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COMMENTS 

The Dilemmas of European Decision-making and the Illegitimacy of the Fiscal Compact

EU decision-making assumes agreement at two levels: the national and the European. The dilemma highlighted by the crisis is how to make collective EU decisions acceptable not just to the 28 governments and MEPs but also to each of the peoples they represent. This problem cannot be resolved by either taking problematic decisions out of the political domain or confining them to decision-making purely at the EU level.
Prof Richard Bellamy
February 2014 More...

Starts: Feb 26, 2014 12:00:00 AM

From Sick Man of Europe to Economic Superstar

New research suggests that economic policy played no essential role in the dramatic resurgence of Germany’s economy, with important lessons for Europe.
Prof Christian Dustmann et.al.
February 2014 More...

Starts: Feb 5, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Horizon 2020 Launches! What Can We Expect?

After many months of plans, news and social media chatter, the EU’s new “Horizon 2020” programme for investing €70 billion* in science and innovation from 2014-2020, has launched. The first calls are now online and UCL plans to be at the forefront of participation.
Dr Michael Galsworthy
January 2014
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Starts: Jan 7, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Call for Proposals Out Now

26 September 2013

We are pleased to announce this year's grant schemes for UCL faculty and research students. Deadline: 18/10/2013.


CfP (faculty): Small Grants Scheme, 2013-14



The UCL European Institute invites applications from UCL staff to its Small Grants Scheme, which funds projects that lead to or support collaborative research-based projects on Europe or the European Union. Proposed projects may be formulated in response to current affairs or long-standing research questions and are ideally relevant to one of the Institute’s six themes. Proposals based on the collaboration between staff based in different UCL departments are particularly encouraged.

We particularly invite proposals that aim to either (or both):

  1. achieve research impact (through scholarly output, public engagement, influence on policy and practice, knowledge transfer or similar)
  2. prepare the ground for extended research projects (including grant applications).

Typical projects eligible for funding include:

  • hosting a research conference, a seminar, workshop, or symposium, where possible with a public element
  • public engagement activities and collaborations with external non-academic institutions
  • costs associated with a specific project, e.g. research assistant time (UCL HEFCE staff costs/salaries are not eligible)
  • costs associated with a pilot study or the preparation of an application for the funding of a major research project

Highlights of past projects funded under the Small Grants Scheme.

For details and to download the application form, click here.

Please return the completed form by 18 October 2013 to european.institute@ucl.ac.uk.

 

Call for Proposals (students): Junior Researchers Forum 2013-14



The UCL European Institute invites applications to its yearly funding scheme for groups of MA, PhD and/or post-doctoral students, who wish to explore common research interests related to Europe or the European Union, aim to develop new research output, or seek to raise the profile and impact of their research.

Proposed projects may be formulated in response to current affairs or long-standing research questions and are ideally relevant to one of the Institute’s six themes. Proposals, which count with lead applicants from at least two different departments at UCL, will be given priority.

Typical projects eligible for funding include:

  • organising a research conference, a seminar series, workshop(s), or a public panel discussion
  • convening a reading or discussion group
  • costs associated with working groups leading to written research output (publication, working paper, report)
  • costs associated with research activity (e.g. travel, interviews) leading to an event, feeding into a reading/discussion group or resulting in a co-authored publication
  • public engagement activities and collaborations with external non-academic institutions

Highlights of past projects funded under the Junior Research Forum Scheme.

For details and to download the application form, click here.

Please return the completed form by 18 October 2013 to european.institute@ucl.ac.uk.