Funded Research Trip to the Historical Archives of the European Union, Florence


UACES is pleased to announce the launch of a new funding initiative for its Student and Early-Career members (if you are not yet a member, you can join here).

Following on from the success of our anniversary year, we are delighted to offer a scholarship for a PhD student or Early-Career researcher to visit the Historical Archives of the European Union (HAEU) in Florence for 5-10 working days and conduct archival research (of the applicant's choice).

To be eligible to apply, your research must be in European Studies or a related field (e.g. Politics, IR, Law, History, Sociology, Economics, Cultural Studies).

The successful applicant will be expected to submit a paper or panel proposal based on the research that they conduct at the archives for the UACES Annual Conference taking place in Lisbon in 2019 (the call for papers will open in October 2018).

Generous funding of £1300 is on offer for the successful applicant. £1000 is to cover travel, accommodation and subsistence whilst in Florence, £300 is to cover costs for attending the UACES annual conference in Lisbon in 2019.

The research trip can take place in Spring or Summer 2018. 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] with your CV and a covering letter outlining:

  1. The area you are currently researching
  2. In which holdings of the HAEU you are particularly interested
  3. How a visit to the HAEU could benefit your resarch

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

The deadline for applications is Sunday 31 December 2017.


'Using Archives for Historical Research on the EU' - N. Pieres Ludlow (London School of Economics and Political Science)

Find out more about how archival work could aid your research on contemporary Europe (NB: if you jump ahead, the audio may take some moments to load):

This talk was recorded at the 'Europe in the Archives, Europe in the Future' conference (Florence, 12 October 2017). Download audio to listen later.