Funding & grant opportunities
Student funding available!
There are several grants available for student funding through the European Studies Program for research, travel, and other EU related activities.
The European Studies Program has been giving grants to Graduate and Undergraduate students via the European Union Centre of Excellence, the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, Jamie Cassels Awards and other sources. For years students have been traveling and participating of programs such as EU Study Tour and West Coast Model EU thanks to all the grant funding available at the EUS.
Students can apply for funding 3 times per year by submitting the following to the ESP office (Cornett B136) or by email to email@example.com:
- your CV
- a letter of intent
- a letter of reference from a professor
The criteria used by the selection comittee in order to assess best candidates for the grants are:
- Strength of application
- Purpose of study/work
- Relationship between intent and European Studies
- Best use of funds
The EUCE grants are now closed, please visit Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence for current grants.
See here the list of students who have been granted funds through the EUS program.
Jamie Cassels Reseach Award
Every year we nominate one student to participate in this project.
Last year's student was Michael Lenaghan, whose presentation is available here.
Michael Lenaghan, Eureopean Studies Program
"Boasting many of the world leaders in sustainable development, particularly with regards to renewable energy, the European Union provides a poignant example of how governments can drive the transition towards a more ‘Green’ economy. I propose a comparative analysis of the primary factors (political, social, economic and geographic) which have enabled certain EU members states to distinguish themselves as regional and global leaders in the renewable energy industry. In so doing, I aim to provide a developmental guideline for other EU member states and non-member states alike, seeking to transition their own energy systems towards renewable sources. In addition, I hope that this study can contribute to the formation of a new course on European Environmentalism within the University of Victoria’s European Studies Program.”
Dr. Stefan Seidendorf of the Franco-German Institute in Ludwigsburg, Germany is visiting UVic on January 24th and 25th and will be presenting two seminars: January 24th and 25th.
West Coast Model EU 2013
Applications for West Coast Model EU 2013 at the University of Washington are now open! Please send your CV and letter of intent to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 15th. If you would like to act as advisor on this trip, the deadline is October 20th.
More information, e-mail us or access the WCMEU 2013 website.
NEW EUS 100 COURSE - FALL 2012
European Studies is now available at the 100 course level. It is an introduction to European Studies and it is coming out very promising. This course is also part of our Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence curriculum.