Request for Proposals: EUC Title VI National Resource Center 2022-2026



REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS | Deadline: October 1, 2021

The European Union Center (EU Center) at the University of Illinois invites Illinois faculty, departments and units to submit proposals in anticipation of a forthcoming broader institutional call for proposals in early 2022 from the US Department of Education Title VI area studies program.

As part of the EU Center’s larger and integrated proposal, the center is interested in funding initiatives from all fields of study that support research, teaching, and outreach activities that contribute to new ways of understanding Europe; the peoples, cultures, and languages that form Europe; the EU and the economic and scientific activities that take place there; and international affairs with a European dimension in time and space.

The funding period for this grant is expected to be August 15, 2022 - August 14, 2026. In past cycles, the Department of Education has awarded the EU Center up to $2 million to cover program expenses in support of research, teaching, outreach, and language fellowships and training. The center may be able to offer multiple grants to support faculty and unit projects, from small yearly grants to larger multi-year and more complex ones.

More information can be found on this webpage and on the EU Center’s application form.

Proposals must be received by October 1, 2021 for full consideration. Project leaders of applications selected for inclusion in the EU Center’s Title VI NRC proposals will be notified by no later than November 1, 2021.

For further guidance, questions, or exploratory conversations please contact Emanuel Rota, Director, EU Center ( or Jonathan Larson, Associate Director, EU Center (