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The ethos behind our Research Networks (RNs) is to provide some initial funding to enable researchers to develop networks across a range of institutions, which may perhaps lead to bigger projects and funding from other sources in the future. The networks should be inclusive rather than insular.

Browse our current Research Networks here

UACES Research Network activities include dedicated research meetings and workshops; participation in larger conferences such as the UACES Annual Conference or other relevant events; contributing to the UACES Newsletter and to pursuing other publishing and dissemination opportunities (journals, books, podcasting, blogging).

Successful networks will receive up to 5,000 GBP spread over a three year period.

We are also offering an additional £1000 of funding (spread over 3 years) which is specifically to support attendance at the UACES conferences in 2020, 2021 and 2022. This can help to cover travel, accommodation and registration fees for members of the network who attend the UACES annual conference. It is not available for any other purpose and cannot be transferred to other parts of the network’s activities. Please note, this additional funding cannot be used to pay for tickets for the UACES conference dinner.

In 2019, we invite applications for two kinds of Research Networks:

UACES Research Networks

For 2020, applications are invited for two new Research Networks to run from 2020-2023 on any topic in contemporary European Studies. See more about the assessment criteria here.

UACES-JMCT Research Network on Federalism and Europe

For 2020, applications are invited for one new Research Network to run from 2020-2023 on the topic of federalism, federal governance or regionalism in Europe, in line with the objects of the James Madison Charitable Trust (JMCT)), broadly conceived*. This RN will be generously supported by the JMCT.

*For example, it could include studying the new relationships formed within the UK between the home countries and the central government after Brexit.

The assessment criteria, finances, requirements and application process is the same for both kinds of RNs, but please state in your application if you would like to be considered for the UACES-JMCT RN.