Opportunities

DAAD Alumni May 2015 Meeting in Toronto

Deadline: 
16 January, 2015 (All day)

The IES would like to highlight an outstanding opportunity for former scholarship holders of the German Academic Exchange Service, DAAD, to (re)connect with other DAAD alumni and contribute to the strengthening of an exemplary worldwide network.

In partnership with the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the DAAD has planned an alumni meeting at the University of Toronto’s School for Global Affairs from May 1-2nd, 2015.

The title of the meeting is: “Migration and Multiculturalism in Germany and Canada”, supported by the commentary of interdisciplinary German and Canadian scholars.

Attendees will be able to access subsidies to cover travel costs to and from Toronto, two nights of accommodation and meals during the meeting proper.

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Call for Papers: Dalhousie University, EUCE Graduate Symposium - The European Union in Crisis

Deadline: 
10 December, 2014 (All day)

The IES would like to invite graduate students to participate in a symposium organized by the Department of Political Science at Dalhousie University and The European Union Centre for Excellence titled: “System Breakdown? Critical Reflections on the European Union in Crisis”.

The symposium will take place on March 19-20th, 2015 at the Studley Campus of Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Submissions of conference papers and poster presentations from a variety of disciplines and perspectives are welcome. For more information on suggested submission topics and the registration process, please read the Call for Papers attached below.

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PhD Students: FULLY FUNDED 3-day Workshop @ Montréal on European Studies

Deadline: 
30 December, 2014 (All day)

The IES would like to bring this exceptional, fully funded opportunity to the attention of PhD students whose research encompasses Europe and the EU.

Please read the submission process below and contact IES Director, Kurt Hübner (Kurt.Huebner@ubc.ca) if interested.


The Executive Board of the Young Researchers Network of the ECSA-C is organising a 3-days workshop from May 29th to May 31st, 2015, at the University of Montréal (Québec, Canada).

Students: Apply to the 2015, 12th Annual European Union Study Tour & Internship Program

The UBC Institute for European Studies is pleased to inform students about the 12th Annual European Union (EU) Study Tour & Internship Program, organized by the Network for European Studies (Canada). The Tour takes place from May 10, to May 30, 2015.

The EU Study Tour and Internship Program is a remarkable opportunity for students in diverse disciplines – political science, international relations, history, sociology, journalism, law and business – to immerse themselves in the institutions of the EU.

Undergraduates - Attend UW's 2015 West Coast Model EU in Seattle and enhance your skills, knowledge

Deadline: 
21 November, 2014 (All day)

Undergraduate students: Expand your knowledge of the European Union and polish your public speaking, negotiation and organizational skills by participating in the 2015 West Coast Model EU, hosted by the University of Washington in Seattle.

The Model EU is a simulation of European Council (EC) summits that take place during a member state’s rotating presidency. EC summits allow member states to determine the EU’s political direction and priorities. The 2015 Model EU will take place on February 20-21 and will simulate the Council summit of Latvia’s upcoming presidency.

Apply for the EUI Doctoral Programme – 160 Grants available for PhDs in Social Sciences

Deadline: 
31 January, 2015 (All day)

Please consider this outstanding opportunity if interested in pursuing a PhD in the field of European Studies.

The European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy has opened applications for its doctoral programmes in Economics, History and Civilization, Law and Political and Social Sciences.

160 grants have been made available to fully fund the PhD programme of exceptional students residing in the EU.

Candidates from countries outside the EU may still apply by submitting the EUI online application form by the deadline. Their application will be weighed considering two possibilities for admission:

1.     Admission under one of the four EUI Special Doctoral Fellowships.

Graduate Students – Attend a Seminar with Keith Banting on Multiculturalism and Immigrant Integration in Canada and Europe

Deadline: 
10 November, 2014 (All day)

This is an opportunity for graduate students to attend the seminar ‘Multiculturalism and Immigrant Integration in Canada and Europe’ with Research Chair in Public Policy at Queen’s University, Keith Banting.

The seminar is offered by the University of Victoria’s Centre for Global Studies and will be held on November 20, 2014 in Victoria.

Interested graduated students can apply for this opportunity by contacting Dr. Kurt Hübner (kurt.huebner@ubc.ca).

Accommodation and travel (by bus) will be incurred by the host.

For more information, please find the seminar’s flyer attached below.  

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Improved Review of European and Russian Affairs welcomes submissions

Deadline: 
31 October, 2014 (All day)

*PLEASE NOTE: RERA WILL CONTINUE TO ACCEPT SUBMISSIONS THROUGHOUT THE FALL 2014 PERIOD*

The Review of European and Russian Affairs (RERA) at Carleton University has undergone major enhancements, and the Institute for European Studies at UBC invites you to submit your work.

RERA is an interdisciplinary journal that covers topics relating to the European Union, its member states, Eastern Europe, Russia and post-Soviet Eurasia. 

Improvements include:

·      Wider scope of submissions – RERA will no longer be a journal for young scholars only. Researchers at all levels of their careers are welcome to send submissions, from conference to academic papers.

Call for Papers - 10th Annual Political Science Graduate Conference at Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Deadline: 
20 October, 2014 (All day)

The 10th annual Political Science, International Relations & Public Policy Graduate Conference in Memory of Yitzhak Rabin is sending out an official Call for Papers (CFP).

The conference will be held at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem during December 10-12, 2014. The deadline for submissions is October 20th.

Graduate students and recent PhDs in the fields of Political Science, International Relations, Public Policy, Politics and Law, Political History, Political Economy, Political Geography, Political Philosophy, Political Psychology, Political Sociology and Political Communication are welcome to participate in two main tracks:

·      Thematic Research Workshops

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Postdoctoral Fellow: Party-Interest Group Relationships, Universitetet i Oslo

Deadline: 
31 October, 2014 (All day)

The Department of Political Science at the University of Oslo is looking for an exceptional social scientist, with a background in political science or related field, to join the project ‘Party-Interest Group Relationships in Contemporary Democracies: Character, Causes and Consequences’ as a full-time postdoctoral researcher.

The project will embark on a systematic examination of the nature, shaping factors and consequences for policy-making of the relationship between parties and interest groups in long-established democracies from around the world. The project is unprecedented in its scale and its emphasis on party-group links from both sides.  

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