December 05, 2013

Funding Oppoortunity: Traineeships at the European Commission

Deadline: January 31, 2014


European Parliament (Europarl or EP)

European Union (EU) - European Commission (EC) - Commission of the European Community (CEC)

Applications are being accepted for a paid traineeship of 5 months with the European Commission (or some executive bodies and agencies of the European Institutions like, for instance, the European External Action Service or Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation).

Trainees work all over the European Commission. The content of the job largely depends on the service they are assigned to. They may work in the field of competition law, human resources, environmental policy, etc. Their daily work will mainly consist of:
- attending and organising meetings, working groups, forums, public hearings,
- researching and compiling documentation, reports, consultations; answering queries,
- running projects.

What does the traineeship offer?
- EU knowledge - insight into the processes and policies of the European Institutions,
- practical experience - an opportunity to play a part in the Commission's day-to-day business,
- opportunity to put academic theory into practice.


The traineeship programme is open to university graduates from all over the world who:
- have a degree of at least 3 years of study (minimum a bachelor),
- have a very good knowledge of English or French or German.
- have a very good knowledge of a second EU official language (required for nationals of EU countries).

- may only apply for one type of traineeship per session;
- may apply again at every new session they wish if their application has not been accepted.

If applicants apply for translation traineeships (in the Translation Directorate General) they must be able to translate into their main language (normally their native language) from 2 other official EU languages (source languages):
- their main language must be one of the official EU languages or Croatian.
- their 1st source language must be English, French or German.
- their 2nd source language can be any of the official EU languages.

People who have previously done more than 6 weeks of in-service training or work (paid or unpaid) for any of the European institutions or bodies are excluded.

Posted by sarayu at 02:27 PM

November 19, 2013

Fellowship: Kanner Fellowship in British Studies

Deadline: February 1, 2014

This fellowship, established through the generosity of Penny Kanner, supports research at the Clark Library in any area pertaining to British history and culture.


The fellowship is open to both postdoctoral and predoctoral scholars.

The stipend is $7,500 for the three-month tenure. Appointments may be held anytime during a given fiscal year (from 1 July to 30 June).


Posted by sarayu at 01:17 PM

Funding: Swaziland-Mbabane

Deadline:Nov 28, 2013

Swaziland-Mbabane: EDF - Technical Assistance to the National Authorising Officer (NAO) Support Unit and Relevant Line Ministries in Order to Build Capacity in Project Management

The objective of the contract is to improve the capacity of the National Authorising Officer (NAO), relevant line ministries implementing EU-funded projects, parastatals and NSAs who are beneficiaries of the 9th and 10th EDF.

These include capacity building and training in:
i) all stages of project cycle management (PCM) including project programming, identification, formulation, implementation and evaluation;
ii) training in sound financial management;
iii) training in EU procedures (EDF and budget);
iv) assist with the integration of cross-cutting issues in all EU-funded projects by helping projects draw up and implement guidelines and action plans;
v) supporting the establishment of a management information system (MIS) for EU and donor projects.

The contract is supportive of the EU's backbone strategy on providing technical assistance, with some experts assisting in the implementation of projects while others solely focus on training and capacity building.

Upper €1,250,000EUR
The maximum budget is 1 250 000 EUR.



Participation in tendering is open on equal terms to natural and legal persons (participating either individually or in a grouping (consortium) of tenderers) which are established in a Member State of the European Union, ACP States or in a country or territory authorised by the ACP-EC Partnership Agreement under which the contract is financed. Participation is also open to international organisations.


Participation in tendering is open on equal terms to natural and legal persons (participating either individually or in a grouping (consortium) of tenderers) which are established in a Member State of the European Union, ACP States or in a country or territory authorised by the ACP-EC Partnership Agreement under which the contract is financed. Participation is also open to international organisations.

A consortium may be a permanent, legally-established grouping or a grouping which has been constituted informally for a specific tender procedure. All members of a consortium (i.e., the leader and all other members) are jointly and severally liable to the contracting authority. The participation of an ineligible natural or legal person will result in the automatic exclusion of that person. In particular, if that ineligible person belongs to a consortium, the whole consortium will be excluded. Same criteria for legal and natural persons.

The following selection criteria will be applied to candidates. In the case of applications submitted by a consortium, these selection criteria will be applied to the consortium as a whole:
1) Economic and financial capacity of candidate: In the case of the applicant being a public body, equivalent information should be provided:
a. the candidate has an average annual turnover for the past 3 years for which accounts are available that is 3 times the annualised maximum budget of the contract (i.e. the maximum budget stated in the procurement notice divided by the initial contract duration in years).
2) Professional capacity of candidate:
a. has at least 5 members of staff currently working for the applicant in fields related to this contract (i.e. capacity building, training in project management, cross-cutting issues, and NAO support services);
b. at least 2 members of staff currently working for the candidate in fields related to this contract are permanent.
3) Technical capacity of candidate:
a. the candidate has successfully provided long-term technical assistance to at least 3 EU-funded projects with a budget of at least 3 000 000 EUR (amount refers to size of project not TA contract) in fields related to this contract and that were implemented during the 3 years preceding the submission deadline;
b. the candidate has successfully provided long-term technical assistance to at least 1 NAO support project of at least 3 000 000 EUR (amount refers to size of project not TA contract) that was implemented during the 3 years preceding the submission deadline.

An economic operator may, where appropriate and for a particular contract, rely on the capacities of other entities, regardless of the legal nature of the links which it has with them. It must in that case prove to the contracting authority that it will have at its disposal the resources necessary for performance of the contract, for example by producing an undertaking on the part of those entities to place those resources at its disposal. Such entities, for instance the parent company of the economic operator, must respect the same rules of eligibility and notably that of nationality, as the economic operator.

Subcontracting is not allowed.

Posted by sarayu at 01:13 PM

Fellowship: Tsvetan Stoyanov Fellowship for a Bulgarian Scholar

Tsvetan Stoyanov Fellowship for a Bulgarian Scholar

The Tsvetan Stoyanov Fellowship will enable a junior scholar to spend six months at the IWM in Vienna to pursue her or his research project while working in residence at the Institute. The Tsvetan Stoyanov Fellow will be a member of the international and multidisciplinary scholarly community at the IWM and is invited to present her or his project at the Institute.

Projects should fall within the humanities and social sciences, and be related to Bulgaria and/or South-Eastern Europe in a broader European or international context. Preference will be given to proposals that closely match the research priorities
of the IWM. Research at the Institute is currently focused on six fields:
1. Sources of Inequality
2. Religion and Secularism
3. The Future of Democracy
4. United Europe - Divided History
5. Cultures and Institutions in Central and Eastern Europe
6. The Philosophical Work of Jan Patočka

Upper €9,000EUR
The fellow will receive a stipend to cover all expenses related to the stay in Vienna (travel, accommodation, health insurance, incidentals). The IWM will provide the grantee with a personal office including access to Internet, in-house research and administrative facilities. In addition, the fellow will be provided free of charge with standard consumable supplies and lunch in its cafeteria. The Tsvetan Stoyanov Fellow will receive a stipend in the amount of Euro 1,500 per month. The 6-month research term must be completed between January and December 2013.

Candidates must be Bulgarian citizens, must be enrolled in a doctoral program or recently have obtained a PhD, and must not be older than 35 years.

Graduate Student
New Faculty/New Investigator

Citizenship or Residency:

Activity location:


Posted by sarayu at 01:00 PM

November 18, 2013

Fellowships & Funding Opportunities

Wednesday, November 20th 5-6 pm in the Honors Program Lounge (1330 Mason Hall).

Post-Graduation Fellowship Info Session

Please join Henry Dyson, Honors Scholarships Advisor, and panelists for a conversation about fellowship opportunities for graduating seniors on Wednesday, November 20th 5-6 pm in the Honors Program Lounge (1330 Mason Hall).

Featured fellowships will include Humanity in Action, the U.S. State Department's Charles Rangel, Thomas Pickering, and Donald Payne Fellowships, U-M Wallenberg Fellowship, Kathryn Davis Projects for Peace, Herbert Scoville Jr. PeaceFellowship, and Rotary Global Grants.

Ava Morgenstern (PhD student in Sociology and HIA alumna) and Katie Collins (Pickering Fellow and Masters of Public Policy student) will talk about their fellowship experiences.

All students are welcome to attend to learn about these opportunities even if you are not graduating this year. Plus, there will be pizza.

Please RSVP for this session here.

Boren Scholarships Information Session
Deadline: January 15, 2014

Boren Scholarship Information session (for Undergraduate students).

Presenter: Katie Davis, Service Team Research Specialist
Boren Scholarships and Fellowships, Flagship Fellowships, and EHLS Scholarships
Defense Language and National Security Education Office

Date: Monday, November 18, 2:00 pm
Location: International Institute, 2609 Social Work Building.

Named in honor of David L. Boren, former U.S. Senator from Oklahoma, and funded by the National Security Education Program (NESP), Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad. These areas include Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. The strongest applicants show a clear relevance of the applicant’s country and language to U.S. national security; have a serious commitment to further foreign language competency while abroad and upon the applicant’s return home; have a commitment to working for the federal government, and have an overseas program of 6 months or longer. Applicants must be US citizens.

Boren Scholarships have a number of very specific stipulations including a one-year service commitment to work for the Federal Government in an area of national security related to their field experience. Please visit the Boren Scholarships website for specific details.

Candidates may not submit applications directly to the Boren Scholarships Program. They must apply to and be nominated by U-M's official representative for the scholarship, Linda Popovic in the Center for Global and Intercultural Study. U-M application information here.

U-M Contact: Linda Popovic ( in the Center for Global and Intercultural Study. Applications are due January 15, 2014

Beinecke Scholarship
Deadline January 17, 2014

The Beinecke Brothers Memorial Scholarship is awarded to juniors who are planning graduate work in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. To be eligible for this scholarship students must receive financial aid from the University or Federal Government. Successful applicants typically have a 3.8 GPA or better.

Please contact Henry Dyson in the LSA Honors Program for information about the application process: you will submit a completed application form, a current resume, a copy of your transcript (unofficial is all right for the preliminary phase), a financial data sheet completed by a financial aid officer certifying that you qualify for need-based financial aid, a personal statement of 1,000 words or less describing your background, interests, plans for graduate study and career aspirations. The statement should include a discussion of some experiences and ideas that have shaped those interest, plans and aspirations.

Copies of the application form, financial aid data sheet, and other details are available on the Beinecke website.

The deadline for submission of applications to the U-M Beinecke Committee ( is January 17.

Posted by jmkirsch at 11:37 AM

September 20, 2013

Scholarship: Visegrad Scholarship at the Open Society Archives

Deadline: October 10, 2013

For a better and deeper understanding of the interdependent recent history of (the center of) Europe, the International Visegrad Fund offers 15 research fellowship grants in the Open Society Archives at Central European University, Budapest, on a competitive basis to support scholars those who wish to conduct research in the holdings of OSA, and whose current projects are relevant to the holdings and the given research priorities of the Fund and OSA.

he grants are designed to provide access to the archives for scholars, artists, and journalists. The successful candidates of each category will work at the OSA during their term of research and at the end of the research period will present their individual research findings to the community of the Central European University. OSA will publish the final research report, either in text or in audio-visual format, on its webpage of OSA/Visegrad Fund. Fellows are free to work on the project of their choice, however, in the academic year of 2013/2014, applicants with the following topics might enjoy advantage over other applicants: - Welfare policies in Soviet-type societies. - Social solidarity or possible explanations of the lack of it under socialism. - Ideological and cultural aspirations (and their roots) of anti-regime movements in Soviet-type societies. - Documenting human rights violations in order to aid reconciliation in post-conflict societies.

The grants of 2.000 euro each are to cover travel to and from Budapest, a modest subsistence, and accommodation for a research period of eight weeks. Stipends for shorter periods are pro-rated.

Central European University (CEU)
Open Society Archives (OSA)

Graduate Student
New Faculty/New Investigator
Ph.D./M.D./Other Professional

Activity location


Applicants, preferably but not exclusively, from a V4 country (the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Solvakia), may be researchers, students after their second degree carrying out research, or artists, journalists, academics, or others, who have already started their project that is relevant for the holdings at OSA.


Posted by sarayu at 03:42 PM

September 06, 2013

Fellowships & Funding: Theodore Rousseau Fellowships the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Deadline: November 1, 2013

The Theodore Rousseau Fellowships are intended to
develop the skills of connoisseurship by supporting firsthand
examination of paintings in major European collections rather than
library research, Theodore Rousseau Fellowships are awarded for the
training of students whose goal is to enter museums as curators of
painting. Applicants should have been enrolled for at least one year
in an advanced degree program in the field of art history. Short-term
fellowships (minimum three months) will be considered, along with
twelve-month requests.

For full information about the program visit:

Posted by jmkirsch at 12:46 PM

August 28, 2013

German Chancellor Fellowships

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.

Deadline: September 15, 2013

Continue Reading about the program and how to apply

Posted by zkwaiser at 10:59 AM

August 26, 2013

Pre-Dissertation Reserach Fellowship

The Council for European Studies invites eligible graduate students to apply for the 2014 CES Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowships. Each fellowship includes a $4,000 stipend, the opportunity to publish in Perspectives on Europe, a semi-annual journal of the Council for European Studies, and other professional development activities.

Deadline: January 12, 2014

Continue Reading about the fellowships

Posted by zkwaiser at 04:27 PM

European Librarianship Study Grant by the ALA

The grant supports research in European studies with an emphasis on librarianship, the book trade, resource documentation and similar information-science related topics. The award consists of 2,500 Euro donated by the De Gruyter Foundation to cover travel to and from Europe and transportation, room, and board in Europe, for up to thirty consecutive days.

Deadline: December 6, 2013

Continue Reading about the grant opportunity

Posted by zkwaiser at 04:19 PM

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

The grant category includes projects in both academic and arts fields. Applicants for these grants design their own projects and will typically work with advisers at foreign universities or other institutes of higher education. Grants are awarded to study or conduct research at universities or institutions in EU Member States on EU policies, EU institutions, and the U.S.-EU agenda.

Deadline: October 15, 2013

Continue Reading about the program

Posted by zkwaiser at 04:17 PM

Advanced Fellowships for Research in Turkey

The American Research Institute in Turkey takes pleasure in inviting applications for one to three advanced fellowships made possible by support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The fields of study cover all periods of history in the general range of the humanities and include humanistically oriented aspects of the social sciences, prehistory, history, art, archaeology, literature, and linguistics, as well as interdisciplinary aspects of cultural history.

Deadline: November 1, 2013

Continue Reading about the Fellowship Program.

Posted by zkwaiser at 04:02 PM

Fellowships at the Heidelberg Centre

The Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies (HCTS) is an Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of Heidelberg. Building on the structures established by the Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context,” it is open to scholars especially in the Humanities and the Social Sciences.

Deadline: October 1, 2013.

Continue Reading about their Call for Proposals

Posted by zkwaiser at 01:56 PM

August 02, 2013

Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowships

Deadline: November 1, 2013.

The Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program is a transatlantic initiative that offers accomplished Americans the opportunity to complete a comprehensive professional development program in Germany. The Bosch Fellowship is comprised of three main components: customized work placements, professional seminars, and German language training.

Continue Reading about the Roberth Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program

Posted by zkwaiser at 02:09 PM

July 18, 2013

Grants for British Art & Architecture

More information at:

Posted by bkohlerk at 02:24 PM

June 11, 2013

Fellowship: Polish-U.S. Fulbright Commission

Deadline: August 1, 2013

The Polish-U.S. Fulbright Commission provides grants to U.S. scholars to teach or pursue research in Poland. Scholars may be invited to give occasional lectures at various Polish universities. Affiliations are possible with a variety of academic institutions; opportunities also exist for collaboration with public officials and professionals at other institutions. English is widely used at the university level. Knowledge of Polish is not a must, as English is often used in offices.

The program is open to scholars from all disciplines; preferences are indicated under individual award descriptions. The Commission strongly encourages candidates in the fields of science and technology (STEM) to apply.

Continue Reading "Overview of Program"

Posted by sarayu at 03:12 PM

Fellowship: NATO Defense College

Deadline: September 1, 2013

The NATO Defense College currently offers five fellowships each year in the field of security policy research. The objective is to promote research and political consulting in areas of particular interest to the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council (EAPC), to NATO's partners in the Partnership for Peace (PfP), to NATO's Mediterranean Dialogue (MD) partners and Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI) partners.

Since the programme's inception in 1993 and up until the end of 2010, the College has awarded a total of 69 fellowships.

Partnership for Peace (PfP) Fellowships

Two fellowships are made available each year for applicants from PfP countries. Each fellowship lasts four months and each fellow receives a stipend to cover his or her travel expenses and the costs of his or her stay in Rome while conducting research at the NDC. Applicants should be citizens of PfP countries, as specified in the Fellowship Terms and Conditions and the Application Form. They are invited to submit proposals in the area of Euro-Atlantic security, by completing and forwarding their Application Form to NDC Research Division. The full Terms and Conditions of the fellowship, as well as the Application Form, can be downloaded from this webpage.

Mediterranean Dialogue (MD) Fellowships

Two fellowships are also made available each year for applicants from MD countries. Each fellowship lasts four months and each fellow receives a stipend to cover his or her travel expenses and the costs of his or her stay in Rome while conducting research at the NDC. Applicants should be citizens of partner countries in the Mediterranean Dialogue, as specified in the Fellowship Terms and Conditions and the Application Form. They are invited to submit proposals relating to Mediterranean security, by completing and forwarding their Application Form to NDC Research Division. The full Terms and Conditions of the fellowship, as well as the Application Form, can be downloaded from this webpage.

Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI) Fellowships

One fellowship is made available each year for applicants from ICI countries. Also in this case, the fellowship lasts four months and each fellow receives a stipend to cover travel expenses and the cost of his / her stay in Rome. Applicants should be citizens of partner countries in the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative. They are invited to submit proposals relating to the Gulf Security, by completing and forwarding their Application Form to NDC Research Division. The full Terms and Conditions of the fellowship, as well as the Application Form, can be downloaded from this webpage.

Selection Procedure

The NDC Research Fellowship Selection Committee meets in the month of October each year, to review all the applications received. A staff member of NDC Research Division may even contact prospective candidates for further clarification of their applications before that date, but applicants should be aware that a final decision on their application will only be made at the Committee meeting in October. The Committee may select up to five candidates for fellowship positions in the following calendar year: two candidates from PfP, two from MD partner countries and one from ICI countries. Selected candidates will be notified in writing immediately thereafter and they will receive the latest version of the NDC Fellows' Manual to prepare themselves for their stay at the College in Rome. Due to the large number of applicants, only candidates selected for the Fellowships will be contacted.

Special Fellows and Fellowships

In completing the picture of fellows and fellowships at the NATO Defense College, a special category should be highlighted in the framework of the cooperation between NATO and the Russian Federation. In 2003 the NATO-Russia Council (NRC) decided to make two fellowships available each year for Russian citizens, for research specifically in the area of defence reform. Since the inception of the programme, four Russian military officers have conducted their research at the College.

Applications may be sent directly to Mr Eugenio Mengarini:

More information can be found at:

Posted by sarayu at 02:55 PM

June 05, 2013

Fellowship: MEEUC Visiting Research Fellowships 2013-2014

Deadline: May 31

MEEUC Visiting Research Fellowships 2013-2014
16th April 2013

The Research Fellowship Programme supports visiting fellows at the Monash European and EU Centre (MEEUC) at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. This initiative enables noted international scholars, Australian and international postgraduate students to undertake research on EU themes at the MEEUC and to participate in its research, teaching and outreach activities.

For International Research Fellows, grants of up to A$6000 are available to assist with travel and accommodation, for periods of one month or more.

For Domestic Research Fellows, grants of up to A$2000 are available, for periods of up to one month.

Themes to be addressed include:

EU external relations;
The EU, developing countries and emerging powers;
Comparative regionalism;
Regional organizations and global governance;
The EU and global challenges.

Applications closest to these research themes will be privileged above others.

Visiting Fellows take part in the activities of the Centre, including seminars, conferences and outreach initiatives.

For application forms and further information, click here

Applications close 31 May 2013

Posted by sarayu at 11:48 AM

May 14, 2013

Research: Conference: Fulbright Programs Europe, Germany, German Studies

Deadline: August 8, 2013

The Council for International Exchange of Scholars provides research grants in international
politics at Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP); German Institute
for International and Security Affairs (SWP), Berlin. The award will
be offered to one junior or senior scholar in the described field.
Applicants should have a solid publications record in the target
research areas, commensurate with career stage. Please note that dual
U.S.-German citizens are not eligible for the Fulbright program with
Germany. German proficiency should be commensurate with the proposed
research or teaching. The grant is 2 to 10 months in duration.

Posted by sarayu at 12:22 PM

Fellowship: German And European Economic Affairs

American Council on Germany offers a fellowship to support promising American scholars and analysts whose research bears special significance for German economic and international policy within the wider European context.

Continue Reading "Overview of Fellowship Programs"

Posted by sarayu at 12:02 PM