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 (extended until December 15, 2020). The deadline for Fall events is July 15. The winners will be announced in January and August, respectively.