Application Deadline: Berlin Seminar in Transnational European Studies

Location: Online Application Form

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About the Seminar

The College of Arts and Letters and the Nanovic Institute for European Studies invite applications for fellowships as part of a professional development initiative; the Berlin Seminar in Transnational European Studies. 

Open to advanced PhD students and faculty of all ranks and from all disciplines at the University of Notre Dame, this seminar is a joint initiative in partnership with the University of Georgia and made possible through generous support by the Max Kade Foundation. The seminar is directed by William Collins Donahue, Cavanaugh Professor of the Humanities and Director of the Nanovic Institute for European Studies at Notre Dame; Martin Kagel, A.G. Steer Professor of Germanic and Slavic Studies and Associate Dean of the Franklin College at the University of Georgia; and Nicholas Allen, Franklin Professor of English and Director of the Willson Center at the University of Georgia. 

The one-week seminar (June 2-9, 2019) will take place in Berlin and feature distinguished speakers with expertise in German and European politics, economics, history, literature and the arts. Speakers will give lectures in morning sessions and work with seminar participants on pre-assigned readings in the afternoon. The seminar will also use the city of Berlin as a location exemplifying transnational Europe and the program will include short excursions and attendance of cultural events.

Seminar Goals 

The goal of the seminar is to expand knowledge and understanding of transnational Europe among U.S. based scholars, advancing the discourse on campus on issues related to Europe, the EU, and Germany’s role in the European Union. Within this larger context, the seminar hopes to initiate new research projects and curricular innovation, including collaboration between faculty from the two participating institutions, the University of Notre Dame and the University of Georgia. 

Application Instructions 

All applicants 

  • Complete the online form at 
  • Research and teaching agenda (1-2 pages) 
    • Explain why and how the Berlin Seminar in Transnational European Studies will benefit your research. 
    • Describe a curricular innovation or teaching-related activity you would likely implement in the wake of the seminar to support transnational European studies on campus. 
  • Attach a brief CV (max three pages) 

For graduate student applicants 

• Include a letter of recommendation from your major professor or graduate coordinator. 

Deadline and Submission 

Application deadline is November 30, 2018. 

Notification will follow shortly thereafter. Please apply online at

More Information

Visit to view schedules, photos, and testimonials from the inaugural seminar.