Fellowships

SAE/CES PRE-DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIP
The Society for the Anthropology of Europe and the Council for European Studies jointly sponsor a pre-dissertation fellowship in anthropology.

Doctoral candidates in anthropology in any university that is a member of CES are eligible to apply (see list here). The fellowship supports short-term (two to three months) independent research in Europe for the purpose of testing the feasibility and research design of a projected doctoral dissertation in the social/cultural anthropology of contemporary Europe. The typical grantee is a second or third-year graduate student who has, or is close to, completing course work and/or Ph.D. qualifying exams, but who has neither fully formulated nor defended a dissertation prospectus.

The fellowship carries a stipend of $5,000. Funds may not be used for language courses or instruction at a European university, or to supplement a comparable or larger fellowship for research in Europe.

The next fellowship competition is announced through the CES Newsletter in late Fall and the deadline is January 15. Proposals will be reviewed by a committee appointed jointly by the Society for the Anthropology of Europe and the Council for European Studies. The grantee is expected to send a report to both organizations.

The current application, fellowship information, eligibility requirements, and FAQ can be found on the CES awards page: https://councilforeuropeanstudies.org/grants-and-awards/sae-ces

More Details:

Recipients of the SAE-CES Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship receive:

1) A $5,000 direct award designed to support a minimum of 8 weeks of field research in Europe, some of which may be used to support attendance at the Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association to celebrate receipt of the award

2) A one-time travel grant intended to support attendance and presentation at the Council’s International Conference of Europeanists;

3) An opportunity to publish an article on their research in Perspectives on Europe, the Council’s semi-annual journal in European Studies;

4) Access to a range of informational and cohort-building activities designed to promote professional networking and early career development among CES fellows, including seminars/webinars, special conference events, internships, etc.

Previous Awardees

2017
Burge Abiral (Johns Hopkins; Anthropology)
“Co-Existing with Pests and Weeds in the Anthropocene: The Ethics and Practice of Ecological Cultivation in Turkey.”

2016
Kieran Kelley (University of Chicago; Anthropology)
“Living with Drugs in the Republic of Ireland”

2015
Sarah French Brennan (Teachers College, Columbia University; Applied Anthropology)
“Intimate Nation: Sexuality and Asylum in the Netherlands.”

2014
Grace Gu (New York University; Anthropology)
“Work, Migration and Crisis in Spain: Evaluating the Eurozone economic model in cultural context.”

2013
Senem Kaptan (Rutgers University; Anthropology)
“The Making of Citizenship Through Law, Justice, and Victimhood in Turkey’s Anti-Coup Trials.”

2012
Laura LeVon, (SUNY Buffalo; Anthropology)
“Being Orange After the Troubles: Constructing and Commemorating Identity in the Aftermath of Violence.”

2011
Tyler Boersen, (New School for Social Research; Anthropology)
“Visible Labor: The Making of a Precarious Workers Movement in Greece.”

2010
Eddie L. Huffman, (University of North Carolina Chapel Hill; Anthropology)
“Take a Taxi Tour: Memory and Materiality in Post-Conflict Tourism in Belfast, Norther Ireland”

2009
Lindsey West, (University of North Carolina Chapel Hill; Anthropology)
Who Counts? Birth and Citizenship Experiences of Migrant Women in Geneva”