The European Union Centers of Excellence at the University of California at Berkeley, University of Colorado at Boulder, and the University of Washington are proud to present:
Call for Proposals:
Western US Graduate Research Workshop on the EU
May 15-16, 2014
University of Washington, Seattle
Applications due April 2, 2014
Open to all U.S. doctoral students
The European Union Center of Excellence at the University of California, Berkeley; the Colorado European Union Center of Excellence at the University of Colorado Boulder; and the European Union Center of Excellence of Seattle at the University of Washington are pleased to announce and solicit applications for the fifth Western United States Graduate Research Workshop on the European Union, to be held at the University of Colorado Boulder on May 15-16, 2014. Applications will be accepted through April 2nd, 2014.
The workshop advances two direct aims: to provide a forum for US-based graduate students at the dissertation level to present research focused on the EU to an audience of knowledgeable, supportive, yet critical faculty and peers; and to provide methodological instruction to students in a way that is relevant to European Union-related work. A more general goal is to improve EU research in the United States by building a strong cadre of students with some sense of a shared project and a commitment to carry out sound research with an eye toward completion of the degree and publication of research results. Professors James Caporaso (University of Washington), Joseph Jupille (University of Colorado) and Cliff Carrubba (Emory University) will be responsible for organizing and conducting the workshop, which will be organized around and informed by the research problems and opportunities presented by the EU and European integration.
Doctoral students with approved dissertation topics focusing on the EU in any academic field and enrolled at institutions in the US may apply to attend the workshop. Applicants should submit a 5-page research proposal and curriculum vitae, to be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants should note the current stage of their research and the name of their dissertation/thesis adviser. The deadline for receipt of application materials is April 2nd, 2014 with selection decisions to be announced within one week. Questions can be emailed directly to the Colorado European Union Center of Excellence at email@example.com.
Graduate students selected to participate in the 2014 workshop will be expected to give a formal presentation on their research proposal and participate in all planned workshop activities. The sponsors will cover the costs of a round trip economy airfare from participants’ home cities to Boulder, along with two nights’ hotel stay and most meals. This workshop is made possible by the generous funding of the European Union Delegation to the United States through the EU Centers of Excellence program.
Please address inquiries to the EU Center of Excellence at the University of Washington, Seattle (firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. 206-616-2415).