Call for Applications for EAAS Conference Participation Travel Grants for Junior Scholars at Romanian Public Universities
The U.S. Embassy in Romania has the pleasure to invite applications for travel grants for participation in the EAAS conference 20/20 Vision: Citizenship, Space, Renewal, which will take place in Warsaw, Poland, between May 1-3, 2020. The grants are in support of the professional development of junior scholars teaching American Studies content at public universities in Romania. Applications should be submitted by March 11, 2020 via e-mail only. Applications, as well as questions, should be addressed to [email protected]; please include EAAS American Studies Conference in the subject line. Please be advised that we will confirm receipt of each individual application.
Any application that does not include all required documents will not be considered. Finalists will be notified by April 10. Applicants may request funding to cover the costs of transportation and accommodation. The applications must include: the abstract of the accepted paper; the applicants’ academic resume; a list of publications; a brief description of the courses and workshops they teach on a regular basis; a statement of interest which must describe how the applicants will use this experience to enhance the content of their current courses, develop new ones based on their research, or otherwise disseminate it; and an itemized budget.
Criteria for grant award:
– Candidates are junior Romanian scholars and teach an American Studies- related course at a Romanian public university
– Candidates’ proposals (title and abstract) have already been accepted by the conference advisory board and the acceptance notification has been received
– Candidates explain how their research for the conference paper will have an impact on/ be incorporated in their teaching
– Candidates are willing to share portions of their papers via the U.S. Embassy’s Facebook page in the form of short videos available for viewing by the public
– Candidates’ proposals focus on one of the following topics, as listed in the EAAS call for papers: the evolution or devolution of the idea of a democratic citizen in American politics; citizenship and economy; citizenship and mobility; citizenship and slavery; citizenship and disability; citizenship and community; civil rights; space exploration; social media and internet space; rural vs. urban space; the idea of renewal – American culture/ discourse of rebirth, reawakening, and revolution (source: