EU Graduate Research Workshop

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

April 16-17, 2021

Hosted by the University of Washington’s Jean Monnet Center of Excellence

This event will take place online.

Participating graduate students receive a $300 honorarium.

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. 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 7, 2021
  • Acceptance notification: March 10, 2021
  • Accepted applicant 5-8 page research proposal submission deadline: April 7, 2021

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) and Joe Jupille (University of Colorado) 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. 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). Papers will be distributed to all workshop participants by April 9.

Workshop Schedule

The program for the Graduate Student Research Workshop on the European Union is coming soon.

Student Participation Honoraria

Participating graduate students will be paid a $300 honorarium.


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