Berlin Seminar in Transnational European Studies

Call for Fellowship Applications

May 31 - June 6, 2020

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Applications for fellowships to take part in the third annual Berlin Seminar in Transnational European Studies will start being reviewed on a rolling basis after January 1, 2020. While we will accept applications from graduate students until January 27 and from faculty until February 3, offers may be extended as early as January 2 and, as Notre Dame is limited to ten awards, availability cannot be guaranteed.
The seminar, which runs from Sunday, May 31 to Saturday, June 6, 2020, is a professional development initiative that is open to advanced graduate students and faculty of all ranks and from all disciplines at the University of Notre Dame and the University of Georgia. It is offered as part of a University partnership and made possible through generous support by the Max Kade Foundation. Applications are encouraged from faculty and graduate students whose field of transnational study may be relevant to, but not necessarily grounded in, the study of Europe. Scholars from the Nanovic Institute's Catholic Universities Partnership are also welcome to apply using the Notre Dame application form below.
The program features speakers hailing from countries all across Europe who represent expertise in areas such as international affairs, art, film, literature, environmental history and policy, political science, economics, government, and journalism. Discussions are in English.
As part of your grant application, we request a current CV and a cover letter detailing how the seminar would benefit your research, teaching, and/or programming. Graduate students are also asked to include a letter of recommendation from a graduate advisor or major professor.

The Fellowship includes: 

  • a flight subsidy of up to $1200; 
  • hotel accommodation in Berlin for the duration of the seminar; and
  • expenses for public transportation in Berlin, as well as for materials, cultural events, and most meals.

Apply to the Berlin Seminar