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EU Consortium Offers Research Grants

A consortium of institutions in Washington, D.C., specializing in EU studies, including GWSB’s European Union Research Center (EURC), is offering research and course development grants for faculty and doctoral students.

Application deadlines are March 15.

The American Consortium on European Union Studies (ACES)/EU Center in Washington D.C., which is offering the funding, has been designated as an EU Center of Excellence in the United States by the Brussels-based European Commission, the executive body of the EU responsible for proposing legislation, implementing decisions, upholding treaties and day-to-day operations.

ACES members include American, Georgetown, George Mason, George Washington and Johns Hopkins universities.

The grants offered include:

Pre-dissertation research grants for PhD students:
Three grants of up to $1,250 each may be used for travel or other research needs. All PhD students who are conducting EU-related research in a member or affiliate-member university of the ACES consortium are eligible to apply.

Research seed and working paper grants:
Grants of up to $1,500 for theory- and policy-oriented research that emphasizes the EU, its member states and contemporary EU-related issues such as EU-US relations, are being awarded. Grants of $500 are available for working paper proposals.

Course development grants:
Grants of up to $1,500 are available for developing a course related to the EU or that discusses Europe on a comparative basis.

Proposals should be submitted to EURC Director Scheherazade Rehman, professor of international finance/business and international affairs (

For details on how to apply, follow the links to specific grant programs here:

Posted by gwsb on March 6, 2012 | Filed under: GWSB News.

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