Faculty Resources

 

The strength of the West European Studies program at the University of Washington is based upon the expertise and commitment of our faculty.  The Center for West European Studies fosters professional development through sponsoring academic conferences and providing funding for courses, travel, and research to faculty members at the University of Washington and other regional institutions.

Travel & Research Funding

 

2014-15 CWES UW Faculty Travel Grants for West European Studies

The UW Center for West European Studies provides funding resources for UW faculty engaged in research, teaching or programs related to West European or EU Studies. The center is currently accepting proposals from UW faculty for travel funding related to research, academic conferences, and program building taking place during the 2014-15 academic year and summer 2015. Applications for funding are due November 24 via email to cwes@uw.edu. Additional details are as follows:

Center for West European Studies Faculty Travel Grants (Domestic):

The UW Center for West European Studies provides grants to UW faculty for travel to attend conferences and conduct research both in the United States and abroad. Domestic travel awards provide up to $500 to support UW faculty participation in academic conferences in the United States. These awards are designed to allow faculty to present their current research in the area of West European Studies at major professional conferences around the country. Funding requests should be submitted via e-mail and include the name and dates of the conference (with a link to the conference website), title and/or topic for the conference presentation being given, an abstract or description of the presentation or paper being delivered, and an explanation of how participation in this event will support the faculty's research and professional development. Please also attach a current CV. Applications and any additional questions should be submitted by November 24 to cwes@uw.edu.

Center for West European Studies Faculty Travel Grants (International):

The UW Center for West European Studies provides a limited number of grants to UW faculty for travel to Western Europe to participate in program and professional development activities. These activities can include presenting current research on West European themes at major professional conferences, research on topics related to West European Studies, developing or strengthening university partnerships and exchanges, and developing new opportunities for UW students to study and learn about Western Europe. International travel awards provide up to $2,400 for airfare and travel costs. Awards are intended to support broader program development, and so should not focus exclusively on conference presentations or research but incorporate additional elements with broader impact on university and research linkages.

Funding requests should be submitted via e-mail and include the name and dates of the activities being conducted, title and/or topic for any conference presentation being given, an explanation of how participation in this event will support the faculty's research and professional development, and how the trip will support broader program development goals such as study abroad opportunities or research linkages. Please also attach a current CV. Applications and any additional questions should be submitted to cwes@uw.edu by November 24.

Funding decisions for 2014-15 CWES faculty awards will be announced via email in mid-December. Faculty should refrain from confirming conference participation or travel arrangements until award decisions have been announced. Please note that international travel on the CWES grant require US Department of Education program officer approval. This approval process can take up to 30 days and require travelers to travel on a US or EU-flagged airline.

UW-Bergen Faculty Exchange:

 

The University of Washington-University of Bergen Faculty Exchange Program Visiting Professor appointments at the University of Bergen, Norway, is available for a minimum term of one quarter. Appointments can also be arranged at NTNU (the Norwegian University of Science and Technology) in Trondheim. UW faculty receive travel expenses and continue to receive their salary.

Since its founding in 1979, more than 70 UW faculty members have journeyed to Bergen with support from this program. They have come from such diverse fields as Anthropology, Dentistry, Education, Engineering, English, Fisheries, History, Law, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Quaternary Research, Scandinavian Studies, Surgery, Women Studies and Zoology. The 80 University of Bergen faculty visiting the UW have spanned a similar range of disciplines.The University of Washington-University of Bergen Faculty Exchange Program Visiting Professor appointments at the University of Bergen, Norway, is available for a minimum term of one quarter. Appointments can also be arranged at NTNU (the Norwegian University of Science and Technology) in Trondheim. UW faculty receive travel expenses and continue to receive their salary.

 


 

Center for West European Studies
120 Thomson Hall
Box 353650
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-3650
(206) 543-1675 office
(206) 616-2462 fax
cwes@uw.edu