Travel bursaries for Sussex doctoral researchers – all disciplines (deadline 24th Nov)

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Francois Duchene European Travel Bursaries

A bursary of up to £1000 for travel, accommodation, subsistence and research expenses for doctoral researchers at the University of Sussex in any discipline to:

  1. Pursue field work in continental Europe connected with their thesis on issues of European Integration broadly construed or,
  2. Contribute to a collaborative project in another European country and connected to their research – this could include working in a laboratory at a partner institution or taking part in a collaborative performance that contributes to your thesis. The Bursary scheme will be administered by Sussex European Institute (SEI).

How to apply

The application should be made electronically to by no later than 18.30 on 24 November 2011. Your application should include:

    1. a CV
    2. a one page description of your thesis topic
    3. a 500 word description of what you want to do with the bursary and why
    4. a proposed budget
    5. a recommendation from your main supervisor.

Results will be announced by 1 December 2011 and successful candidates will be expected to attend the AGM of the Sussex European Movement on 3 December 2011.

Eligible expenditure

Travel, accommodation, meals, research expenditure (photocopying, internet access when travelling, telephone calls, bench fees etc). The bursary will be disbursed against receipts and should be spent by 30 September 2012

Selection panel

The selection panel will be made up of one of the Co-Directors of the SEI and a nominee of the Sussex branch of the European Movement


Winners will be required to provide a short report of 500 words or less on how they used the Bursary and its impact on their research and to present it and their research to a to a meeting of the Sussex European Movement

Francois Duchene

Francois Duchene who died in 2006 was an administrator, a policy analyst, a journalist, an academic, a published poet and a keen musician and an enthusiast for a united Europe. He was present at the birth of modern integrated Europe as an assistant to Jean Monnet when Monnet was setting up the European Coal and Steel Community, a precursor to and an inspiration for the European Union as we know it today. He was founding director of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, professor of European studies and Director of the European Research Centre (the precursor of SEI) and finally emeritus professor in the University of Sussex. He was author of a hugely admired and influential biography of Jean Monnet. All of his life he was an enthusiastic member of the European Movement and the Sussex branch in particular. This bursary is set up with funding from Sussex European Institute, friends of Francois and from members of the Sussex branch of the European Movement.


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