In This Issue: November 2013
Course Development Award Application Open
Reminder: Faculty and PhD Research Grants Available
"Money for Europe" Report
FLAS Applications
Events
Course Development Award Application Open
Submission Deadline: January 15, 2014

 

 

$5,000 Course Development Award Opportunity
 
Sponsored by the Center for European Studies,
 
EU Center of Excellence Grant

ABOUT THE AWARD
 
The Center for European Studies and the Center for the Core Curriculum are pleased to announce an open competition for course development funds to create a new Ethics and Leadership flagged course. The course theme must address ethical leadership in the European Union and/or in EU-US relations. Faculty members from all relevant disciplines are encouraged to apply.

 

 

Submission Guidelines

All interested applicants should complete the course development award application and submit it by email to Jess Miner, Curriculum Specialist for Academic Initiatives in the Center for the Core Curriculum. In addition, applicants must also submit an Ethics and Leadership flag proposal. The deadline for both parts of the application is January 15, 2014.

 

Requirements
The proposed course must:

  • Be a course that has never been previously taught.
  • Focus on the European Union (if comparative, the course must focus on the EU and the US).
  • Meet the criteria for the Ethics and Leadership flag.
  • Be offered at least two times beginning in either the spring 2015 or fall 2015 semester.


Award Structure
$5000 will be given to the selected instructor to support costs associated with new course development (i.e., travel, books, research expenses, etc.).

 

Please note that funding will not be disbursed until the selected course receives approval from the home department and the Ethics & Leadership flag committee.

 

Review Committee
Course development proposals will be evaluated on the basis of merit and feasibility by representatives from the Center for European Studies, Center for the Core Curriculum, and the Ethics & Leadership flag committee.

 

 
Research Grants Available 
Both Faculty and PhD Grants Offered

Deadline: November 15, 2013

 

 

 

 

The Center for European Studies/ EU Center of Excellence (EUCE) is pleased to offer a number of graduate and faculty research grants thanks to funding by the European Union, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) at the McCombs School of Business. Applications for each award are available at the CES website.

 

Applications are due November 15, 2013.

 

PhD Research Grant

Competition for two grants of $2,000 each for research on EU Public Policy or EU-US Relations. The overall aim of this grant is to ensure that EU public policy ideas and best practices are widely understood in the US by both academia and policy makers alike. To this effect, this research grant will award graduate students at UT the funding to conduct field research in Europe and meet with key policy makers at the supranational and Member State national level.

 

http://www.utexas.edu/cola/centers/european_studies/Funding-Opportunities/Graduate%20Funding%20Opportunities/PhD-Research-Grants.php

 

Faculty Research Grant - Europe

Available for any scholarly research dedicated to Europe. Two grants of $2,000 each are available for international travel and two grants of $1,000 each for domestic travel. These funds may be used for travel to conduct research on Europe-related topics, but not to simply attend a conference. All travel must be pre-approved by the DoE and submitted to CES at least thirty days before travel. All travel must be completed by August 15, 2014. Funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

 

Faculty Research Grant - EU Policy/EU-US Relations

Competition for two grants of $3,000 each for research on EU Public Policy or EU-US Relations. The overall aim of this grant is to ensure that EU public policy ideas and best practices are widely understood in the US by both academia and policy makers alike. To this effect, this research grant will award faculty at UT the funding to conduct field research in Europe and meet with key policy makers at the supranational and Member State national level.


Business Studies Stipend

Competition for two grants of $4,000 each for research with a focus on Business in the EU and/or Business relations between the EU and US. CIBER, a program housed in the McCombs School of Business, will fund two $4,000 faculty stipends for research with a focus on Business in the EU and/or Business relations between the EU and US, or to support collaborative research between researchers at our university and their colleagues in the EU in an effort to promote increased dialogue about important topics of common interest related to Business in the EU and/or Business relations between the EU and US.

 

Faculty grants: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/centers/european_studies/Funding-Opportunities/Faculty-Funding-Opportunities/Faculty-Research-Grants.php

 

Money for Europe   
  

 

On October 7th, Erica Lutes, Executive Director of the Commission for Education Exchange and Dr. Larry Carver, Director of the Liberal Arts Honors Program, presented information on scholarships available to students and faculty interested in Europe. Attendees received valuable information on details of the Fulbright Scholarships and others as well as tips for a successful application.

 

A recording of the entire presentation is available on the CES YouTube Channel.

FLAS Applications open mid-November

The applications for the Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships from European Studies will open in mid-November and are open to all undergraduate and graduate students at UT.
  
Summer Fellowships are available for intensive study of a modern European language. The academic year Fellowships are for full-time study and must include a modern European foreign language and an area studies course that primarily focuses on a European topic.
  
We will be hosting an information session on November 8 at 9:00 a.m. in CLA 2.606, so please plan to attend if you are interested in applying.
  
For FAQs about the FLAS Fellowships, please visit the Funding Opportunities page of our website. 
EVENTS                   
Please view the individual webpages prior to events as times and locations may change.
"Learning War Photography: Benno Wundshammer's relationship to his wartime photographs before and after 1945" by David Crew, UT Austin
November 4, 2013 * GAR 4.100 * 12:00 p.m.
  
Free and open to the public. RSVP required.
  
  
Can the Eurozone Be Saved?
A Two-Day Conference
 
November 4-5, 2013 * LBJ School of Public Affairs
  
The LBJ School of Public Affairs will host a two-day conference on the fate of the Eurozone on Nov. 4 and 5. "Can the Eurozone Be Saved?" will convene European political leaders and policy experts to examine alternative policies to keep the Eurozone intact.
  
  
Islam Without Extremes: A Muslim Case for Liberty
A Lecture by Mustafa Akyol
 
November 4, 2013 * CLA 1.302E * 3:00 p.m.
  
Mustafa Akyol is a columnist for two Turkish newspapers, Hürriyet Daily News and Star. His articles have also appeared in The New York Times, Foreign Affairs, Newsweek, Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal. He studied political science and history at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, where he lives.
  
From the Creation to the Crisis:
An architect of the European Union reflects on economics, business and public policy in today's Europe - Stuart Holland
 
November 6, 2013 * CLA 1.302E * 4:00 p.m.
  
A sustained recovery of the European economy is vital for American business. Stuart Holland shows that this could parallel the US New Deal through bond finance without new institutions or federalism and draws implications for US-Europe relations, for the G20 and for global economic governance.
  
  
FLAS Fellowship Info Session
November 8, 2013 * CLA 2.606 * 9:00 a.m.
  

Join us for a session where we'll tell you more about the Fellowships that are available campus-wide, how to apply, and answer any questions.

 

We encourage undergrad and grad students, advisors and coordinators, and faculty to attend!

  
"Look Back on Operation X: the Soviet Union and the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939" by David Kowalsky
 
November 8, 2013 * GAR 1.102 * 12:00 p.m.
  
This talk offers a critical reassessment of Soviet military assistance to the Spanish Republic - code-named "Operation X" - based on recent scholarship, declassified official documents and an array of other sources, including newsreels, feature films, poster art, photographs, letters and the press.
  
"In the EU and on the World Stage: Slovakia's Story Since Gaining Independence" by Slovak Ambassador to the U.S. Peter Kmec
 
November 19, 2013 * CLA 1.106 * 2:15 p.m.
  
Peter Kmec will discuss the achievements of Slovakia during the past 20 years of its independence, and her role in the European and World organizations. 
  
  
"Poland after Socialism: Economic Problems and Prospects In and Beyond the Eurozone" by Dr. Leszek Balcerowicz
 
November 19, 2013 * Avaya Auditorium, ACES 2.302 * 7:00 p.m.
  
Leszek Balcerowicz is considered the architect of Poland's economic reforms initiated after the fall of communism in 1989 - he designed and executed the radical stabilization and transformation of the Polish economy with a form of shock therapy, commonly referred to as the Balcerowicz Plan.
  
  
Sexual Citizenship and Human Rights: What Can the U.S. Learn from the EU and European Law?
A Multi-Day Conference
 
November 22-24, 2013 * UT Law School
  

The conference will focus on several difficult issues at the intersection of sexual self-determination and human rights, including same-sex marriage and family, the potential and limits of anti-discrimination laws, transgender rights, sex work and trafficking, youth sexuality, pornography as it affects minors, and the regulation of sex offenders. Individual papers will explore European and American attitudes and practices on each of these issues, with the goal of presenting new conceptual paradigms for future reform efforts. The conference brings together academics, practicing attorneys and therapists, state policy makers, and activists from various points of view.

 

Attendance is free but registration is required.

  
  
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