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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 7 Feb 2021


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 investigating documents pertaining to issues of regionalism and federalism in Europe. 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 2022 (the call for papers will open in October 2021).

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 2022, taking place in Lille in France.

The research trip usually takes place from April to September 2021. However, due to the ongoing pandemic, the trip can be planned anytime this year to ensure a safe trip and follow possible travel restrictions. 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 - please provide specific information about the fonds which you are hoping to access during your trip.

If you have any queries about the funding please contact