CC/MSI Opportunities

The European Union Center (EUC) is committed to providing educational and professional opportunities to faculty at Community Colleges (CC) and Minority-Serving Institutions (MSI) in Illinois. Please explore the following links for current opportunities and application instructions. We are happy to answer any questions at

Signature opportunities:

  • Grant Applications
    • The University of Illinois (UI) is pleased to offer funding for professional/educational travel, course development, and events related to European Union studies for faculty at CCs/MSIs. These funds are available through the EUC's Department of Education Title VI grant. Please visit the Faculty Funding page for application instructions and examples of past grants.
  • Summer Curriculum Workshop
    • This workshop is hosted by the EUC every summer for both K-12 teachers and community college faculty. The workshop is free to attend and features topics supporting coursework in foreign language, world & US history, economics, politics, and more. You can find further details about this year's workshop, as well as application instructions, on the Curriculum Workshop page.
  • Brussels Study Tour
    • The Brussels Study Tour is a five-day funded trip to Brussels, Belgium aimed at providing participants with the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge and experiences to further their understanding of Europe and the European Union. The EU Center will select 1-2 participants through a competitive application process and cover participants’ airfare, six nights double (shared) occupancy in a four-star hotel located in the EU Quarter, a per diem for meals, and administrative fees up to a total of $2,250. For examples of tour opportunities, please see the 2019 itinerary. The application for the 2021 Brussels Study Tour will be made available in fall 2020.