New Artists Grant

 

New Artists Grant 


Eastern European Interdisciplinary Art Grant: Spotlight on Bulgaria
 

The Grant, to be solely funded by American Foundation for Bulgaria, is designed as the first in an annual series organized by the Council for European Studies in conjunction with Bulgarian Concert Evenings in New York, the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation, the Consulate General of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Bulgaria to the United Nations in New York. This collaborative event is aligned with CES’ upcoming theme for the 25th International Conference of Europeanists, “Europe and the World: Mobilities, Values and Citizenship,” by building bridges and strengthening ties with smaller Central and Eastern European regions, thereby highlighting their importance within Europe and the European Studies field. The spotlights of this year’s grant will shine on new collaborative, interdisciplinary work produced by emerging and established artists in Bulgaria, as well as Bulgarians in other countries.

 


One prize in the amount of $3000 will be awarded in May 2018. A multi-disciplinary selection committee, assembled from the founding organizations mentioned above, will choose the winners. The winning entry will receive a check for $3000[1] for creating and producing the work, along with public recognition in a special edition of EuropeNow and announcement in the European Studies Newsletter, as well as various social media sites. In addition, each of the awardees will receive one year of complimentary individual membership with the Council for European Studies (CES). 
 

Eligibility

Each nominated work must meet the following criteria:

o    be an interdisciplinary project that combines at least two of three categories: music, literature, and visual art.
o    be from Bulgaria or produced by a Bulgarian residing in another country
o    written text, samples, or complete projects, should not exceed 6000 words
o    be written in English;
o    collaborations of at least two artists are encouraged
o    music composition should be for chamber ensemble not to exceed 5 performers
o    project must be completed by December of 2018

 

Applications may be submitted by the artists and must be accompanied by an application form. Compositions must be submitted in MP3 format with a maximum length of 12 minutes. Visual art must be submitted as high-res images with a maximum submission number of 5 or as a streaming link to a film on the application. Any fiction, non-fiction, and poetry must be submitted as a digital copy (entries should be directly attached to the Application form).  Paper submissions will not be accepted. The application form will open on November 16, 2017.



Deadlines

Applications will be accepted from November, 16, 2017 until March 30, 2018.





The winners will be informed in May 2018 with an official announcement at a recognition, by invitation only, event later in the year.



For questions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
 

 

 


[1] The grant will be paid out in two stages: $1500 will be paid upon announcement of the winning entry. The remaining $1500 will be paid out upon successful completion of the project.

Eastern European Art Grant: Bulgaria


Eastern European Interdisciplinary Art Grant: Spotlight on Bulgaria
 

This Grant is designed as the first in an annual series organized by the Council for European Studies in conjunction with the American Foundation for Bulgaria, Bulgarian Concert Evenings in New York, the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation, the Consulate General of the Republic of Bulgaria, and the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Bulgaria to the United Nations in New York. This collaborative event is aligned with CES’ upcoming theme for the 25th International Conference of Europeanists, “Europe and the World: Mobilities, Values and Citizenship,” by building bridges and strengthening ties with smaller Central and Eastern European regions, thereby highlighting their importance within Europe and the European Studies field. The spotlights of this year’s grant will shine on new collaborative, interdisciplinary work produced by emerging and established artists in Bulgaria, as well as Bulgarians in other countries.

One prize in the amount of $3000 will be awarded in May 2018. A multi-disciplinary selection committee, assembled from the founding organizations mentioned above, will choose the winners. The winning entry will receive a check for $3000[1] for creating and producing the work, along with public recognition in a special edition of EuropeNow and announcement in the European Studies Newsletter, as well as various social media sites. In addition, each of the awardees will receive one year of complimentary individual membership with the Council for European Studies (CES).


Eligibility

Each nominated work must meet the following criteria:

o    be an interdisciplinary project that combines at least two of three categories: music, literature, and visual art

o    be from Bulgaria or produced by a Bulgarian residing in another country

o    written text, samples, or complete projects, should not exceed 6000 words

o    be written in English

o    collaborations of at least two artists are encouraged

o    music composition should be for chamber ensemble not to exceed 5 performers

o    project must be completed by December of 2018


 
Applications may be submitted by the artists and must be accompanied by an application form. Compositions must be submitted in MP3 format with a maximum length of 12 minutes. Visual art must be submitted as high-res images with a maximum submission number of 5 or as a streaming link to a film on the application. Any fiction, non-fiction, and poetry must be submitted as a digital copy (entries should be directly attached to the Application form).  Paper submissions will not be accepted. The application form will open on November 16, 2017.


Deadlines

Applications will be accepted from November, 16, 2017 until March 30, 2018. The winners will be informed in May 2018 with an official announcement at a recognition, by invitation only, event later in the year.

For questions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 *Application form will activate Nov 16*


 



[1] The grant will be paid out in two stages: $1500 will be paid upon announcement of the winning entry. The remaining $1500 will be paid out upon successful completion of the project.

Recent Awardees - Herder-CES Fellowship



The Herder-CES Fellowship is made possible by the Herder-Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe, and the Minorities, Diversities, and Securities symposium of the Columbia-Marburg-Barcelona-Glasgow cosortium. 


Fall 2017

      WINNERAna Ivasiuc


Ana Ivasiuc is a Romanian anthropologist. She studied Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology at the University of Leiden in The Netherlands, and moved to Paris in 2004 for a Masters degree in Migration and Interethnic Relations at the University of Paris VII Denis Diderot. She then made a detour through development practice and applied research, working for six years within a Roma non-governmental organization in Romania. In 2014, she obtained her PhD diploma from the National School of Political Science and Public Administration in Bucharest with a dissertation pertaining to the field of development anthropology. Her current postdoc project at the Justus Liebig University of Giessen, Germany - within the Collaborative Research Center 'Dynamics of Security: Forms of Securitization in Historical Perspective' - researches the securitization of Eastern European Roma in the context of their migration to Italy. Among Ana's research interests are practices of informal policing, contemporary conflicts in Europe, transformation of the state in securitarian neoliberalism, the politics of research on security, and anthropological perspectives on securitization. She is the co-editor of a volume on the securitization of the Roma in Europe (to appear with Palgrave Macmillan in 2018) and of a volume on the intersection between research and Romani activism (to be published by Berghahn Books in 2018). 


HONORABLE MENTIONS: 


Frederica Prina - Frederica Prina will attend the 25th International Conference of Europeanists in Chicago, March 28-30, 2018. Her travel will be funded by the Institute Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals (IBEI). 

Federica Prina is Research Associate at Central and East European Studies (CEES), School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow. She joined CEES in 2014 to work on a research project on national cultural autonomy and minority rights in Central and Eastern Europe. Federica has been responsible for research and publications on the  the Russian Federation - one of the project's case studies. Her previous research was on the implementation of international standards on cultural rights of national minorities, also in the Russian Federation. 

From 2011 to 2013 Federica was employed by the German research institute European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI), where she co-ordinated the research cluster ‘Culture and Diversity’. In ECMI her research focused on linguistic and cultural rights of national minorities in Central and Eastern Europe. From 2012 to 2014 Federica was editor of the Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe (JEMIE).

Federica has also worked in human rights as a practitioner: before her PhD at University College London she was employed by the London-based NGO Article 19, as project manager and researcher on freedom of expression and the media in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (1997-2008). In 2009-11 she was involved in the joint Council of Europe/EU programme ‘Minorities in Russia: Developing Culture, Language, Media and Civil Society’. She has undertaken research and campaigning activities for Minority Rights Group International, Amnesty International, and Global Partners and Associates. 



James Fitzgerald is Assistant Professor in Terrorism Studies at the School of Law and Government, Dublin City University and acted as co-convenor of the BISA Critical Studies on Terrorism Working Group from 2013-2017. He is Principal Investigator for the Irish Research Council-funded project, Confronting the Terrorist/Refugee Narrative: Human Stories of Resistance. Other research interests include everyday resistances to (counter)terrorism; the political ontology of terrorism; and critical perspectives on 'countering violent extremism (CVE)'.

James will attend the 25th International Conference of Europeanists in Chicago, March 28-30, 2018. His trip will be funded by the University of Glasgow.



IMSISS-CES Fellowship


 










IMSISS-CES Visiting Scholar Fellowship
 

 

The IMSISS-CES Visiting Scholar Fellowship provides mobility funding to CES Research Network members to undertake a visit of up to 2 weeks at one of the three IMSISS consortium institutions – The University of Glasgow (UK), Dublin City University (Ireland) or Charles University Prague (Czech Republic).
 
IMSISS is an international consortium of universities and non-academic partners funded by the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme to deliver an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) in Security, Intelligence and Strategic Studies. The IMSISS consortium is coordinated by the University of Glasgow. CES is an associate partner of the consortium.
 
Four fellowships will be available in total, one per year between 2018 and 2021. Scholars applying must be individual CES members in good standing and affiliated to one of the established CES Research Networks. During the 2017/2018 Fellowship cycle, researchers will be located at Dublin City University. In the next Fellowship cycle, researchers will be able to choose which of the IMSISS institutions they wish to visit. Successful fellowship awardees must:
 
• demonstrate outstanding academic and/or professional experience in the Security Studies field.
 
• bring concrete added value to the IMSISS programme and the partner institution in terms of student-centred teaching/lecturing, research activities, Master thesis support, workshops, academic/professional networking etc.
 
• contribute, after their visiting scholar activities, to the promotion and dissemination of Erasmus Mundus in general, and the IMSISS programme in particular, in their university and country of origin.
 
• contribute a paper or article on their research—arising from their visiting scholar fellowship activities—to EuropeNow (http://www.europenowjournal.org/)s and provide a testimonial report for the IMSISS consortium website.
 
In addition, scholars may be asked to act as CES named mentor to IMSISS collaborative dissertation placement students hosted by CES.
 
Priority will be given to applicants who wish to work on a joint research funding application/project or joint publication in collaboration with academic(s) within the IMSISS partner institutions and specifically at the host university where the fellowship will be carried out.
 
Applicants should identify relevant staff and outline proposed collaboration in the application.
 
A full list of IMSISS consortium partner institutions and associated staff is available at
https://www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/erasmusmundus/imsiss/theconsortium/.


 
 
Duration and Grant Value
 
For the 2017/2018 research period at DCU, successfully appointed scholars will normally spend 1-2 weeks between January 29th and April 21st, 2018.
 
The remuneration for visiting scholars will be determined by the consortium for each edition and will include all economy travel, accommodation and additional subsistence costs (to a specified value).
 
The 2017-2019 award will comprise actual travel (economy class) and accommodation costs plus a subsistence allowance of €250 per week.
The host university will provide office space and assistance with travel and accommodation arrangements.

 
How to apply
 
Please complete the application form and send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with copies of:
 
 
1. Curriculum Vitae (5-page maximum)
 
2. Selected Publications (3-page maximum)
 
3. Research Agenda (1-page maximum; fit with the long-term goal of IMSISS)
 
4. Cover letter highlighting how this visiting scholar fellowship will benefit both you and the IMSISS Consortium.
 

 


 


 

 

Herder-CES Fellowship




Herder-CES Fellowship for European Studies


The Herder-CES Fellowship for European Studies developed out of the inaugural Minorities, Diversities, Securities symposium of the Columbia-Marburg-Barcelona-Glasgow consortium. The symposium took place on September 28-29, 2017, at the Herder-Institute for the Historical Research on East and Central Europe, Marburg. 

CES and the partners mentioned above have initiated this bi-annual symposium after observing that the number of panels at past Europeanist conferences concerning Eastern European studies and, especially, involving scholars from Eastern Europe, still does not reflect the importance of that region for future European developments. 

As well, in the course of the Marburg symposium, one of the young research scholars from Eastern Europe will be awarded the new Herder-CES Fellowship. This fellowship comes with a fully financed research stay of one month at the Herder-Institute and Giessen University (Giessen, Hesse, Germany), and includes the necessary funding for participation in the International Conference of Europeanists held from March 28-30, 2018 in Chicago, USA.

With this symposium, and its exciting new fellowship program, we aim to develop theoretical impulses for European studies from that underrepresented angle.

Please find a link to the Minorities, Diversities, and Securities symposium program here.   


 

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