversations on Europe,” supported programs and films on German identity, shale gas, immigration and a range of other topics across the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences and several professional schools.  Our faculty and students have won national awards and we have been proud to support their research and teaching.  We hope you have an enjoyable summer and look forward to seeing you all next year.




"EU Global?  The EU and Global Health Governance"

9 AM – 12 PM, University Club

Organized in collaboration with Wulf Reiners of the Jean Monnet Chair for Political Science of the University of Cologne, the workshop will serve to bring together practitioners and academic scholars to discuss the collaboration of state and non-state actors, such as the European Union, as well as those from civil society, within the system of global health governance.  Participants will include Bernard Merkel, European External Action Service, who works on Food Safety, Health and Consumer Affairs at the EU Delegation of the EU to the USA in Washington, and Donald Burke, Dean, Graduate School of Public Health.  Please view a copy of the conference draft HERE.

Sponsored by the European Union Center of Excellence & European Studies Center


EUCE/ESC Travel Grants for Graduate Students


The European Union Center of Excellence and the European Studies Center has funds available to graduate students to help defray costs involved in traveling to and participating in regional, national, or international scholarly conferences. In order to be eligible, graduate students must 1) be presenting a paper (i.e. not acting as discussant or chair) and be on the program of the conference; 2) Be presenting a paper that has some aspect of European life, historical or contemporary, domestic or international, or European integration as its main focus.  (Topics in the humanities as well as in the social sciences and those dealing with the countries of Europe and/or the European Union are eligible. For contemporary East European countries, topics must deal with links to or impact of the European Union.)  Find other requirements and application procedures HERE.



Welfare Wealth Work for Europe (WWWforEurope)

DEADLINE: April 30, 2013

WWWforEurope is hosting a competition for papers relating to sustainable development and socio-ecological transition in Europe.  The conference is intended to form a bridge between the analytical and policy formulation phases of the WWWforEurope project, and seeks to provide an interdisciplinary forum to reflect on both the research proc ess and the subsequent strategies proposed.  All researchers, practitioners, and activists are invited to submit papers.  For more information, please visit their website HERE.



Council for European Studies (CES) Resource Guide to Grants and Fellowships for Europeanists

The Council for European Studies' Guide to Grants & Fellowships for Europeanists is the most comprehensive compendium of funding opportunities for humanists and social scientists engaged in the study of Europe. Available exclusively to members of the Council, the Guide is updated annually and has been organized to facilitate ease-of-use. Fully searchable, this Guide is multiply indexed with information categorized by type of award, phase of study, area of geographic interest, and subject. As a member of the Council, the University of Pittsburgh can offer this resource to its students, faculty, and staff.  To access (from a University of Pittsburgh computer), click HERE.  Alternatively, a printed copy is available to consult at the EUCE/ESC office.

German Graduate Fellowship Guide

Prepared by Professor Randall Halle, The University of Pittsburgh’s German Department Director of Graduate Studies and Ms. Alana Dunn, Office Administrator, this new resource is organized into internal and external pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowship sections, providing an overview of more than 40 fellowships, travel grants and other funding resources specific to students with interests in Germany and Europe.  Each fellowship listed has information on eligibility, funding, how to apply, deadline to apply, and contact information (where available).  The guide can be found on the graduate page of the German Department website, or by clicking this LINK.  Note that you can click on each fellowship listed in the table of contents to be taken directly to the page.

European Parliament Liaison Office (EPLO) Graduate Internship Opportunity

European Parliament, Liaison Office with the U.S. Congress

DEADLINE: MAY 31, 2013

The European Parliament invites graduate students (US citizens only) to apply for an internship in its Washington DC office from mid-September to mid-December 2013, with the possibility of a two-month extension in Brussels and Strasbourg, to be determined by the relevancy to the intern's course of study, and the feasibility of the Parliament’s schedule.  This opportunity is also open to alumni.  Opportunities for work exist in many policy areas, including but not limited to: energy, environment, counter-terrorism, financial services, trade, human rights, and development co-operation.  This internship offers the opportunity to monitor transnational politics in action, to see global players in international affairs addressing global challenges across a range of policy areas, to witness the interplay between decision-makers in the US – be they from the legislative or executive branch – and lawmakers from the European Union.  For more information, please contact Mr. Jean-Luc Robert via EMAIL, or visit their website HERE.

U.S. Fulbright Scholar Grant Opportunity in Europe & Eurasia in Political Science

Council for International Exchange of Scholars, Institute of International Education


Applications for the 2014-15 academic year are currently being accepted from all levels of faculty and professionals, including early career, for a broad range of awards in the field of Political Science.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens and hold a Ph.D. or appropriate professional/terminal degree at the time of application.  In addition, all discipline awards are available in all countries in Europe and Eurasia and can be a good option if no discipline-focused award matches your expertise.  Please visit the 2014-2015 Catalog of Awards to learn more about the opportunities available in this year's competition.  For most awards, English is sufficient for teaching and foreign language proficiency is only needed to the extent required by the proposed research project, if applicable.  For eligibility factors, detailed application guidelines and review criteria, please follow the link HERE.  For further information about specific awards, please contact the program staff listed in the award description.   

European Union Fulbright-Schuman European Union Affairs Program 

DEADLINE: August 1, 2013

Offering three grants for policy-oriented research on U.S.-EU transatlantic relationship, EU affairs, U.S.-EU comparative studies, and tenable in any Member State of the European Union.  Projects under this award require the grantee's presence in two member states of the EU. Postdoctoral candidates are also welcome to apply. Professionals such as policy-makers, policy analysts and researchers at think tanks, non-profit organizations (NGOs), associations, learned societies, foundations, decision-makers and legislators at state or federal government offices, individuals in industry or the media with relevant professional experience are also encouraged to apply.   A Chair grant in European Studies for teaching/research is also offered.  The host for 2014-15 will be the European University Institute of Florence, Italy.  English is sufficient for teaching and a letter of invitation should not be sought.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens and hold a Ph.D. or appropriate professional/terminal degree at the time of application.  For more information, please visit the website HERE.

German Chancellor Fellowship                                                                   

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation


The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation's German Chancellor Fellowship Program is for university graduates from the United States, the Russian Federation, the People's Republic of China, Brazil, and India with an interest in international issues and demonstrated leadership potential. The program is targeted at accomplished young professionals who are likely to become decision-makers, thought leaders, and influential voices in their respective fields. Fellows will be recruited from a broad range of areas such as politics and public policy, law, media, business, the non-governmental sector, and the arts. The program provides fellows the opportunity to spend one year in Germany, where they will network with other prospective leaders from abroad and explore new solutions to the global issues of our times. Applicants must have a Bachelor's or comparable academic degree.  Additional program information, frequently asked questions, and a brochure on recent AvH German Chancellor Fellows can be found HERE.



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