Funding to learn more about the EU
The EU Center currently provides funding opportunities to increase awareness and knowledge of the EU for students ranging from middle to graduate school and K-12 educators.
- K-12 educators: The European Union Center is pleased to announce that it will be offering €1,000 teacher curriculum awards (currently worth approximately $1,300). To apply, please mail your application packet to the EU Center. Applications must be received no later than Friday, November 1, 2011.
- Middle School Students: Indiana and Ohio students in grades 6-8 are encouraged to show their artistic side through the EU Center’s Middle School Poster Contest. Students can submit a poster (sized 8.5x11 inches) to the EU Center celebrating Europe Day or depicting ties between Europe and the U.S. The winning students’ class will receive educational materials worth €120 (currently about $150) for first place, €80 ($100) for second place, and €40 ($50) for third place. The deadline is Friday, March 30, 2012.
- High School Students: Indiana and Ohio students in grades 9-12 can enter in the High School Essay Competition. Students can submit an essay of up to 2,000 words answering the question: “Why does the EU matter for Midwesterners?” The winning students will receive for first place is €160 (currently about $200), second place is €120 ($150), and third place is €80 ($100). The deadline is Friday, March 30, 2012.
- College Undergraduate Students: Undergraduate students from higher education institutions across Indiana and Ohio are invited to participate in the EU Center’s College Research Paper Competition. While the paper may be on any institution or policy, it must focus on the relationship between the U.S. and the EU or the EU’s role as an international actor beyond its member states. Papers that focus primarily on the member states of the EU will not be accepted! Papers should be approximately 5,000 words. The prize for first place is €200 (currently about $250), second place is €120 ($150) and third place is €80 ($100). The deadline is Friday, May 11, 2012.
- Graduate Students: IU graduate students who would like to participate on a study abroad program about the EU can apply for the “EU Center Overseas Education Scholarship,” which is worth up to $1,000.
- Faculty: IU faculty are eligible to apply for grants of €400 to present webinars to K-12 teachers. More information is available here.
In addition, the West European Studies Center, Inner Asian & Uralic National Resource Center, and Russian & East European Institute also offer funding opportunities to learn more about the EU and the member states in their regions. Please visit these centers’ websites for more information.
If you have questions about any of these funding opportunities, please contact us!
Many of these activities are funded by a grant from the European Union