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Thursday, November 19, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Shannon K. Larson
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The Council for European Studies (CES) invites eligible graduate students to apply for its 2016 CES Pre-Dissertation Research Fellow­ships. Each fellowship includes a $4,000 stipend, travel support for attending and presenting at the International Conference of Euro­peanists, and the opportunity to publish in Perspectives on Europe, a semi-annual journal of the Council for European Studies.

Eligibility: CES Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowships are intended to fund fellows’ first research project in Europe. Those who have already engaged in extensive field work in Europe are not eligible. Likewise, applicants must be in the early, exploratory stage of their research. All application materials due by January 16, 2016.

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CES is also accepting applications from eligible graduate students to apply for the 2016 Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowships. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, each fellowship includes a $25,000 stipend as well as assistance in securing reimbursements or waivers for up to $3500 in eligible health insurance and candidacy fees. Winners of the Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowships are also expected to participate in a number of professional development activities organized by the Council for European Studies for the benefit of its fellows and designed to support early career development.

Eligibility: Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowships are intended to facilitate the timely completion of the doctoral degree by late-stage graduate students focused on topics in European Studies. To be eligible for the award each applicant:

  • Must be ABD and have no more than one full year of dissertation work remaining at the start of the fellowship year as certified by his or her dissertation advisor;
  • Must have exhausted the dissertation completion funding normally provided by his or her academic department or university;
  • Must be working on a topic within or substantially overlapping European Studies;
  • Must be enrolled in an institution that is a member of the CES Academic Consortium (a full list of Academic Consortium member institution is provided on the CES website).

All application materials are due by January 26, 2016.

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