The Council for European Studies invites eligible graduate students to apply for the 2016 CES Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowships. Each fellowship includes a minimum of $4,000 in direct funding, the opportunity to publish in Perspectives on Europe, a semi-annual journal of the Council for European Studies, and other professional development activities. Deadline is January 16, 2016.
CES Pre-Dissertation Fellowships fund two months’ travel to Europe to conduct the exploratory phase of a projected dissertation project in the social sciences or humanities which will require a subsequent stay in Europe. The program is intended to facilitate the transition from coursework to fieldwork, and to enable students to make rapid progress in refining their initial ideas into a feasible, interesting, and fundable doctoral project. Recipients are expected to use CES support to lay such research groundwork as determining the availability of archival materials, scouting possible field sites, testing research design, securing ties with relevant European scholars or institutions. Typically, they submit applications for dissertation research funding soon after completing CES-funded preliminary research.
Types of Fellowships:
The Council offers three Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowships:
General European Studies Fellowship for research in any aspect of European Studies (funded by CES)
Anthropology of Europe Fellowship for anthropological research (funded by the Society for the Anthropology of Europe and CES, this award includes a $5,000 direct stipend)
Harriman-CES Fellowship for Columbia University graduate students studying any aspect of Central and Eastern European Studies (funded by the Harriman Institute and CES)
For eligibility requirements and application materials, see https://councilforeuropeanstudies.org/grants-and-awards/pre-dissertation-research