Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Scholarship in European Studies at Trinity College Dublin

Deadline: June 6, 2014

The School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland’s leading university, is delighted to announce the Student Scholarship for the Masters in Philosophy in European Studies for the 2014/2015 academic year.  Attracting high caliber students from around the world, this course and scholarship may be of interest to seniors who are considering graduate education.

Trinity’s School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies has the world's oldest tradition of modern language studies, with chairs dating back to 1776. Today the School combines the strengths of this tradition with our distinctive Masters-level courses.

The MPhil in European Studies is a unique interdisciplinary program focusing on European identity and the development of the idea of Europe. While the program is rooted in cultural history and cultural studies, classes are made available to students in comparative literature, history, classics, textual and visual studies and political science. Students have the opportunity to learn from a rich diversity of different academic approaches to Europe.

The one-year scholarship will consist of full non-EU fee remission worth €12,735 and a stipend of €8,000 in the 2014/15 academic year. Candidates must be eligible for overseas tuition fees (non-EU). More information about the Scholarship and the course is available online.
Our Scholarship brochure is also available online
Closing date for Scholarship applications is Friday, 6th June 2014.

For more information about the MPhil in European Studies or our Scholarship, please contact the Course Director, Dr Balazs Apor at aporb@tcd.ie.

More information on programs at Trinity College Dublin is available at: www.tcd.ie/globalrelations, www.tcd.ie/english,  www.tcd.ie/langs-lits-cultures

Study Abroad: Kosciuszko Foundation Summer Programs in Poland

Deadline: May 15, 2014

The Kosciuszko Foundation is pleased to present information about study programs for the summer at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow and the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin.  Programs are offered to students who are 18 years of age, undergraduate students and to anyone who has an interest in Poland.  Students have the opportunity to earn credit while studying the language and attending courses on Polish history, literature, and contemporary Poland.  Classes take place a stone's throw from medieval old towns in a traditional classroom, and students will be engaged in real life situations as they come in contact with native speakers in old town historic districts, in cafes, museums and in stone cellars, now converted to restaurants and clubs. 

Join us for a summer in Poland.  Classes run from early July through the end of August.  You can sign up for courses as short as two weeks or as long as eight. You’ll develop your language skills as well as take part in cultural enrichment courses such as Polish Art, Past and Present, Polish Film, Polish Literature, History of the Jews of Poland, Transition in Poland as well as dance workshops and other interesting gatherings recreating Christmas in Poland Prices begin at $960 for a two-week non-intensive program.  Prices include tuition, dormitory housing, meals and sightseeing.  Airfare is not included. 

Beginner, intermediate and advanced language classes are available.  Language classes start at a level which is appropriate to the knowledge you already have. Absolute beginners are welcome!  We’ll help you transfer credits to your university here in the States. And, if you want to fly with other program participants, you’ll have the opportunity to fly with other program participants to Poland

Scholarships are available to students of Polish descent to attend Kosciuszko Foundation’s 3-week program at the Jagiellonian University.  Apply for a Tomaszkiewicz-Florio Scholarship through March 20th.

For information on courses available, prices, scholarships and other details, please see http://www.thekf.org/programs/study/  or call the Summer Studies (212) 734-2130 ext. 210.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Conference: International Summer Academy on Peacebuilding & Intercultural in Baar, Switzerland

Deadline: June 30, 2014

We are glad to invite you to the coming International Summer Academy on Peacebuilding & Intercultural Dialogue organising by Institute for Peace and Dialogue, IPD. SA will take place in Baar, Switzerland during the 17-27 August, 2014.

This event will be useful to get academic knowledge by involved experienced experts and spend fruitful summer time in Switzerland.

The main goal of the international summer academy is to support institutional academic peace education and strengthen peace-building skills and intercultural dialogue of the international society.

Within the international summer academy we plan to include different workshops, lectures, presentations, interactive group works, brainstorming on conflict places, mediation operations and peace negotiation activities as well as case studies on ongoing-fragile conflicts in the world (depends experts availability).
Participants will acquire knowledge and skills from lecturers/experts who are working on peace building, mediation, negotiation, conflict transformation, intercultural dialogue and non-violence and other correspond fields at the research centers, universities, INGOs and state organs. 
In the training, both visual/dynamic methods will be used, such as schedules, tests, surveys, direct interviews, distribution of questionnaires and other methods of observation. Every expert will take 1-2 days for his lecture and workshops. We will send educational materials and daily programs of the summer academy to the selected participants.
Class topics include:
  •  Arms Proliferation: Challenges and Responses
  • The “Great Divide” between the cultures
  • Mechanisms and proposals for Transnistria conflict resolution: problems and perspectives
  • Social movements and social conflicts in anti-regime activities, disobedience and rebellions - challenges for development, peace and stability
To register SA you need to fill the application form and send us by email with your passport page (only photo page) to fhuseynli@ipdinstitute.ch till the 30 June, 2014.

Participants from all over world countries who working in State Organs, INGOs, IOs, Companies, Universities or Individual Researchers andwho are interested on peacebuilding, conflict transformation, intercultural-interfaith dialogue, mediation, negotiation etc. related topics are welcome to join our coming summer academy.

SOME USEFUL LINKS ON SA:




Summer Academy location Baar Region- http://www.baar.ch/de/englishsites/livingbaar/          

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Fellowship: Dr. Guido Goldman Fellowship for the Study of German and European Politics, Political Economy, and International Affairs

Deadline: July 1, 2014

The American Council on Germany is seeking applications for the 2014-2015 Dr. Guido Goldman Fellowship for the Study of German and European Politics, Political Economy, and International Affairs. The fellowship supports promising younger American scholars whose research bears special significance for German and European economic and foreign policy within the wider European context. Since reunification in 1990, Germany has played an increasingly important role as an economic engine and political leader, both in Europe 
and in the global arena. Because of its status as a reunited sovereign nation, a leading member of the enlarged European Union, and a key partner in NATO, understanding contemporary Germany holds great value. American scholars and analysts continue to contribute to the understanding of current issues facing Germany and the wider Europe. 

 This Fellowship was established in 2003 to honor political scientist and longtime ACG Board Member Guido Goldman, Director of German Studies at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University and Co-Chairman of the Board of the German Marshall Fund of the United States. Dr. Goldman has devoted his career to the study of economics and foreign relations as they apply to transatlantic affairs. 

The Dr. Guido Goldman Fellowship award covers the cost of pre-approved international and inter-city travel and provides a per diem stipend of $200 for up to 28 days in Germany and elsewhere in Europe as relevant to the research being conducted. Fellows develop research itineraries in consultation with the American Council on Germany. Following the completion of the trip, fellows must submit a report summarizing their findings. 

 Fellows are selected through a highly competitive process by a jury of distinguished scholars. The selection committee for the Dr. Guido Goldman Fellowship will evaluate applications based on: the contribution the project will help in deepening the understanding of key economic or foreign policy issues in Germany, Europe, and North America; the feasibility of the proposed project; the training of the applicant; and the scholarly potential of the applicant. While applicants should demonstrate an interest in German and European affairs, no prior experience in Germany or Europe is required. The fellowship program aims to serve 
academics in relatively early stages of their careers (including individuals who are in the last phase of their Ph.D. program and are finishing their dissertation as well as recent PhDs). Knowledge of the German language is not a prerequisite. 

 To apply, please submit: 

  • An application form, which can be downloaded at http://www.acgusa.org 
  • A cover letter outlining the personal and professional objectives for the fellowship; 
  • A two-page minimum project proposal as described above; 
  • A current resume; and 
  • Two letters of recommendation.

Candidates for the Goldman Fellowship program must demonstrate that they: 

  • Are a U.S. citizen residing in the United States; 
  • Are 45 years of age or younger at the time of the application deadline; 
  • Must be pursuing or have completed a Ph.D.; 
  • Have a sincere commitment to furthering the transatlantic relationship.

Fellowship: Dr. Richard M. Hunt Fellowship for the Study of German History, Politics, Society, and Culture

Deadline: July 1, 2014

The American Council on Germany is seeking applications for the 2014-2015 Dr. Richard M. Hunt Fellowships for the Study of German History, Politics, Society, and Culture. The fellowship was established in 2003 to support promising young American scholars whose research contributes to the scholarly discourse on contemporary German society as well as the political, cultural, and social history of Germany. The writing of this history has been an important international project, as Germany’s significant contributions to western culture and society and the profound repercussions of its past continue to resonate around the world. In this spirit of the cooperative study of Germany, Hunt Fellows from the United States cross the Atlantic to undertake archival research, conduct interviews, and join their German counterparts in making significant contributions to the understanding of the German people. 

 This fellowship honors ACG Vice Chairman Richard M. Hunt, who devoted much of his career as a Harvard University historian to mentoring younger scholars. Dr. Hunt also served as President of the American Council on Germany for 15 years. 

 The Dr. Richard M. Hunt Fellowship award covers the costs of pre-approved international and inter-city travel and provides a per diem stipend of $200 for up to 28 days in Germany. Fellows are required to develop research itineraries in consultation with the American Council on Germany, and following the completion of the trip, fellows must submit a report summarizing their findings. 

 Fellows are selected through a highly competitive application process by a jury of distinguished scholars. The selection committee evaluates applications based on: the contribution the project will improve the understanding of contemporary Germany in historical context; the feasibility of the proposed project; the training of the applicant; and the scholarly potential of the applicant. While applicants should demonstrate an interest in German political, social, and cultural affairs, no prior experience in Germany is required. The fellowship program aims to serve academics in relatively early stages of their careers (including individuals 
who are in the last phase of their Ph.D. program and are finishing their dissertation as well as recent PhDs). 

Knowledge of the German language is not a prerequisite. 

 To apply, please submit: 

  • An application form, which can be downloaded at http://www.acgusa.org 
  • A cover letter outlining the personal and professional objectives for the fellowship; 
  • A two-page minimum project proposal as described above; 
  • A current resume; and 
  •  Two letters of recommendation. 

Candidates for the Hunt Fellowship program must demonstrate that they: 

  • Are a U.S. citizen residing in the United States; 
  • Are 45 years of age or younger at the time of the application deadline; 
  • Must be pursuing or have completed a Ph.D.; 
  • Have a sincere commitment to furthering the transatlantic relationship.

12th year of the European Summer School 2014




Deadline: May 31, 2014

July 12 - July 23, 2014 - Prague, Czech Republic

The European Summer School 2014 is titled 'Central Europe in the EU – 10 Years After' and will focus on experience of Central European countries with their membership in the European Union. However, the history will not be the major issue – all the workshops and lectures will try to touch the current topical political and economic themes in the European Union. In this context, some of the policies and their perspectives will we examined in depth (e.g. defence, agriculture, home affairs, energy security, budget, democracy promotions). All teachers participating in ESS 2014 possess broad academic and practical experiences and will strive to emphasise the views of the Central European Countries (Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia) in the European Union. Participants of the ESS 2014 will be able to discuss and learn more about the political and economic challenges the EU is currently facing.

Bringing international students to Prague for the intensive twelve days programme is intended to be a fruitful academic and cross-cultural experience combining both workshops and informal social interactions with your colleagues – students of diverse educational and cultural backgrounds. Living and studying in Prague, one of the most fascinating capitals of Europe, will enable you to explore the richness and beauty of the Central European culture. This part of the programme will be organised through a variety of visits and special events. The ESS marks an ideal component of a longer stay in the Czech Republic or other parts of Central and Eastern Europe during your summer of 2014.

 EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy is one of the best Czech think tanks that undertakes programme, project, publishing and training activities related to the European integration matters. It is a non-profit, non-partisan and independent institute that focuses on the issues of European integration and its impact on the transformation of political, economic and legal milieu in the Czech Republic. EUROPEUM strives to contribute to a long-lasting development of democracy, security, stability, freedom and solidarity across Europe. EUROPEUM is a member of various international networks of policy and research institutes, for instance EPIN (European Policy Institutes Network, www.epin.org) or PASOS (Policy Association for an Open Society, www.pasos.org).


You can find further details on their homepage www.europeum.org/ess2014 or you can see the promotion leaflet at http://www.europeum.org/ess2014/doc/poster2014.pdf.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Deadline: September 8, 2014

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program has opened its application for placements starting in September of 2015. The Fulbright program offers study/research grants as well as English teaching assistantships in countries across Eastern Europe. More information on specific placements, awards, and the application process can be found at: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/#&panel1-4.

The internal deadline through the University of Michigan is September 8, 2014. Information on the University's application process and upcoming information sessions can be found at: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/component/school/6746?view=school.