EU Graduate Research Workshop

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

University of Washington | Seattle, WA

Thomson Hall, Room 317

April 22 – 23, 2022 | 10:00 am – 4:30 pm PDT

In-person at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Application period closed. Thank you for your application.

Organized by the UW Jean Monnet Center of Excellence with co-funding from the European Union’s Erasmus+ Program, the 2022 Western U.S. Graduate Research Workshop on the European Union will take place at the University of Washington on April 22-23, 2022. Doctoral students will present research proposals and work with faculty mentors and peers to fine tune their work in a supportive roundtable environment.

Led by professors James Caporaso (University of Washington) and Joe Jupille (University of Colorado), the workshop will be organized around and informed by the research challenges and opportunities of the European Union. 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. Each paper will be critiqued by one of the workshop organizers and then discussed by the group as a whole. Participants will also read each other’s work before the workshop and be prepared with constructive comments at each session. Former editor of Comparative Political Science (CPS) Dr. Caporaso will also give a presentation on publishing in political science.

The workshop begins with the Europe Professionals Forum, during which students make a five-minute non-academic presentation of their professional background and EU interests/research to attending professionals working in Europe-focused careers. The 2022 attending Europe professionals are Ambassador John Koenig, President Jeff Rathke of AICGS, and Dr. Charles Skinner.

Aims of the Workshop

  • 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.
  • Provide methodological instruction to students in a way that is relevant to European Union-related work.
  • Acquaint graduate students with the ins-and-outs of publishing in political science with a presentation by the former editor of Comparative Political Science (CPS)
  • Acquaint graduate students with opportunities and senior professionals in non-academic careers focused on Europe.


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.

Key Dates and Deadlines

  • Final application deadline (with 250 word abstract): March 20, 2022
  • Acceptance notification: March 25, 2022
  • Accepted applicant research proposal/CV submission deadline: April 10, 2022
  • Papers accessible to all workshop participants: April 12, 2022
  • Workshop dates: April 22-23, 2022

Student Travel Funding

With support from the European Union’s Erasmus+ Program, the University of Washington will arrange and pay for the cost of participating students’ lodging at the Seattle Graduate Hotel and round trip flights to Seattle. All hotel and flight travel arrangements must be made by the University of Washington, not individual participants. 

Application and Participation – CLOSED

Apply now to register your name and submit a 250-word abstract of an E.U.-focused research proposal and C.V. (You can change research details later.) Early applications encouraged to secure travel funding.

Upon acceptance, students submit a developed 5-8 page version (double spaced) of their research proposal, which should identify their key question, their theory or approach, and a research strategy. Students should also prepare a five-minute non-academic presentation of their EU interests/research and send their CV/resume for review by attending professionals working in Europe-focused careers.

Workshop Schedule

A preliminary schedule for the 2022 Workshop is now available here.

Graduate Seattle Hotel

Workshop participants will stay at the Graduate Hotel Seattle, located at 4507 Brooklyn Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105. This hotel is only about a 10 minute walk from the event venue. The University of Washington will make participants’ hotel reservation. The hotel is connected directly to SeaTac Airport via Seattle SoundTransit’s Link light rail. Take the train to the U District Station, which is located about a block from the hotel. (DO NOT GET OFF AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON STATION, WHICH SERVES HUSKY STADIUM AND IS FAR FROM THE HOTEL.)

Event Venue, UW Campus, and Seattle Tips

The Graduate Workshop on the EU will take place on the UW campus in Thomson Hall Room 317. For information on how to get to the UW campus, the workshop location and more, please click here.

University of Washington Face Covering Policy and Covid-19

Please read the University of Washington’s Face Covering Policy before the workshop here. Note that this policy is regularly updated as circumstances change. If you are experiencing Covid-19 symptoms, please stay home from this event.





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