The Center for European Studies seeks applications from University of Michigan undergraduate and graduate students for grants ranging from $500 to $1,500 towards summer research or internships. The grants are intended to promote the study of Europe and European integration.
Applicants for research grants may be at preliminary or more advanced stages of their research; applicants for internships should be prepared to identify the venue for their internship in a governmental agency, business, or non-governmental institution in the region. Funding can be used for travel, purchase of research materials, and fees for educational opportunities not provided by U-M.
U-M undergraduate students are encouraged to apply for the University of Windsor European Union Study Abroad Program (May, 2013) in Leuven and Brussels, Belgium, and may receive funding for this program by applying for CES Summer Research and Internship Grants. For more information contact Steve Brooks (firstname.lastname@example.org), director of the program.
Applicants must submit the following application materials:
- online application
- statement of purpose (1-3 pages) including proposed time period, institutional affiliation, your reasons for pursuing the project, and how this experience will contribute to your career goals
- one letter of recommendation
- curriculum vitae or resume
- official University of Michigan transcript
A written report based on the project will be required at its conclusion.
Application materials must be submitted by 5:00 pm on March 15, 2013.
Questions should be directed to Julie Claus at email@example.com or 734.936.1842.
Offered in Winter 2013: EURO 600.001/HIST 698.001 European Studies Proseminar: Teaching European History After the Global Turn. Wed., 10 AM to 1 PM (Instructor: Cole, Joshua)
This course explores the ways that transnational perspectives have changed the way historians think of “European” history. It aims for a wide audience of graduate students who expect to be responsible for teaching European history, without always being specialists in this field. The course will have a broadly chronological structure, paying close attention to the following themes: the "Atlantic World," the Industrial Revolution, European imperialisms in the "Democratic Age," European integration in the era of decolonization and the Cold War, and European integration after 1989.
Are you interested in the development and politics of the European Union? In the role Europe and the EU play in context of globalization? In how political decisions and strategies are made in the EU system? Then you should consider participating in the joint University of Michigan/University of Windsor 2013 EU Study Abroad Program, to be held May 5-18, 2013, in Brussels and Leuven, Belgium. The theme of this year's program is "The EU as a Global Actor."
University of Michigan students who participate in the EU Study Abroad Program earn 3 credit for Political Science 389 and experience firsthand the EU in the heart of Europe. Attendance at all seminars and program activities is mandatory and all students will be required to submit a 15-page paper related to the theme of this year’s seminar, due June 14, 2013. The preliminary course outline can be accessed by clicking here. This intensive and highly concentrated program involves a combination of visits to offices of the EU, NATO, the ICC and other international institutions and NGOs, as well as seminars and cultural excursions. Students stay at the Irish College in the centre of Leuven, one of Europe’s oldest university towns, renowned for its blend of medieval and contemporary architecture.
Program costs total roughly $2,300 (depending on the exchange rate) and cover accommodation and tuition fees. Expenses related to visits and activities that are part of the program, such as train fares within Belgium and admission costs, are relatively small and paid for by program participants as they are incurred. Students are responsible for their own travel between their home in the United State and Leuven (15 minutes by train from Brussels International Airport), all meals (excluding breakfast), and for any personal spending. More information on anticipated costs and fees are available by clicking here.
This program involves a collaboration with the University of Michigan. Students from both Windsor and Michigan will participate in this course. The program is formally based at the University of Windsor but Michigan students have usually made up about half of each year's annual cohort. Eligibility for the program is the satisfactory completion of a course in either Comparative or International Politics. Background in history, business, or some other field related to the nature of this program may be accepted in lieu of political science.
The program director is Dr. Stephen Brooks, Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Windsor and Director of Michigan's Ottawa Internship Program. You can contact Dr. Brooks at firstname.lastname@example.org. Students interested in participating should complete the application form and return it to Dr. Brooks via email attachment.
DEADLINE: December 3, 2012
The Center for European Studies and the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies are offering students summer grants of $5,000 to work on issues of European integration, broadly defined. Student grantees will conduct research leading to the writing of a paper on a relevant topic of their choosing.
It is expected that during the spring and/or summer of 2013 the grantees, in consultation with faculty advisor(s), will devote twelve weeks of full time work to their projects. This is not a travel grant.
Fellows may be invited to attend the European Studies Proseminar: Teaching European History After the Global Turn (EURO 600.001/HIST 698.001) offered in Winter 2013; and to contribute to selected outreach activities organized by CES at local high schools, colleges, and universities.
Students in professional schools and graduate programs are eligible to apply. The fellowship is limited to returning students. Students in the last year of terminal degree programs are not eligible.
Applicants should submit the 2013 Jean Monnet Graduate Fellowship Application, a 2-3 page proposal describing the project they intend to carry out, including its topic, aims, method, and anticipated scholarly contribution. They should also indicate the period in which they will be conducting full time work on their project. A letter of recommendation from a University of Michigan faculty member (preferably the student’s advisor), a current transcript (or permission for CES to electronically access it), and current CV should accompany the proposal.
Application materials in electronic form are to be submitted by December 3, 2012 to Julie Claus, CES Academic Services coordinator at email@example.com. For further information please contact Julie Claus.
Jean Monnet Graduate Fellows, 2012
Fellowships awarded to U-M graduate students for research on European integration with support from CES, Copernicus Endowment, Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, and WCED.
Aleksandar Bošković, PhD Slavic. “Photopoetry Children’s Book: Serbian Surrealism in Comparison with French.” Srinivas (Chinnu) Parinandi, PhD Political Science. “Burdens of Centralization? Carbon Policy Innovation in the (De)Centralizing European Union.” Molly Saunders-Scott, PhD Economics. “A Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base in the EU: Incentives for Enforcement.” Natalie Smolenski, PhD Anthropology & History. “Does Europe Exist? The Response of the Catholic Church in Poland to European Integration.” Continue reading on Jean Monnet Fellows.
CES Summer Research & Internship Grants, 2012
Awarded to U-M undergraduate and graduate students for summer research or internships to encourage study of Europe and European integration with support from CES, Marjorie & Maxwell Reade Graduate Fellowship, and WCED.
Jessica Beck, PhD Anthropology (Portugal); Virginia Black, MArch Architecture (France); Ari Brown, LSA (Finland); Judy Lindsay Brown, MFA Dance (Portugal/France/Germany/Austria); Ivan Cangemi, PhD Anthropology/Classical Art & Archaeology (Italy); Rebecca Cao, BA International Studies/Romance Languages & Literatures (France); Jenny Castano, MPH Health Behavior & Health Education (Spain); Dwanna Crain, PhD Classical Art & Archaeology (Romania); Natania Hortsch, BSE Materials Science & Engineering (Germany); Kirsten Kortebein, BA German (Germany); Leonora Lucaj, BA History (Spain); Masha Shulkin, BS Neuroscience (France); Kylee Stair, BA French/International Studies (France); Nikolas Sweet, PhD Anthropology (France).
EUC JEAN MONNET GRADUATE FELLOWS, 2011
Fellowships being awarded to U-M graduate students for research on European integration with support from the European Commission and the Horace H.Rackham School of Graduate Studies.
Janna Bray, PhD Political Science/Public Policy. “Friend or Foe: Muslim Immigrants and Left Political Parties in Western Europe.” David Kline Jones, PhD Health Management & Policy/Political Science. “The Territorial Politics of French Health Care Reform.” Davide Orsini, PhD Anthropology/History. “Historical Production and Narratives of Integration in La Maddalena, Italy.” Elizabeth Young, PhD Sociology. “Questioning Citizens, Examining the Nation: A Comparative Study of European Citizenship Tests.”
CES-EUC SUMMER RESEARCH AND INTERNSHIP GRANTS, 2011
Awarded to U-M undergraduate and graduate students for summer research or research on Europe and European integration with the support from the European Commission and CES-EUC.
Lydia Austin, BA Public Policy (Belgium); Smadar Brack, PhD Anthropology (Italy); Amanda Burra, JD Law/PhD History (Switzerland); Alina Charniauska, BA REES (Belgium); Lisa Danovich, MSW Social Work(Sweden/Netherlands/UK/France/Germany/Austria); Katharine D’Hondt, BA Public Policy (Belgium); Heather Elliott, MPH Public Health (England/Germany); Alisa Foti, BA Spanish (Belgium); Luzhi He, BBA Business Administration (Belgium); Garret Huff, BSE Materials Science & Engineering (Germany); Victoria Jennings, BA International Studies/Political Science (Belgium); Amr Kamal, PhD Comparative Literature (France); Elyse Leonard, BA Political Science (Norway); Anna Lichtman, BA Political Science/History of Art (Belgium); Elizabeth Nijdam, PhD German (Germany); Stefanie Rubinstein, BA Political Science (Belgium); Leigh Saris, PhD Anthropology (Greece); Nils Stannik, BSE Electrical Engineering (Germany);Broderick Theis, MA Higher Education (Spain); Edward Timke, PhD Communication Studies (France); Steven Trombley, BBA Business Administration/BA Political Science (Belgium); Yishi Wang, BS Environment/German (Germany).
EUC/FORD SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY Summer Internship Grant, 2011
Awarded to Ford School of Public Policy MPP students for summer internships in Europe with support from the European Commission.
Salvador Maturana, MPP Public Policy. Internship at the Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development. Katlego Moilwa, MPP Public Policy. Internship at the Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development, Climate Change Division.
GRADUATE WORKSHOP ON EUROPEAN STUDIES, 2011
Faculty convenor: Dario Gaggio, CES-EUC/History. Graduate student coordinator: Janna Bray, PhD Political Science/Public Policy. Participants: Elizabeth Young, PhD Sociology (best paper for “Questioning Would-Be Citizens, Examining the Nation: A Comparative Study of Naturalization Tests”); Fiona Greenland, PhD Sociology/Public Policy; Lavrentia Karamaniola, PhD Anthropology; David Kline Jones, PhD Health Management & Policy/Political Science; Davide Orsini, PhD History; Joseph Viscomi, PhD Anthropology.
CES-EUC FELLOWS RECIPIENTS OF THE 2010-11 FULBRIGHT FELLOWSHIP
The Fulbright Program is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. It operates in more than 155 countries worldwide. Approximately 1,600 U.S. students received grants for the 2010-2011 academic year.
Among the 2010-2011 U-M Student Fulbright grantees are:
Sarah Hamilton, PhD History, 2010 EUC Jean Monnet Fellow (Spain), "Rhetoric and Reality in Late-Twentieth Century Spanish Environmental Policy."
Jeremy Ledger, PhD History, 2009 CES-EUC Summer Research grantee (Spain), "Mapping the Medieval World: Cross-cultural Exchange and Mediterranean Cartography." Nadia Baadj, PhD History of Art, 2008 CES Summer Research grantee (Netherlands), "’Monstrous creatures and diverse strange things’: The Curious Art of Jan van Kessel."
EUC JEAN MONNET GRADUATE FELLOWS, 2010
Frank Castiglione, PhD Near Eastern Studies, “Enforcement and Resistance: Turkish Political Debates on Integration into the European Union.”
Cassandra Grafström, PhD Political Science, “Considering the Effects of the Maastricht Treaty: How Changes in Political and Economic Institutions Affect Democratic Accountability and the Relationships between Voters and Politicians.” Sarah Hamilton, PhD History, “How EU Law and Policy Affect Spanish Environmental Management.” Joseph Viscomi, PhD Anthropology & History, “Migrant and Muslim Integration in Italy.”
CES-EUC SUMMER RESEARCH AND INTERNSHIP GRANTS, 2010
Cassandra Ballert, BSE Chemical Engineering/BS German (Germany); Janna Bray, PhD Political Science (Germany); Christopher Davis, PhD Comparative Literature (France); Jacqueline Doremus, PhD Natural Resources & Environment (France); Karen Fan, BA Economics/Political Science (France); Martha Fedorowicz, BA French/Political Science (France); Juliet Guzzetta, PhD Romance (Italy); David Kline Jones, PhD Health Management & Policy/Political Science (France); Gregory Kohler, BA German (Germany); Erika Mayer, BA Political Science (England); George Nardis, PhD Communication Studies (Ann Arbor); Courtney Ritter, PhD Screen Arts & Cultures (Italy); Christian Runge, MLArch Landscape Architecture (Germany); Leslie Tse, BBA Business Administration (Germany); Joel Vikrant, MPH Health Management & Policy (Scotland).
EUC/FORD SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY Summer Internship Grant, 2010
Christopher Murillo, MPP Public Policy. Internship at the Global Public Policy Institute, Berlin, Germany.
GRADUATE WORKSHOP ON EUROPEAN STUDIES, 2010
Faculty convenor: Dario Gaggio, CES-EUC/History. Graduate student coordinator: Monica López-Lerma, PhD Comparative Literature. Participants: Avraham Astor, PhD Sociology (best paper for “Toward a Relational Approach to Studying Intergroup Conflict: The Origins of Mosque Opposition in Spain”); Janna Bray, PhD Political Science; Frank Castiglione, PhD Near Eastern Studies; Alexandra Gerber, PhD Sociology; Cassandra Grafström, PhD Political Science; Susanne Unger, PhD Anthropology.
EUC JEAN MONNET GRADUATE FELLOWS, 2009
Ela Gezen, PhD German, “Heimisches Berlin: Longing and Belonging.” Mónica López-Lerma, PhD Comparative Literature, “The Ghosts of Justice: Re-Imagining the Spanish Past.” Jennifer Miller, PhD Political Science, “Redefining the Nation: Center-Right Party Outreach toward Visible Minorities in Europe.” Jessica Robbins, PhD Anthropology, “Making and Unmaking Polish Persons: Aging and Memory in Postsocialist Poland.”
CES-EUC SUMMER RESEARCH AND INTERNSHIP GRANTS, 2009
Elisabeth Alber, BA Political Science/German (Brussels, Belgium); Catherine Benson, PhD Natural Resources and Environment (Switzerland); Heloise Finch-Boyer, PhD Anthropology and History (France); Maria Hadjipolycarpou, PhD Comparative Literature (Cyprus); Trevor Kilgore, PhD History (Italy); Laura Kupe,BA Political Science/Modern European Studies minor (Germany); Jeremy Ledger, PhD History (Spain); Paul Lewis, BA Mathematics/Jazz Studies (France); Aaron McCloud, MBA Business/MSE Naval Architecture (Denmark); Rosa Moore, BA History of Art/German (Germany); Noel Delgado Moreno, BS Chemical Engineering/German (Germany); Davide Orsini, PhD Anthropology and History (Italy); Mark Rudolf, BS Biomedical Engineering/German minor (Germany); Anna Wieck, PhD History of Art (Spain).
EUC/FORD SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY Summer Internship Grant, 2009
Egan Reich, MPP Public Policy (Internship at the EastWest Institute, Brussels, Belgium).
GRADUATE WORKSHOP ON EUROPEAN STUDIES, 2009
Faculty convenor: Dario Gaggio, CES-EUC/History. Graduate student coordinator: Sarah Hamilton, PhD History. Participants: Luciana Aenasoaie, PhD Anthropology and History; Frank Castiglione, PhD Near Eastern Studies/History; Ela Gezen, PhD German; Emanuela Grama, PhD Anthropology and History; Krista Goff, PhD History; Corina Kesler, PhD Comparative Literature; Trevor Kilgore, PhD History; Monica López-Lerma, PhD Comparative Literature; Bertrand Metton, PhD Anthropology and History; Minayo Nasiali, PhD History (Best paper award for “Ordering the Disorderly Slum: ‘Standardizing’ Quality of Life in Marseille Shantytowns, 1953-1962”); Roberto Robles, PhD Romance Languages and Literatures.
The Center for Russian and East European Studies (CREES) and Center for European Studies-European Union Center (CES-EUC) at the University of Michigan anticipate the availability of funding for Emerging Democracy Graduate Fellowships in 2008-2009. These fellowships would be awarded to incoming graduate students at the University of Michigan who expect to focus their graduate work around the theme of "emerging democracy past or present" in Europe, Russia, or Eurasia.
This focus on emerging democracy is understood broadly. For example, it might refer to the institutionalization of democratic governance; how other areas of life affect democratic governance, from economics to the arts; how the public sphere and civil society extend and sustain democracy; or how international affairs and environmental conditions affect democracy. While focus on post-communist Europe and Eurasia is essential, we also welcome comparative and historical studies of the emergence of democracy from dictatorial, authoritarian, or imperial rule.
By nomination of departments, CREES/CES-EUC will help recruit students to the University of Michigan and the study of emerging democracy. We encourage all units to work with us in developing this thematic within scholarly disciplines, and across the university, by nominating their best prospective students in this field of scholarship.
Fellowship awards of $15,000 or greater will be given; the number of fellowships awarded are contingent upon availability of funds.
Nominating departments/schools must provide:
1. A copy of all application materials submitted for consideration of admission
2. A letter of support from the department chair and/or faculty advisor, including information on other funding to be offered to the nominee and the proposed use of Emerging Democracy Fellowship funds, and a brief explanation about how this student's work—if not obvious from the application—would inform the study of emerging democracy.
Deadline for submission of nomination materials: February 1, 2008.
For more information, please contact Rachel Facey:
CREES/CES-EUC, 1080 S. University Ave, Suite 4668, 1106
Tel 734.936.1842, Fax 734.763.4765
All University of Michigan students taking part in University-sponsored international travel should review U-M Overseas Travel Guidelines and are required to register on the on-line International Travel Registry.
U-M requires that undergraduate students participating in U-M education abroad (study/work/volunteer) programs organized by U-M departments/units or for which in-residence U-M credit is granted buy the University's travel abroad health insurance policy. CES-EUC requires that all students purchase the University's travel abroad health insurance policy when participating in CES-EUC-supported individual study, research, and/or internships abroad. U-M students may also buy this insurance for leisure travel abroad. For information about the plan's benefits and costs, see Travel Abroad Health Insurance. To purchase the University's travel abroad health insurance policy, you must first fill out the Travel Registration form.
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