EU Conference: Deadline for proposals extended
The deadline for proposals to be included in the Conference 'Smart, Sustainable and Inclusive': Researching the EU from Australia and New Zealand has been extended to 10 May 2013. You are invited to submit an abstract of 350-400 words to Professor Bruce Wilson, Director, European Union Centre at RMIT, at email@example.com. Proposals for workshops or panel sessions will be welcome particularly. You will be advised whether your paper or workshop proposal has been accepted for the Conference by 20 May 2013.
Visiting scholarships in EUAP Hong Kong
The European Union Academic Programme Hong Kong (EUAP) is now inviting applications for: Visiting Scholarships at the postdoc level for research/teaching sojourns of four months duration (one semester) at EUAP institutions in Hong Kong (fall/winter term 2013, 2014, 2015). International Research Scholarships (PhD Scholarships). The call of application is now open until the position has been filled. Contact: Martin HO Programme Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Brendan Nelson joins Centre for European Studies as Distinguished Research Fellow
Former leader of the Liberal Party, the Hon. Dr Brendan Nelson has been appointed a Distinguished Research Fellow with the Centre for European Studies at ANU. ANU Acting Vice-Chancellor Margaret Harding said this honorary position provides the opportunity for distinguished people outside the University to participate in its education, research and policy engagement. “I am pleased to welcome Dr Brendan Nelson to the University,” she said. “Dr Nelson has had a diverse and successful career that has seen him as serve President of the Australian Medical Association, manage significant Federal Government portfolios during his time as a member of Cabinet, and more recently, strengthen Australia’s links with the European Union and NATO through his ambassadorial roles. ” “He will bring this wealth of experience and knowledge to ANU, and build on the University’s contribution to the development of public sector policy and debate.” Dr Nelson was Minister for Education, Science, and Training for five years, before becoming Minister for Defence in 2006, when troops were deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, East Timor and the Solomon Islands. He was leader of the Liberal Party of Australia from 2007 to 2008, and retired from politics in 2009 to take up a position as Australian Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg, the European Union and NATO. Dr Nelson recently commenced as Director of the Australian War Memorial in December 2012. The ANU Centre for European Studies Centre (ANUCES) is the leading EU Studies Centre in the country, and aims to promote interdisciplinary dialogue and generate collaborative research projects at home and abroad. ANUCES involves the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU College of Law, ANU College of Business and Economics, and ANU College of Asia and the Pacific. For further information about the ANU Centre for European Studies visit: http://ces.anu.edu.au For interviews: Jacqueline Lo, Director, Centre for European Studies – 0401 065 505 For media assistance: Erin Schrieber, 02 6125 4144
Call for Applications: Postdoctoral fellowships at the Research College "The Transformative Power of Europe"
Fellowships: 4 postdoctoral fellowships Date/duration: 12 month fellowships starting October 2013 Deadline for Applications: April 15, 2013 (successful candidates will be informed in early May 2013) The Research College (Kolleg-Forschergruppe) "The Transfomative Power of Europe. The European Union and the Diffusion of Ideas", directed by Profs. Tanja A. Börzel and Thomas Risse, advertises up to 4 postdoctoral fellows. We particularly encourage applications on projects located in the field of comparative regionalism. We are especially interested in the following topics: Regional cooperation and integration in Latin America, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East and the adaptation of and resistance to European institutional models and policies. Diffusion of institutions and policies from other parts of the world to Europe and the EU including historical perspectives. The fellows must have their PhD submitted by the fall of 2013 (September 30, 2013 at the latest). The duration of the fellowship is 12 months (October 1, 2013 - September 30, 2014) with an annual stipend of EUR 30.000 (including travel expenses). The following materials should be submitted: CV and list of publications; Proposal for a postdoctoral project; Transcripts of degrees and other relevant material; Two letters of reference.
New Briefing Papers from the ANUCES
Regional Trade Agreements and Regionalisation: Motivations and limits of a global phenomenon Gabriele Suder | April, 2013 | Volume 4 Number 1 For more information and to download the briefing paper, please click here. American and European Competing Strategies in Free Trade Agreements in the Asia Pacific Maria Garcia | April, 2013 | Volume 4 Number 2 For more information and to download the briefing paper, please click here.
New publication: Policing Cooperation Across Borders
CES associate, Dr Saskia Hufnagel, has just published her book Policing Cooperation Across Borders: Comparative Perspectives on Law Enforcement within the EU and Australia (Ashgate, 2013). For more information, please go to the Ashgate website.
Presidential Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad
On 17 March 2012, the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ireland, Mr. Eamon Gilmore, T.D., announced the Government’s decision to establish the Presidential Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad. The Award provides recognition by the Irish State for persons living abroad, primarily Irish citizens, those entitled to Irish citizenship and those of Irish descent, who have made a sustained and distinguished service to Ireland and/or Irish communities abroad. The Award will not be an honours system and will not confer any legal entitlements or benefits upon the recipients, including a right to Irish citizenship. Nominations for the Presidential Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad are now welcome. More information on the Award, inlcuding the eligibility criteria, is available here. For the PDSA nomination form, please click here.
Australian Bicentennial Scholarships & Fellowships award - 2013/14
Every year, the Menzies Centre for Australian Studies at King’s College London gives out the Annual Bicentennial Scholarship and Fellowship awards, to UK students wishing to undertake a period of research in Australia, or vice versa. The Australian Bicentennial Scholarships and Fellowships is a one-off award of up to £4,000 to enable UK postgraduate students or academic staff to undertake research/study in Australia for a minimum of 3 months. Also open to Australian postgraduate students/academic staff wishing to come to the UK. Applications for the 2013/14 award scheme are now open, until 19 April 2013. Further details are available on our ABSF webpages.
Marie Curie Actions: Commission invites bids for €227m in research grants
The European Commission would like to draw your attention to the latest Marie Curie fellowship calls under the Seventh Framework Programme for Research. In particular, we would like to highlight the following two types of fellowships open to non-European nationals: International Outgoing Fellowships (IOF) offer researchers the chance to acquire new knowledge in a high-level organisation outside Europe. As part of the grant agreement, the researchers have to return to Europe and share this knowledge. International Incoming Fellowships (IIF) enable researchers from outside Europe to be trained within a European institution. The application process runs until 14 August 2013. For more details please check the press release by the European Commisson.
Innovative R&D initiatives from across Europe spanning science, technology and manufacturing
From the farthest northern peaks in Scandinavia to the warm beaches of the Mediterranean, the EU Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) has touched innumerable areas of scientific and technological innovation in Europe. In recognition of the end of the funding initiative, International Innovation presents a diverse collection of FP7-funded projects that have informed, shaped and improved the research landscape of the continent, as well as new enterprises set to make waves in future. Read more...