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

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 2013-14 academic year and summer 2014. The available awards and related application guidelines 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 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 cwes@uw.edu.

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