A Unique Funding Opportunity

2017 is UACES’s 50th anniversary. To mark this milestone, UACES is offering a unique opportunity for a PhD student or early-career researcher (no more than 5 years from completing their PhD) to visit the European University Institute and conduct research in the Historical Archives of the European Union.

Generous funding of 1500 GBP is on offer for the successful applicant to cover travel, accommodation and subsistence whilst in Florence.

The primary purpose of this trip will be to conduct a first look at the newly-deposited UACES archive which comprises minutes, annual reports and memoranda from 1967-1997. The researcher will then present an introduction to the UACES archive at the ‘Europe in the Archives’ conference to be held in Florence in October 2017.

In addition, the researcher will be expected to submit a proposal to JCER's special section on the UACES 50th anniversary. 

Time permitting, the successful applicant will be welcome to use their stay in Florence to conduct their own research as well.

The research trip can take place in March, April or May 2017. It is envisaged that it will last between 5-10 working days maximum. Final details can be agreed between UACES, the EUI and the researcher following a successful application.

Submit your Application

In order to apply for funding, email admin [at] uaces.org with your CV and a covering letter explaining why you are the right person to have a first look at the UACES archives and how you would use your time in Florence to benefit both UACES and your own research.

If you have any queries about the funding please contact Emily Linnemann (elinnemann [at] uaces.org).

The deadline for applications is Friday 27 January 2017.