EUNAP project promotes:

Research stays for PhD students

The project provides 3 grants per year for PhD students to carry out 1-2 month research stays in a partner institution different from the home university.

Potential candidates’ doctoral research has to deal with EU-Asia Pacific issues. They should be enrolled in a PhD programme in any discipline at the home university.

In December 2019, two PhD students from the University of Canterbury and one from the Wuhan University were selected.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, their research stays were postponed to the second semester of 2022.

In December 2020, two other PhD students from Wuhan University were awarded a grant. These two students carried out their research stays at the University of Deusto (UD) during the second semester of 2021 and the first semester of 2022. During their stay, they worked on their doctoral research at the Library of the UD, where they were provided with an office. They also had the chance to get immersed in the university life.

Research stays for visiting scholars

Senior and post-doctoral young researchers are encouraged to carry out 3-4 week research stays in partner institutions.

The objective of this action is to promote mutual knowledge and joint research and publications.

Submission of joint panels to EUSA-AP Conferences

EUNAP project welcomes joint panel submissions from researchers and teachers in partner institutions to the annual European Union Studies Association-Asia Pacific (EUSA-AP) Conference.

Joint panels are expected to deliver joint papers too.

The 2020 EUSA AP Conference to be held at the University of Canterbury (New Zealand) was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2021 EUSA AP Conference took place in Australia, at Melbourne Institute of Technology (MIT) in 28-29 June 2021. More information on the conference is available at

Professors Francesco Alicino (LUM University), Xiaotong Zhang (Wuhan University) and Beatriz Pérez de las Heras (University of Deusto) submitted the joint panel “Rethinking EU-Asia Pacific relationships in the (post) Covid-19 era”.