EU Graduate Research Workshop

Western U.S. Graduate Research Workshop on the European Union

The 2019 application period has now closed. Thank you for your application!

April 12-13, 2019

University of Washington, Seattle

Student Travel Funding Available!

The European Union Center at the University of Washington is pleased to announce and solicit applications for the Western U.S. Graduate Research Workshop on the European Union, to be held at the University of Washington, Seattle on April 12 – 13, 2019. Doctoral students are invited to present research proposals and work with faculty mentors and peers to fine tune their work in a supportive roundtable environment.

Applicants should submit a 250 word abstract of an E.U.-focused research proposal and C.V. through the below-linked form. Applicants must also note the current stage of their research and the name of their dissertation/thesis adviser. Upon acceptance, students should submit a developed 5-8 page version of their research proposal, which should identify their key question, their theory or approach, and a research strategy.

Key Dates and Deadlines

  • Application deadline: March 24
  • Acceptance notification: March 26
  • 5-8 page Research Proposal submission deadline: April 7

The workshop advances two direct aims

  • To provide a forum for US-based graduate students at the dissertation level to present research on the EU to an audience of knowledgeable, supportive, yet critical faculty and peers.
  • To provide methodological instruction to students in a way that is relevant to European Union-related work.

Workshop Participants

Professors James Caporaso (University of Washington), Joseph Jupille (University of Colorado Boulder) and Cliff Carrubba (Emory University) will be responsible for conducting the workshop, which will be organized around and informed by the research problems and opportunities presented by the EU and European integration.

Graduate students selected to participate in the workshop will be expected to give a presentation of their research and participate in all planned workshop activities. Participants will also read each other’s work before the workshop and be prepared with constructive comments at each session.

Workshop Schedule

The program for the Graduate Student Research Workshop on the European Union is available here.

Submitted Student Papers

2019 student papers are available here.


The University of Washington will cover the costs of a round trip economy airfare from participants’ home cities to Seattle, along with two nights’ hotel stay at the designated workshop hotel. (Travel arrangements made by UW, ground transportation not provided.)

For more information on transportation, click here: Getting Around Seattle

To learn more about the workshop venue, as well as where to eat and what to do in Seattle, click here: At UW and in Seattle


Doctoral students with approved dissertation topics focusing on the EU in any academic field and enrolled at institutions in the United States may apply to attend the workshop.


Workshop Application


Any questions concerning the workshop should be directed to