CES Small Event Grants support workshops, lectures, symposia and other small events that share research on Europe with a wider community. Individuals affiliated with CES member institutions are eligible to apply for grants ranging from $300 to $1,000.
Grants are awarded twice a year, in January for events taking place in the Spring semester, and August for events taking place in the Fall semester. A multi-disciplinary selection committee chooses winners and awards grants based on proposed event budgets and available funds. Any institution that receives a grant must agree to brand the event as “sponsored by the Council for European Studies at Columbia University” and provide an audio-visual or other record of the event. CES also provides promotional support for events either fully or partially funded by this program.
Each applicant must meet the following criteria:
- Be a representative or otherwise affiliated with an institution that is a member of the CES Academic Consortium.
- Submit an application, promotional plan, budget, and description of the event.
- Events that are affiliated with the International Conference of Europeanists organized by CES will be considered; however, unaffiliated events will be given preference.
- For events taking place during the academic year 2020-2021, applications to support online events are encouraged.
All applicants must use CES’ online application form and upload additional materials. Paper applications will not be accepted. If funding is granted, a final 1-2 page grant write-up about the event, including actual spending compared to budget, is due no later than 1 month after the event.
Applications will be processed biannually. The deadline for events taking place in the Spring semester is December 1. The deadline for Fall events is July 15 (extended 2020 deadline: August 2). The winners will be announced in January and August, respectively.