News & Vacancies

You can find here announcements from across the GEM-STONES Consortium, including available vacancies and funding, as well as Calls for Papers/Proposals. Like our Facebook Page or subscirbe to the GEM-STONES Newsletter to stay informed about the latest developments!

Please note: All 15 available fellowships have been awarded, and there will no Call for Applications for the Academic Year 2019-2020.


Manfredi Valeriani wins the first #HackForSDGs

[22-05-2019] During the International Cooperation Expo organised in Rome on 15th-17th May 2019, the FAO, the Future Food Institute and Prima Foundation organised the first ever hackathon for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). GEM-STONES fellow Manfredi Valeriani applied to participate together with Alumni of the summer school on sustainable development promoted by the Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development (ASviS), with an idea inspired by Luisa Guidotti’s story. During the different sessions of the hackathon the group was enlarged, and the contribution of the other members lead to the creation of the final idea: an online platform where people can share stories and best practices related to the SDGs to inspire others to take action. The idea lead the team (working under the framework of #SDG4) to victory together with other two teams. Among the other members of the team, Manfredi was awarded with a scholarship to take part in one of the summer schools organised by the Future Food Institute.

New Publication

[24-04-2019] An edited volume has been drafted in honour of GEM-STONES Supervisory Board President, Professor Mario Telò's (LUISS Guido Carli di Roma & ULB-IEE) research career. Published by Editions de l’Université de Bruxelles, ‘Rethinking the European Union and its Global Role from the 20th to the 21st Century. Liber Amicorum Mario Telò covers the scientific debates that Prof. Telò has been involved in during his career.

Contributors include, among others, GEM-STONES Lead Scientist Prof. Anne Weyembergh (ULB-IEE), GEM-STONES supervisors Prof. Ramona Coman (ULB-IEE), Prof. Jean-Michel De Waele (ULB); Prof. Nicolas Levrat (UNIGE), Prof. Leonardo Morlino (LUISS), as well as GEM-STONES Scientific Coordinator Mr. Frederik Ponjaert (ULB-IEE).

open vacancies & CALLS FOR PROPOSALS

Call for Proposals @GMF Workshop, BE

[29-05-2019] German Marshall Fund of the United States will organise a workshop on "The Cost of a Normless Europe" in Brussels on 16th-17th September 2019. The aim of the workshop is to bring together ongoing empirical and theoretical research to explore the processes whereby a normless Europe is of consequence and its implications for the EU as an international actor – be it ‘normative’ or ‘strategic’.

Some funding for travel and accommodation is available.

Proposal submission deadline: 17th June 2019 // More information here.

Assistant Professor @Univ. of Amsterdam, NL

[14-06-2019]  European Studies of the Faculty of Humanities has a vacancy for an Assistant professor of Political and Legal Governance of the EU. The successful candidate will be expected to provide teaching in the broad area of contemporary European studies in first-year introductory courses, advanced bachelor courses, and at the MA level. Applicants must hold a PhD degree in a pertinent discipline and demonstrable research and teaching experience in the broad area of political and legal governance of the EU

Applications close: 25th August 2019 // More information here

Call for Applications @ECIT Summer University, BE

[11-06-2019] ECIT Foundation will organise a two-day Summer University on European Citizenship, hosted at the Institute for European Studies of the ULB in Brussels on 2nd-3rd of September 2019. A limited amount of scholarships is available to cover part of the travel costs for overseas attendees to come to Brussels, in order to participate in the summer university and engage with policy-makers, activists and researchers. This fourth edition of the Summer University will focus on the European citizens’ agenda after the 2019 European elections

Applications on-going // More information here.

Researchers @Waseda University, JP

[26-04-2019] Waseda Institute for Advanced Study (WIAS) is currently recruiting researchers for the academic year 2020. WIAS seeks to recruit researchers who will undertake highly creative research projects that have the potential to identify issues for the future, and carve out new fields of study in the areas of the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences. Employment is expected to start on 1st April 2020.

Application deadline: 25th June 2019 // More information here

Call for Applications @UNU-CRIS Doctoral School, DE

[11-06-2019] United Nations University invites applications to join the 8th Doctoral School on Latin America, European and Comparative Regionalism, organised in Quito, Ecuador on 15th–19th of July 2019. The targeted public are (mainly) doctoral students from all social science sub-disciplines in various stages of their research projects dealing with Latin American, European or Comparative Regionalism. The Doctoral School seeks to establish a network of researchers dealing with regionalism, based at universities all over the Latin American continent and beyond.

Application deadline: 30th June 2019 // More information here.

Traineeship @GMF, BE

[17-04-2019] The German Marshall Fund of the United States, Brussels Office is accepting on a rolling basis Erasmus-funded traineeship applications to help with its programming activities. The successfull applicant must hold at least a Bachelor's degree, and be eligible for Erasmus + program funding provided by their universities, or other similar grants through their governments/national institutions. The trainee will work closely with senior GMF staff to provide research, logistical and administrative support.

More information here.



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Please note: All 15 available fellowships have been awarded, and there will be no Call for Applications for the Academic Year 2019-2020.

















































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