Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Call for Nominations: Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies

Deadline: January 31, 2019

The $10,000 Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies is now accepting nominations for books published in 2017 or 2018 in the humanities. The prize is administered by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame, and it is awarded annually to the author of the best book in European studies that transcends a focus on any one country, state, or people to stimulate new ways of thinking about contemporary Europe as a whole.  (“Contemporary” is construed broadly, and books about particular countries or regions have done well in the process so long as there are implications for the remainder of Europe.)

Nominations, which can be submitted by a simple electronic form, may be made by authors or publishers and require only two copies of each nominated work. (Copies of the book do not need to arrive by the deadline so long as the electronic form is completed.)  Additional details about the prize and the entry form are available at the website:

If you have any questions, please contact Connor Bran at or 574-631-9142.

Monday, November 12, 2018

CFA: College of Europe

Deadline: January 16, 2019

The College of Europe is the most renowned center of postgraduate European studies located in Bruges, close to Brussels, the capital of Europe.

Its vibrant residential life is unique and central to its reputation. 

The College of Europe offers students an in-depth understanding of European affairs as well as a privileged network. Our scholarships help to find talented applicants from Europe and beyond, helping them pursue international careers.

For more information, please click HERE. 

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

CFA: Career Enhancing Opportunities at the College of Europe

Deadline: January 16, 2019

Why the College of Europe...

The College of Europe is the most renowned centre of postgraduate European studies located in Bruges, close to Brussels, the capital of Europe.
Its vibrant residential life is unique and central to its reputation. 
The College of Europe offers students an in-depth understanding of European affairs as well as a privileged network. Our scholarships help to find talented applicants from Europe and beyond, helping them pursue international careers.

Learn more about the College of Europe here.
Apply to the College of Europe for the academic year 2019-2020 here

Thursday, October 18, 2018

CFA: MA/MSc in International and World History

First Deadline: January 11, 2019
Final Deadline: March 15, 2019

CFP: STIP: Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies Grant Application

Deadline: March 1, 2019

The Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies (BIAAS) seeks grant proposals for projects aimed at promoting an understanding of the historic relationship between the United States and Austria (including Habsburg Austria) in the fields of history, politics, economics, law, cultural studies, and public history. Grants may include support for related lectures, seminars, workshops, conferences, exhibits, publications, podcasts, and documentaries. Salary replacement and/or tuition are not eligible. Grants will not exceed $25,000 unless a compelling case is made for a larger grant. Grant recipients in academia are encouraged to submit an article from grant research to be considered for publication in the Institute’s Journal of Austrian-American History. 

Grant applications must be submitted by March 1, 2019. Applicants will be notified of the results of their applications in June 2019. Grants will be distributed before September 1, 2019, with the grant award period beginning on September 1, 2019, and ending on August 31, 2020. A final report will be due within ninety days after the completion date of the award period.

Grant Application Format 
A grant proposal shall consist of a one-page proposal summary, narrative description, and all required supporting information. 

A Proposal Summary (download template at
This should provide the following: 
  • Title of project 
  • Name of applicant 
  • Country of citizenship 
  • Applicant’s position and institution (if applicable) 
  • Current and permanent mailing address 
  • Email address 
  • Project synopsis (not to exceed 100 words) 
  • A statement about how this project promotes an understanding of the historical relationship between Austria and the United States (not to exceed 100 words)
  • Amount of money requested (in U.S. dollars) 
  • Proposed start and end date of project
  • A list of sources that have provided funding for this project and the amount they have given 
  • A list of all other sources that have been solicited to provide funding for this project and the amount requested
  • The result or the final product that the applicant is working toward during the grant period (not to exceed 25 words) 
  • A statement about where the applicant learned of Botstiber grants
  • If the applicant has previously applied for funding from Botstiber, indicate the year of the previous application and whether the proposal was funded

Narrative Description (not to exceed three single-spaced pages): 
The applicant should submit a narrative, not to exceed three single-spaced pages, which provides a justification for the project, conveying the ideas, objectives, methods, and work plan. A simple statement of need or intent is insufficient. The applicant should describe the significance of the proposed project pertaining to Austrian-American studies, including its value to scholars and/or general audiences. If a grant request is for a distinct part of a larger project, an overview of the larger project should be included. The applicant should describe the intended audience and the intended results of the project. The applicant should explain how the results will be disseminated and why such means are appropriate to the subject matter and audience. 

Supporting Information: 
  • Budget: An itemized budget for the fellowship term (in U.S. dollars; not to exceed one page); note that applicants are requested to provide reasonable and informed estimates for expenses 
  • CV: A curriculum vitae for the applicant, showing current and past positions, education, awards, honors, publications (including page numbers), and other relevant professional activities and accomplishments (not to exceed 3 pages) 
  • Bibliography: A bibliography outlining the most important source sets and relevant scholarship on the topic (not to exceed 3 pages) 
  • Other support: A description of all current support and pending grant and/or fellowship applications related to this project. State the title of the grant or fellowship, source, period covered, amount, and expected notification date. If no other funding for this project is expected or sought, please state this. 
  • Reference letters: Letters of recommendation specifically addressed the proposed research project (not to exceed 2-3 pages per letter), which may be included with the application or submitted directly by the recommender 

Proposals must be in English. The entire proposal should not exceed 14 pages. Font size should be no smaller than 12 point. BIAAS expects grant recipients to provide broad access to all grant products, insofar as the conditions of the materials and intellectual property rights allow. Applications may be submitted by mail or email to the address set forth below on or before March 1, 2019. Late proposals will not be considered. If you have questions about the application process, you may visit to view the frequently asked questions or contact:

Jason Naum
The Dietrich W. Botstibler Foundation 
200 e. State Street, Suite 306-A
Media, Pennsylvania 19063
Phone: 610-566-3375 ext. 202
Fax: 610-566-3376

CFA: Leibniz Summer Fellowships “German and European History in the 20th century

Deadline: November 30, 2018

Leibniz Summer Fellowships “German and European History in the 20th century” for the academic year 2019 to study German and European History in the 20th century.

These two-month fellowships provide an opportunity to pursue individual research in Germany while participating in the academic life of one of Germany’s major historical research centres. Founded in 1992, the ZZF covers a broad scope of Contemporary European History with currently four research departments “Communism and Society”, “Economic Thought and Practice”, “Regimes of the Social Sphere” and “Contemporary History in the Age of Media and Information”.

The ZZF library holds approx. 80,000 items and subscribes to more than 100 periodicals. Since 2009, the ZZF has been a member of the Leibniz-Association.

Applicants must have at least postdoctoral status with an outstanding academic record. They are expected to pursue their own research. However applicants whose interests relate to the research departments of the ZZF will be preferred. Fellowship holders will be assigned to a research department and asked to present their current project in a seminar or colloquium.

The Leibniz Summer Fellowships carry a monthly grant of about 3,000 €. The funding is supposed to cover all expenses including travel, housing, and insurance. Fellows are expected to reside in Berlin or Potsdam for two consecutive months between April and October 2019. The ZZF will provide office space and other relevant facilities.

The application deadline is November 30, 2018. Decisions will be announced not later than December 31, 2018. Applications can be in English or German and must include
  • a letter of interest;
  • a curriculum vitae;
  • a list of publications;
  • a project proposal not exceeding 1,500 words.

Please address your application to:

Dr. Hanno Hochmuth
- Leibniz Summer Fellowship -
Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung
Am Neuen Markt 1
14467 Potsdam

Applications should be sent via e-mail with one combined pdf-attachment only. A letter of recommendation is not required. For information regarding the ZZF, please refer to

For applications and further questions about the fellowship program please contact Dr. Hanno Hochmuth:

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

CFP: 2019 Claremont-UC Undergraduate Research Conference on the European Union

Deadline: February 15, 2019

The European Union Center of California at Scripps College is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for the 2019 Claremont-UC Undergraduate Research Conference on the European Union, which will take place on April 4 & 5, 2019 on Scripps Campus.

The primary purpose of this conference is to enhance undergraduate training in and knowledge of the European Union and US-European relations. In addition, the aim of the conference is to allow students with expertise in different areas to interact with each other as well as with faculty, foster intercampus cooperation, and recognize the excellent work achieved by students. Students will present and discuss their research in a panel format, each panel being composed of three to five students. Each presentation  will be followed by questions and a discussion moderated by a faculty discussant. The conference will include a keynote address. At the conclusion of the conference, faculty participants will nominate and select the “best papers” of the conference. Selected papers will be published in a special volume of conference proceedings. In addition, the EU Center of California and its partner  institutions will be offering awards for top papers with study tours to Europe over the summer. Students may pursue a wide range of topics that reflect their interest, expertise, and past research. Topics may deal with any aspect of European integration or transatlantic relations. Papers can be about the EU, a particular country within the EU, or the EU’s relationship with outside countries.

Applications with abstract are due February 15. Final papers are due on March 15.