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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.
Colloquia and Conferences
The CWES Politics and Society Colloquium and the Culture Colloquium Committee organize over two dozen events annually, including individual lectures, thematic speakers series, and small conferences. The Center also provides funding for at least one major international conference per year.
Course Development Grants
One of the top priorities of our Center for West European Studies is to encourage the development of new European Studies courses on the UW campus. Up to two Course Development Grants (CDGs) will be awarded this spring to UW faculty for use during the summer of 2011; grants will consist of $3,500 paid as summer salary (see below). Proposal guidelines are below and submissions are due April 29.
We will consider proposals for courses within any department or school of the University of Washington at either the undergraduate or graduate level. However, preference will be given to professional school courses and to interdisciplinary courses suitable for inclusion within the European Studies program (note that the latter does not necessarily require a European Studies course cross-list). Proposals for courses which will clearly fill a disciplinary gap in other programs will also be considered.
Faculty awarded a Course Development Grant this spring will be required to submit a completed course syllabus by e-mail to the CWES office by July 31, 2011. The syllabus should be accompanied by a letter or e-mail from the relevant department chair stating that the course will be offered by the department no later than spring quarter 2013.
To apply for a Course Development Grant, submit a course prospectus (one to two pages), a curriculum vitae and a cover letter (explaining why the course should be deemed important and when the course would probably be given for the first time) by April 29, 2011 to:
Prof. Christine Ingebritsen
Center for West European Studies
University of Washington
Please note that restrictions apply on the payment of summer salary. The center cannot, for instance, pay additional compensation over base salary. Faculty interested in applying for a course development grant who expect they will have summer appointments should contact CWES to confirm eligibility and payment guidelines. These and all additional questions can be addressed to the Center for West European Studies at 206-543-1675.
Travel & Research Funding
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 2010-11academic year and summer 2011. The available awards and related application guidelines are as follows:
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 on West European themes at major professional conferences around the country. Applications for domestic travel awards are welcome throughout the year, with funding decisions made on an ongoing basis. 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, and an explanation of how participation in this event will support the faculty's research and professional development. Applications and any additional questions should be submitted to email@example.com.
UW faculty can also apply for funding to travel to Western Europe to present at conferences, conduct research, and engage in program development. The latter includes visits to European universities to strengthen collaborative research projects, and exchange and/or foreign study linkages with partner programs. The center does not provide foreign travel awards solely for giving presentations at European academic conferences, hence applicants must also be using the trip to engage in research or program development. Applications for foreign travel awards are welcome throughout the year, with funding decisions made on an ongoing basis. Funding requests should be submitted via e-mail and include a description of the proposed activities (including, when applicable, conference details as noted above), an explanation of how CWES travel funding will promote research/professional development and/or program development goals. The request should also include a proposed breakdown of expenses, with a maximum award request of $2,200. Note that foreign travel funding is limited, with priority given to applications that can demonstrate benefits in more than one of these categories. Please also note that all foreign travel must be approved by our program officer per US Department of Education guidelines. Applications and any additional questions should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Center for West European Studies|
|120 Thomson Hall|
|University of Washington|
|Seattle, WA 98195-3650|
|(206) 543-1675 office|
|(206) 616-2462 fax|