EU Centers of Excellence


European Union Centers of Excellence in the United States: Call for Proposals for the 2014-2015 Period


DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: All applications must be submitted in English. Applications must be received by 5:00pm (US Eastern Standard Time) on May 12, 2014. Any application received later will be automatically rejected even if the delay is due to private courier service error. Electronic and hand-delivered proposal submissions will not be accepted.


We apologize that there were some technical difficulties on the teleconference on April 7th.  We will follow up with our teleconference provider, but at this point, we are afraid we cannot restart the call. 

As it states in the call for proposals, there is a functional mailbox, cc’d on this email to which you can send your questions.  Furthermore, we will post a FAQ section in our website.  We will periodically update the FAQ with questions we receive via email so that all can see the responses.

Again, we truly apologize for the inconvenience the interruption caused. We were somewhat surprised not to hear any more questions but did not know it happened until we all returned to our desks.    

Check the European Union Centers of Excellence Call for Proposals 2014-2015 for more information.

EU Centers of Excellence (EUCE) advance the study of the EU, the understanding of its institutions and policies and EU-US relations through teaching programs, scholarly research and outreach activities extended by the Centers to their local and regional communities.

We are inviting proposals from U.S. universities to host a European Union Center of Excellence (EUCE) during the 2014-15 period.  Since 1998, the European Union has been organizing competitions to support EUCEs at American universities with studies and programs devoted to the transatlantic relationship. The EU Centers program has helped create a foothold for EU studies in U.S. higher education and served as an information resource for a broad U.S. audience, thanks to its extensive outreach to regional audiences and the policy community. Centers are expected to implement high quality teaching, research, and regional outreach programs with EU and EU-U.S. themes.

Competitive proposals will include a mix of research, teaching, and outreach activities.  Individual Centers are also expected to participate in cooperative activities within the national EUCE network. Information on existing EUCE activities in the U.S. is available at


Current Grantees – EU Centers of Excellence

The network of ten EU Centers of Excellence, housed at major research universities, promotes the study of the European Union and EU-US relations through teaching programs, scholarly research and outreach activities. Learn more.