IES Jean Monnet EU Center of Excellence Grants

The Jean Monnet Center of Excellence call for proposals for faculty research and programming connected to the EU and EU institutions has been announced.

TopicResearch or programming connected to the EU (3 or more member states) and EU institutions

Allowable activitiesConferences, workshops, trainings; public events, speaker honoraria, graduate or undergraduate student research assistance; travel; lodging, equipment

BudgetFaculty may apply for up to $20K. Depending on funder approval and the overall size of the project pool, the granted amount may be lower than the requested amount.

Matching Funds Requirement: Only proposals with 50% matching funds can be accepted. Allowable matching funds are: university research funds; discretionary funds (including endowed chairs); other non-EU (private) funds.

Priority PartnersCollaborations between UCB faculty and scholars at other universities with Jean Monnet Centers of Excellence will receive a higher priority.

Timeline: for projects expected from September 1, 2021-August 31, 2024; Roll over of funds from year to year allowed

Deadline: Monday May 3, 2021 by 5pm

To submit a proposal for consideration, please send a 1/2 page narrative explaining the nature of your project, the time frame over which it will occur and the proposed budget as soon as possible to IES Associate Director Akasemi Newsome at akasemi@berkeley.edu. Be sure to specify the source and amount of matching funds for your project.


Selected Faculty Projects launched by the IES Jean Monnet EU Center of Excellence Grant (2018-2021):

  • Multiculturalism and Borders in the EU (Mark Bevir, Political Science)
  • Latitudinal Gradients in Global Biodiversity (Rosemary Gillespie, Environmental Science, Policy and Management)
  • Techfugee Project (Katerina Linos, Berkeley Law)
  • Anti-Corruption and Money Laundering in the EU and US (Stavros Gadinis, Berkeley Law)