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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.

Funded Archival Research Trip

In partnership with the James Madison Charitable Trust, 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.

Deadline 31 Dec 2020


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). Your research must include surveying John Pinder’s personal archive which has recently been deposited at the HAEU. You must be a UACES Student or Early-Career Member.

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 2021 (the call for papers will open in October 2020).

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 2021, taking place in the famous UK maritime city and Beatles hometown, Liverpool.

The research trip can take place in Spring or Summer 2020. 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 with your CV and a covering letter of no more than 2 pages outlining:

  1. The area you are currently researching
  2. How a visit to the HAEU could benefit your research
  3. How access to John Pinder's personal archive could benefit your research

If you have any queries about the funding please contact