European Union Center Scholars in Residence
About the Program
The European Union Center is soliciting applications from European and American scholars of the EU to serve as Scholars in Residence at the University of Illinois (UI). This opportunity allows for research and professional development for visiting scholars, strengthening ties between the EU Center and departments with similar goals in the U.S. and EU. Visitors will also benefit from the University of Illinois’ world class library system, working with the Center’s MA students and affiliated doctoral students, and partnering with leading faculty in various EU fields. Scholars should utilize their time at UI to work in collaboration with EUC faculty affiliates on relevant EU-focused research projects and to develop and improve courses and lectures on EU topics.
Scholars may apply to visit UI during either the fall (late August-mid December) or spring (late January-early May) semester or both. Through this program, Scholars in Residence should spend at least one week at the EU Center. Full semester or two semester residencies are also possible. Recent PhD recipients and junior scholars, in all fields, are particularly encouraged to apply. Scholars will be expected to give guest lectures, public talks, or teach courses, when appropriate.
Scholars in Residence may receive up to 2,500 € per semester, which includes a travel stipend, an honorarium, and short-term subsistence and accommodations. The EUC will also provide Scholars in Residence office space, UI library access, computing needs, and assistance in locating housing.
The deadlines for the Scholars in Residence Program are:
- Fall 2013 Deadline: June 1, 2013
- Spring 2014 Deadline: August 1, 2013
All application materials must be postmarked or emailed to the EUC on or before the selected grant deadline.For information about current and former EUC Visiting Scholars, see our Visiting Scholars page.
Prospective visiting scholars may wish to consult the EU Center's Visiting Scholar Handbook: A Practical Guide to Living and Working in Urbana-Champaign
Applications should include one copy of each of the following documents:
- A completed application form (word, pdf) and checklist;
- Scholar Statement of Purpose (1,000 words maximum) – including information on the scholar’s proposed project, UI faculty connections, duration of stay, and any lecturing, research, and/or outreach activities the scholar will complete during the visit;
- Brief Curriculum vitae;
- One letter of recommendation from the scholar’s home departmental chairperson, or scholar’s dissertation advisor, for recent PhD recipients.
Submit applications to: European Union Center; 328 International Studies Building (MC-429); 910 S. Fifth St.; Champaign, IL 61820, USA or via e-mail to email@example.com.
For questions or concerns, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to EUC funding for Prospective Visiting Scholars, we have included a list of external grants and fellowships that those interested may be eligible to apply to, allowing for an extended research period at the University of Illinois.