United Nations and European Union Research - Where Global Governance is Taking Shape

The Center for United Nations Constitutional Research is now accepting applications for resident fellowships at our headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. CUNCR fellows will have the opportunity to devote time to a research project on a topic related to global governance, while working and living in the heart of Europe. Brussels is ideally situated for fellows to experience and be in close proximity to a supra-national state in the making, allowing access to open debates at the EU Parliament, EU officials, the European Union library, and reports published by the EU bodies. In addition, Brussels’ close proximity to London, Paris, Geneva, and The Hague renders all the academic and international organizations, and the UN institutions active in the region, easily accessible.

Fellows will spend up to three months producing a research paper as well as attending lectures and workshops organized by CUNCR and its partner organizations. Opportunities to visit international organizations in Brussels and The Hague, such as the European Parliament and International Criminal Court, will be arranged. 

CUNCR fellowships are open to individuals who have recently completed or are in the final stages of their doctorate; post-docs; and practitioners of international law; and have a strong academic or professional background related to international law, global governance, and the United Nations.

We are pleased to announce that a small number of fellowship positions will be fully sponsored for a full three-month period, through the Joseph E. Schwartzberg Workable World Trust Fellowship Program, and the John Sutter Fellowship Program. Top-quality candidates will therefore be able to participate as fellows with their living costs covered. 

Due to the limited number of fully sponsored spots available, candidates who are able to cover their own costs for the duration of the fellowship are also encouraged to apply. Candidates who are only interested in the fully sponsored fellowships should so indicate in their application. A limited number of 1-month resident fellowships are also available; for qualifications and fees please write to us. 

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and starting dates can be negotiated. Fellows are responsible for travel to and from Brussels. Letters of invitation for visa purpose can be made available on request. 

To apply, please send the following to info@cuncr.org:

  • CV
  • Description of area of interest
  • Writing sample

Research and Seminars

OPENING TO OMNILATERALISM Democratic governance for all, from local to global with stakeholders

European Union Sponsored, the European Development Days on 15-16 June 2021

15-16 June 2021

Omnilateralism CUNCR Intervention at Dr. Wolfgang Pape Roundtable with The Academic Council on the United Nations System ACUNS 24 June 2021

June 24, 2021

India’s Expiration Date for the UN Security Council—Rediscovered

How Democracy Survives The Crises of the Nation State

Who governs the world?

June 26, 2020

CUNCR's Upcoming Events at The European Paraliament

International Environmental Laws and Climate Change

Corfu & Epirus, Greece

22 July - 26 July, 2019

How to Assemble Parliamentary Assemblies Case Studies for Governments and Ngos

Brussels, Belgium

November 27-28 2018

Symposium on Security Council Reform

New York/San Francisco/Brussels

October 23-24 2018

Symposium on Regional and International Criminal Courts Against Transnational Organized Crimes

Buenos Aires, Argentina/Brussels, Belgium

Future Event

International Asylum and Refugee Laws

Brussels, Belgium

Future Event

Regionalism and Federalism


Future Event

Nuclear Disarmament The UN Charter and The NPT Regime: Fit for Purpose?

Tokyo, Japan/Brussels, Belgium

Future Event

International Space Law

San Francisco/USA

Future Event

Paris Peace Forum


November 11-13 2018

We know climate science and we know what needs to be done to end Climate Emergency. But who is in charge of the global governance of climate?

CUNCR at COY16 and COP26

Ukraine Crisis is First a UN Constitutional Crisis

UN Climate Change Conference of the Youth (COY 16)

Research and Seminars