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Funding Opportunities

There are a variety of funding opportunities provided by UACES.
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Our Funding Opportunities

UACES members have enjoyed our funding and networking opportunities for over 50 years. UACES has supported its members in their careers, and promoted the study, research and teaching of contemporary Europe, through a variety of activities and initiatives.

Our international and interdisciplinary community is made up of academics, students and practitioners from a range of disciplines who are interested in Europe and the EU.

Travel Support

Financial assistance for students and ECRs attending UACES events who would not otherwise receive any funding towards their travel expenses.

Research Networks (RNs)

Funding to enable researchers to establish and develop international networks (up to 5,000 GBP).


Travel bursaries for postgraduate students doing essential field-work.


New grant scheme aimed at supporting research for our Early-Career and Individual Members.

NORTIA Network Residencies

Bursaries for PhD students to undertake residencies (2-3 months) at a university in the NORTIA network.

Funded Archival Research Trip

A scholarship for a PhD student or Early-Career researcher to visit the Historical Archives of the European Union (HAEU) in Florence.

European Studies Societies

Funding of up to £300 to support student societies or groups related to the study of Europe

Join UACES and Apply for Funding

To benefit from our funding opportunities, you need to be a UACES member. Check out our membership options.

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