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European Studies Undergraduate Paper Prize

European Studies First Article Prize call for nominations

The European Studies Undergraduate Paper Prize is designed to encourage interest in the field of European Studies by rewarding talented undergraduates who have conducted original research in the field. Thus, the European Studies Undergraduate Paper Prize is given for the best advanced research paper written in English on any subject in European Studies as part of an undergraduate university degree program.
Two prizes will be awarded in 2016, one for a paper in the Humanities and one for a paper in the Social Sciences. A multi-disciplinary selection committee appointed by the Council’s Executive Committee will choose the winners. Each prize winner will receive a check for $500, along with public recognition in the European Studies Newsletter and on the Council’s social media sites. In addition, those prize winners who are interested in attending the CES conference may request one conference registration waiver for any conference in the three years following their award.


Each nominated article must meet the following criteria:

  • be a paper written by an undergraduate student in the field of European Studies;
  • be written in English;
  • be the work of one author only;
  • be authored by a student of an institution that is a member of the CES Academic Consortium.

Nominations may be submitted by the author, an admiring faculty member or fellow student, and must be accompanied by a nomination form and digital copy of the nominated paper.  (Papers should be directly attached to the nomination form.)  Paper submissions will not be accepted. The nomination form will open on November 2, 2015.


Nominations will be accepted from November 2, 2015 until May 30, 2016. The winners will be announced in early November 2016.


Congratulations to Eric Falcon whose thesis "Why Are They Speaking with a Single Voice? Reconsidering Foreign Policy Coordination in the European Union " won the 2015 EU Program Best Thesis Award!


Former President of the European Commission to Join Princeton University
as WWS Visiting Professor and LISD Policy Fellow

The Honorable José Manuel Durao Barroso, former president of the European Commission, has been appointed the Frederick H. Schultz Class of 1951 Visiting Professor of International Economic Policy and a policy fellow of the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination (LISD) at Princeton University. This appointment in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs will begin Feb. 1, 2015.

While at Princeton, Barroso will teach at the Woodrow Wilson School, work with students and deliver public talks. He will also undertake special work within LISD on the European Union (EU) in international affairs, particularly in its relations with Russia, the United States and China.


The Princeton-Humboldt EUROFORT summer grants have been announced!

The recipients are Daniel Johnson '15, Ryan Azarrafyi '16, and Amanda Kennard (PhD candidate). Congratulations!



The EU Program Undergraduate Fellows conduct interviews with our speakers. 

Here Leo Michel, Distinguished Research Fellow at the Institute for National Strategic Studies, is interviewed by Amanda Tuninetti '11 on the issue of European defense and security policy.


The European Union Program at Princeton sponsors events and activities at Princeton University relating to the European Union and European politics generally. These include lectures and seminars by outside speakers, course development, research conferences, policy analysis, public commentary, visiting fellows, student activities, and informational outreach.

The EU Program was founded in 2004 and has been affiliated with the Princeton Institute on International and Regional Studies since 2012. Additional funding comes from the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at the Woodrow Wilson School. It welcomes opportunities for cooperation with other institutions inside and outside of Princeton University.