Applications for Workshops, Events and other Opportunities

For the events listed below please apply by the given deadline using our generic application form (.docx)

Please submit all your documents in English.

Applications should consist of all documents listed with the event.

Please note that we can only accept applications from students currently enrolled on a postgraduate course at one of our member institutions. In the case of Summer Schools and events in early autumn we may be able to accept applications from students who have  graduated from one of our member institutions that same calendar year, or are about to start a postgraduate course at one of those universities.

Please see our Guidance for Applicants at the bottom of this page

EUROPAEUM SPRING SCHOOL
Europe in the World – the World in Europe
22-24 April 2021 (online)

For the last five centuries it has been perceived that Europe was the main influence on major world developments through its formal and informal colonial and neo-colonial power. In the last decades, however, it could be argued that the greatest influence on the state of Europe itself has come from the world outside. Influences from the outside have not only affected the political agenda in most of Europe’s countries, they also have had profound social and cultural impact. Europe is also greatly affected by the economic consequences of globalisation.
This Spring School will bring together post-graduate researchers, mainly but by no means exclusively, in Humanities and Social Sciences discussing the wider impact of the world on Europe and of Europe in the world in a historical and contemporary context. Issues that will be explored by leading experts include topics such as the COVID crisis, our global state of democracy, ending the Cold War, and the implications of AI. The participants will provide alternative readings of how interdependence in the world has developed over the last century and how that affects the current state of Europe. Speakers will include Lord Chris Patten (Chancellor of the University of Oxford), Janez Lenarčič (European Commissioner for Crisis Management), Professor Archie Brown (Oxford), Dr Kevin Casas-Zamora (Secretary General, International IDEA), Professor Robert Gildea (Oxford), Artur Kluz (Centre for Technology and Global Affairs, Oxford), and Dr Marcin Walecki (Oxford).
We welcome applications from master’s and doctoral students from within the Europaeum network who wish to either just join the discussions, or present a paper. Applications should include the Europaeum
application form, a brief CV, a statement of purpose (up to 500 words), and a reference
letter by their supervisor or academic advisor. Those who wish to submit a paper should
also add a short abstract of the proposed paper (up to 500 words). Papers will be
precirculated in advance (deadline for texts will be 8 April) and presentations based on
the papers should be 10 minutes long

Deadline for applications: 4 March 2021

All applications and enquiries to euroinfo@europaeum.ox.ac.uk

download poster advert

Documents required by the deadline:

  • a completed application form (see above)
  • a CV
  • a statement of purpose (max 500 words)
  • a reference for supervisor/academic advisor
  • an abstract (up to 500 words) if paper presentation proposed

Events/CFPs/CFAs coming soon:

Conference to mark the completion of Cohort 2 of the Europaeum Scholars Programme | 1-2 October, Madrid

Summer School 2021 (online) | theme tbc

Classics Colloquium | dates still to be confirmed
Madrid (postponed from 2020) ‘Metabolé: Crisis and Transformation in Antiquity’

Winter School on Planetary Welbeing | January 2022, Barcelona

Europaeum Scholars Programme, cohort 3 | deadline later in 2021

GUIDANCE FOR APPLICANTS

ADMISSIONS POLICY

Who can apply for Europaeum events and opportunities?

Generally speaking, any graduate who is currently enrolled on a course with one of our member universities can apply. Historically we have only invited students from the Humanities and Social Sciences to apply, but with courses and research topics becoming more and more interdisciplinary, we are opening up the invitations to those from other disciplines as well. However, it should be stressed that the reason for applying given in the application should bear as much relevance as possible to the theme of the event, or in the case of bursaries, a strong case for wanting to do research in the field of European Studies should be made to ensure being competitive. There are rare occasions where the theme of an event that the Europaeum is associated with relates to non-European topics, and in those cases we look for the closest relevance to the topic.

Criteria

Academic quality: we look for strong students with good previous and on-course marks who can argue their point well and write in good English.
CV: you should list your education thus far (with grades), and work experience. You can add any volunteer work you may have done, and skills that you have gained. Information about your English language skills will be useful.
References: your referee should comment on your academic qualities and achievements, and if at all possible, should give an indication of where you rank in your year’s cohort.
Proposal/personal statement: This should be as concise and yet detailed as possible. We are looking for you making a coherent and convincing case for why you want to participate (or get a bursary). Your academic background and research interest in European Studies should be explained and much as possible within the limited space of the statement, and how the event or bursary trip would help you with your current research. In the case of applying for a bursary, you should be as clear as possible about how you are planning to spend your time during the trip, what you are expecting to achieve, and why the resources in that particular location are vital for your academic work.

Decision-making process

Our decision-making process is trying to be as fair and transparent as possible. All applications are considered, and we aim to have a minimum of two, if not three, assessors. Where possible we involve assessors from more than one member university.
We are sorry that we cannot offer feedback on unsuccessful applications.

Incomplete applications

Not all applications are requested to be sent to the Europaeum office, as some member universities handle their own admissions internally. In those cases we have no control over what happens when applications are incomplete. But if your application was sent to the Europaeum office and is incomplete by the deadline we will get in touch with you as soon as we can to make you aware. The most frequent issue is missing references and we would ask you to chase these up so that we can have them within 2-3 days after the deadline.

Please make sure that you have all other documents included with your application. There is a standard set that we expect: Application form, CV, proposal/letter of motivation, a piece of written work, and evidence of your latest grades (plus references, as mentioned above). Where paper proposals are invited, an abstract is also required, providing you would like to give a paper.


COSTS & REIMBURSEMENTS
For all events on this page the Europaeum covers travel costs to the location, except where indicated clearly that this is not the case. In most cases this means that once you have received confirmation of a place on the event, you will be asked to book your travel within a week and send the receipts to us. The limited time frame is intended to make sure that travel costs are kept to a minimum by booking travel as early as possible. In some rare cases travel will be booked for you, but this will be clearly indicated to you.
Where travel costs are reimbursed the Europaeum will make a bank transfer into your bank account on the first day of the event, once confirmation has been received that you have arrived. If you cancel your attendance without a medical certificate, the travel costs will not be reimbursed.
Please note that we can only cover travel within Europe and we usually expect to cover travel costs from a student’s home university to the event. Students who need to travel from further afield should enquire with the Europaeum office whether it is possible that a contribution is made to their travel costs to the equivalent of another student’s travel costs from the same university. Where the event is happening at your home university, we do not cover travel costs. Equally, we reserve the right to query a scenario where a student is clearly trying to use the travel cost reimbursement system to cover a trip to their home country for a holiday.
Accommodation is always provided by the organising institution (or the Europaeum), but please note that this can be shared (twin) accommodation. We would like to ask participants not to bring guests along, even if they don’t attend the event itself. Our philosophy is that the social elements of a workshop are as important as the academic ones, and that this is where useful connections are formed for the future. Personal guests tend to be a distraction that isolates one participant from the group.
Food is normally provided during the event and where this is not the case, the Europaeum usually provides participants with a per diem contribution to meals. We do not cover food costs on non-event travel days.

CERTIFICATES
Under certain circumstances participants of our events can get a certificate. Find out more