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University of Washington
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Western U.S. Graduate Research Workshop on the European Union

April 16-17, 2021

Online via Zoom

Hosted by the University of Washington's Jean Monnet Center of Excellence

The European Union Center at the University of Washington is pleased to announce and solicit applications for the Western U.S. Graduate Research Workshop on the European Union. Doctoral students are invited to present research proposals and work with faculty mentors and peers to fine tune their work in a supportive roundtable environment.

Applicants should submit a 250 word abstract of an E.U.-focused research proposal and C.V. through the below-linked form. Applicants must also note the current stage of their research and the name of their dissertation/thesis adviser. Upon acceptance, students should submit a developed 5-8 page version of their research proposal, which should identify their key question, their theory or approach, and a research strategy. 

Key Dates and Deadlines:

Application deadline: March 7, 2021
Acceptance notification: March 10, 2021
5-8 page Research Proposal submission deadline: April 7, 2021
The workshop advances two direct aims:

To provide a forum for US-based graduate students at the dissertation level to present research on the EU to an audience of knowledgeable, supportive, yet critical faculty and peers.
To provide methodological instruction to students in a way that is relevant to European Union-related work.
Workshop Participants:

Professors James Caporaso (University of Washington) and Joe Jupille (University of Colorado) will be responsible for conducting the workshop, which will be organized around and informed by the research problems and opportunities presented by the EU and European integration.

Graduate students selected to participate in the workshop will be expected to give a presentation of their research and participate in all planned workshop activities. Each paper will be critiqued by one of the workshop organizers and then discussed by the group as a whole. (Participants will also read each other's work before the workshop and be prepared with constructive comments at each session). Papers will be distributed to all workshop participants by April 9.