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Other Funding Opportunities for Current Graduate Students

Although CEES does not adminster the following funding opportunities, we post them on our website to assist graduate students interested in European and Eurasian Studies.

 

External Resources for Current/Prospective Graduate Students/Working on Dissertation

Many listed awards are not offered annually and although we try to reflect updates as they are brought to our attention, it is better to contact the organization directly before applying.

Directed towards particular European/Eurasian country or language (including travel opportunities)

Austria

Institute of European Studies, UC Berkeley Pre-Dissertation and Dissertation Fellowships

Competition for 1-3 month Pre-Dissertation and Dissertation research grants for graduate students in the social sciences whose work focuses on political economy, broadly defined. $3000 $5000 grant for duration of the visit. Applicants must be registered UC students. Deadline: February.

Contact:
http://ies.berkeley.edu/grants/berk-austria.html

 

Czech Republic

European Summer Institute 2008 on the Future of Europe: Lobbying in Brussels

The European Summer Institute 2008 is a ten-day academic program from July 17 - 26 designed to bring together 30 undergraduate and graduate students of various nationalities and academic backgrounds from the USA, Eastern and Western Europe to enjoy their summer holidays in the unique academic and cultural environment. Must be a currently enrolled student. Early Bird Application Deadline: May 19, 2008. Final Deadline: May 30, 2008

Contact:

France

CHATEAUBRIAND SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR THE HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCES

Approximately 15 scholarships for doctoral research in France in association with a French research institution or archive. Scholarships provide 9 months of support. Monthly stipend of 1,300 Euros plus health insurance and travel expenses. Open to the humanities, social sciences, arts and architecture and theater, film and TV. Must be working on doctoral dissertation and currently enrolled in a PhD program. Open only to U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Must have sufficient proficiency in written and spoke French to carry out research. Deadline: December.

Contact:
French Embassy
Bourse Chateaubriand/ SCAC
4101 Reservior Road, NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 944-6438
rim.rouached@diplomatie.gouv.fr
www.france-science.org/chateaubriand-culturel_2005/fellow-intro.htm

PHI BETA KAPPA - MARY ISABEL SIBLEY FELLOWSHIP

For study of French language or literature (awarded even numbered years); or Greek language, literature, history, and archaeology (awarded odd numbered years). Stipend of $20,000 for one academic year. Unmarried women 25-35 years old who have a PhD or have fulfilled all the requirements except for the dissertation. Must demonstrate ability to conduct original research.
Deadline: January.

Contact:
The Mary Isabel Sibley Fellowship Committee
The Phi Beta Kappa Society
1606 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 265-3808
awards@pbk.org
http://staging.pbk.org/infoview/PBK_InfoView.aspx?t=&id=28

 

Germany

ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT FOUNDATION

Ten scholarships are awarded for a stay of one year in Germany for professional development, study, or research. Monthly stipends range from $2,546 to $4,456. Special allowances are available for accompanying family members, travel expenses and German language instruction. All academic levels. Must be a U.S. citizen. Applicants must have completed a bachelor's degree prior to commencement of the scholarship and must not have celebrated their 35th birthday by 9/1/06. Applicants are expected to have established contact with a mentor in Germany who agrees to provide professional and/or scholarly assistance. Before beginning the program scholars are expected to make an earnest effort to acquire German language skills.
Deadline: October.

Contact:
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
U.S. Liaison Office
1012 14th Street NW, Suite 1015
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 783-1907
info@americanfriends-of-avh.org
www.humboldt-foundation.de/en/programme/stip_sonst/buka.htm

(DAAD) GERMAN ACADEMIC EXCHANGE SERVICE - GERMAN STUDIES RESEARCH GRANTS

Five German Studies Research Grants are offered to current undergraduate and graduate students in the humanities or social sciences who are nominated by their department/program chair. The grant may be used for short-term research (one to two months) in either North America or Germany. The program is designed to encourage research and promote the study of cultural, political, historical, economic, and social aspects of modern and contemporary German affairs from an inter- and multidisciplinary perspective. Awards of $1,500 to $2,500. Must be a U.S. citizen. Must have completed two years of college level German language studies and be younger than 32 at the start of the grant period.
Deadlines: May and November.

Contact:
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
DAAD New York Office
871 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017
(415) 986-2021
mancini@daad.org
www.daad.org

DAAD - GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP FOR STUDY/RESEARCH IN GERMANY

Study Scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors and graduate students of all disciplines to provide the opportunity to study in Germany, or complete a postgraduate or Master's degree course and obtain a degree from a German higher education institution. Research Grants are awarded primarily to highly qualified PhD candidates and post-doc researchers for research or a course of study and training at universities or other institutes in Germany. Monthly stipend of approximately $600. In addition, DAAD will pay for health insurance and travel costs. Applicants should be US or Canadian citizens. Foreign nationals should contact DAAD New York before applying to determine their eligibility status. Graduate students should be enrolled full-time, PhD candidates should have all but the dissertation completed, and post-doctoral applicants must have completed their PhD no more than two years prior to applying. Applications should be submitted to Jerry Kong 2 weeks before the actual deadline.
Deadline: November.

Contact:
Jerry Kong
Graduate Outreach, Diversity, & Fellowships
1252 Murphy Hall
Box 951419
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1419
(310) 206-8743
jkong@gdnet.ucla.edu
www.daad.org/
Application form also available in 1252 Murphy Hall.

DAAD - GERMAN BUNDESTAG INTERNSHIP

Several graduate internships of 2 months for qualified graduate students in the German parliament, the Bundestag. Interns will be place with individual members of the Bundestag and their offices. 1,100 Euro per month (approximately $1,400 per month). Fields of study limited to humanities, social sciences, public affairs and school of law, particularly political science, international relations, law, history, economics and German. Open only to U.S. citizens or permanent residents and Canadian citizens or permanent residents. Must be younger than 32 at the start of the internship.
Deadline: November.

Contact:
DAAD New York
871 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017
(212) 758-3223
schenkl@daad.org
www.daad.org

DAAD - HOCHSCHULSOMMERKURSE

Program supports students attending German studies and language courses at various German universities, for 3 to 4 weeks, during the summer. Scholarships of approximately 770 plus fees, partial living expenses, and travel subsidy. Must be a prospective/current graduate student. Open to U.S. citizens or residents and Canadian citizens or permanent residents. Open to juniors, seniors, and graduate students enrolled full-time. Must have completed two years of college level German at the time of application and be between 18 and 32 years of age. Deadline: January.

Contact:
German Academic Exchange Services (DAAD)
DAAD New York Office
871 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017
(212) 758-3223
mancini@daad.org
www.daad.org/page/47438/

DAAD - INTENSIVE LANGUAGE COURSES IN GERMANY

Grants are offered to graduate students to attend 8-week intensive language courses at leading institutes in Germany. Extensive descriptions of the institutes, their teaching philosophies, course content, as well as course dates are available on the website of each institute: Goethe-Institute, S+W speak+write, did deutsch-institut, Carl-Duisburg-Centeren, and INterDaF Leipzig. A stipend of 2,650 to cover tuition and fees, room and partial board. Open to all fields. Not open to English, German, and any other modern languages or literatures. Open to U.S. citizens or residents and Canadian citizens or permanent residents. Open to graduate students enrolled full time. Must have completed 3 semesters of college-level German at the time of application and be between 18 and 32 years of age.
Deadline: January.

Contact:
German Academic Exchange Services (DAAD)
DAAD New York Office
871 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017
(212) 758-3223
mancini@daad.org
www.daad.org

DAAD - SUMMER LANGUAGE COURSE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LEIPZIG

This eight-week program consists of an intensive language course as well as excursions to different parts of the city and region. Scholarships cover fees, excursions, room and partial board. Open to all fields. Not open to English, German, and any other modern languages or literatures. Open to U.S. citizens or residents and Canadian citizens or permanent residents. Open to juniors, seniors, and graduate students enrolled full-time. Must have completed 3 semesters of college-level German at the time of application.
Deadline: January.

Contact:
German Academic Exchange Services (DAAD)
DAAD New York Office
950 Third Avenue, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10022
(212) 758-3223
daadny@daad.org
www.daad.org

FRIEDRICH EBERT FOUNDATION - PRE-DISSERTATION/ADVANCED GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS

About five 5-12 month fellowships are offered to provide advanced graduates with an opportunity for study and research in Germany. The expected outcome is the development of a dissertation proposal or the completion of a specific research topic. Includes monthly stipends of EU 588 plus air fare, health insurance, and tuition. Limited to study of economics, history, political science and sociology. Open only to U.S. citizens. Open to students in doctoral programs with 2 years of study completed. Should have sufficient knowledge of German.
Deadline: February.

Contact
Friedrich-Ebert Foundation
823 United Nations PlazaSuite 711
New York, NY 10017
(212) 687-0208
fesny@fesny.org
www.fesny.org

GERMAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION - BERLIN PROGRAM FOR ADVANCED GERMAN AND EUROPEAN STUDIES

Up to twelve 10 12 month dissertation and postdoctoral fellowships to encourage comparative and interdisciplinary study of economic, political, and social aspects of modern and contemporary German and European affairs. Stipends are EUR 1100 per month for fellows working on dissertation and EUR 1400 per month for fellows working on postdoctoral research. In addition, fellows receive EUR 130 per month for each accompanying child and EUR 130 per month for spouse. Disciplines should focus on social sciences or public affairs and specifically comparative and interdisciplinary fields that study the political, social and economic aspects of German and European affairs. Open to U.S. citizen or residents and Canadian citizens or permanent residents. Dissertation applicants must have completed all course work and exams. Postdoctoral applicants must have received a PhD within the last 2 years.
Deadline: December.

Contact:
Germany Studies Association
340 E.15th Street
Tempe, AZ 85281
480-966-2245
bprogram@zedat.fu-berlin.de
userpage.fu-berlin.de/~bprogram/


LEO BAECK INSTITUTE/DAAD FELLOWSHIP

Two fellowships in New York or one six-month or two three-month graduate fellowships are available for research in Germany for doctoral dissertation or postdoctoral research on the social, communal, or intellectual history of German-speaking Jewry. Stipend of $2,000 for fellowships in New York and a monthly stipend of up to EUR 975.00 available for fellowships in Germany. Must be working on doctoral dissertation or be a postdoctoral scholar. Open to doctoral students and recent postdoctoral scholars affiliated with an accredited American institution of higher education. Postdoctoral scholars are expected to produce a manuscript or book on their research.
Deadline: November.

Contact:
Leo Baeck Institute
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011-6301
(212) 744-6400
fmecklenburg@lbi.cjh.org.
www.lbi.org/daad.html

LEO BAECK INSTITUTE - FRITZ HALBERS FELLOWSHIP

One or more fellowships to assist graduate students in doctoral programs, with projects related to the culture and history of German-speaking Jewry. Stipend of up to $3,000. Must be enrolled in a doctoral program at an accredited institution of higher education.
Deadline: November.

Contact:
Leo Baeck Institute
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011
(212) 744-6400
lbaeck@lbi.cjh.org.
www.lbi.org/halbers.html

ROBERT BOSCH FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

Up to twenty internships in the Federal Republic of Germany working in high level executive government and commerce positions. Internships last 9 months. Include stipends of EUR 1,800 per month plus travel expenses and health insurance. Married students with spouses accompanying them may be entitled to a supplement. Candidates are competitively chosen from the fields of business administration, economics journalism and mass communications, law, political science and public affairs/public policy. Open only to U.S. citizens. German fluency required at start of program. Applicant must have a graduate degree or be at graduate level training in any of the six major fields. Applicants must also be between the ages of 23 and 34 at the time of application.
Deadline: October.

Contact:
CDS International, Inc.
U.S. Representative for
The Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program
871 United Nations Plaza, 15th Floor
(First Avenue at 49th Street)
New York, NY 10017-1814
(212) 497-3500
bosch@cdsintl.org
www.cdsintl.org/fromusa/bosch.htm

 

Great Britain

BRITISH COUNCIL MARSHALL SCHOLARSHIPS

At least 40 scholarships for two years of study leading to the award of a British university degree. Can attend any university in the United Kingdom. Must be endorsed by UCLA. Award covers university fees, cost of living expenses, annual book grant, thesis grant, research and daily travel grants, fares to and from the United States. Open only to U.S. citizens. Must hold a first degree (at the time they take up their Scholarship) from an accredited four-year college or university in the United States with a minimum GPA of 3.7. To qualify for awards tenable from October 2008, candidates must have graduated from their undergraduate college or university after April 2005. Student must apply through Alison Snyder in A311 Murphy Hall by campus deadline.
Campus deadline: September.
Official Application Deadline: October.

Contact:
British Consulate-General
11766 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1200
Los Angeles, CA 90025-6538

UCLA Contact::
Alison Snyder,
A311 Murphy Hall
(310) 996-3028
Losangeles@marshallscholarship.org
www.marshallscholarship.org/


NORTH AMERICAN CONFERENCE ON BRITISH STUDIES (NACBS) - NACBS DISSERTATION YEAR FELLOWSHIP

The fellowship supports dissertation research in the British Isles on any topic of British (including Scottish, Irish and Imperial) history or British studies. The awardee must conduct full-time research in the British Isles for a period of at least six months. Maximum stipend of $6,000 for recipient and $2,000 for runner-up. Open primarily to the field of British history or studies. Open to U.S. or Canadian citizens. Must be enrolled in a PhD program in a United States or Canadian institution. At time of application, must have completed all degree requirements except the dissertation. Must be nominated by a department advisor.
Deadline: March

Contact:
Professor Nadja Durbach (chair)
University of Utah
318 Carlson Hall
380 S. 1400 East, Room 00211
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112
n.durbach@utah.edu
www.nacbs.org/awa.html

RHODES SCHOLARSHIP

Funding for U.S. citizens to study for up to three years at Oxford University in England. Applicants must be unmarried, under 24 years of age, and able to complete the bachelor's degree before entering Oxford. Applicants with significant extracurricular activities and high GPA are preferred. Institutional nomination required.

Contact
www.rhodesscholar.org

 

Greece

PHI BETA KAPPA - MARY ISABEL SIBLEY FELLOWSHIP

For study of French language or literature (awarded even numbered years); or Greek language, literature, history, and archaeology (awarded odd numbered years). Stipend of $20,000 for one academic year. Unmarried women 25-35 years old who have a PhD or have fulfilled all the requirements except for the dissertation. Must demonstrate ability to conduct original research.
Deadline: January.

Contact:
The Mary Isabel Sibley Fellowship Committee
The Phi Beta Kappa Society
1606 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 265-3808
awards@pbk.org
staging.pbk.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Sibley_Fellowship

 

Ireland

GEORGE J. MITCHELL SCHOLARSHIP

Approximately 12 scholarships are awarded yearly for students interested in pursuing graduate study in Ireland for one year. Applicant must be nominated by UCLA. Scholarship provides tuition and housing for one year along with international travel and a living expenses stipend. Open only to U.S. citizens. Must hold a bachelor's degree and demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and leadership. Must be at least 18 but not yet 30 by the time the fellowship commences. Must contact Alison Snyder at UCLA before deadline to be considered for the scholarship.
Deadline: October.

Contact:
The US-Ireland Alliance
George J. Mitchell Scholarships
2800 Clarendon Blvd, #502
Arlington, VA 22201

UCLA Contact::
Alison Snyder
A311 Murphy Hall
(310)825-1553
(703)841-5843
dellp@us-irelandalliance.org
www.us-irelandalliance.org/scholarships.html

 

Italy

AMERICAN ACADEMY IN ROME - ROME PRIZE FELLOWSHIPS

Fifteen 6 month 2 year fellowships for advanced research and creative work in Rome in the fine arts and humanities. Awards include room, board, travel, and work space at the Academy and range from $12,000 to $24,000. Open to the following fields: art history, archaeology, architecture, classical studies, conservation, graphic design, literature, modern Italian studies, musical composition, post-classical humanistic studies, urban design and planning, and visual arts. Must be postdoctoral scholar or working on doctoral dissertation. Open only to U.S. citizens. Fine Arts Fields: Must have a BA degree and professional experience. Awards are not open to full-time students. Humanities Fields: Awards are for dissertation or postdoctoral research only. Application fee is $25 if applying in 1 field.
Deadline: November.

Contact:
American Academy in Rome
att: Programs Department
7 East 60 Street
New York, NY 10022-100
(212) 751-7200
info@aarome.org
www.aarome.org/

 

Scandinavia

AMERICAN-SCANDINAVIAN FOUNDATION - AWARDS FOR STUDY IN SCANDINAVIA

Grants of $4,000or fellowships of up to $20,000 for up to one year for advanced study and research in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Open only to U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Open to postdoctoral scholars and graduate students doing dissertation-related study or research. Must have some language competence and confirmed evidence of local affiliation. Application fee is $20.
Deadline: November.

Contact:
The American-Scandinavian Foundation
58 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016
(212) 879-9779
grants@amscan.org
www.amscan.org

Finnish Studies Scholarship,
HELEN S. BLAIR MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Scholarship for study of Finnish language, Finish culture and/or Finnish studies. Awards up to $2000. Must be a full-time student; Have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale; Aspire to a degree which includes a minimum of 12 semester hours in the Finnish language, Finnish culture and/or Finnish studies. Applications may also be submitted for accredited study abroad assistance programs.
Deadline: April.

Contact:
Submit the accompanying application form with attachments.
http://ies.berkeley.edu/grants/files/BlairFinnishStudiesApplication.doc

LEIFUR EIRIKSSON FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Several awards offered for graduate research or study at universities in Iceland. Awards are for one year, but extensions will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Award of up to $25,000. Must be admitted to a graduate program at an accredited institution in the US, have a well defined research project that necessitates an exchange to the host country, and have English language proficiency.
Deadline: December.

Contact:
The Leifur Eiriksson Foundation
c/o The University of Virginia
P.O. Box 400128
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4218
(434) 982-4848
torg@virginia.edu
www.leifureirikssonfoundation.org/scholarship.php

 

Scotland

CLAN MACBEAN FOUNDATION GRANT PROGRAM

Scholarship to provide financial assistance for projects or research related to Scottish culture. Award of up to $5,000. Must be a high school graduate. Trustees of the MacBean Foundation, their spouses, or their children are not eligible for grant funds

Contact:
The Clan MacBean Foundation
441 Wadsworth Blvd., Suite 213
Denver, CO 80226

 

Switzerland

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA, CENTER FOR RUSSIAN AND EASTERN EUROPEAN STUDIES ALBERT GALLATIN FELLOWSHIPS IN INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

One fellowship for up to nine months offered to encourage the study of international affairs. Fellowship enables the outstanding scholar to pursue dissertation research at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. Stipend of $20,000 per academic year plus travel expenses. Open only to U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Open to graduate students pursuing doctoral dissertation research related to international relations. Courses are taught in English and French.
Deadline: March

Contact:
Allen Lynch, Director
Center for Russian and Eastern European Studies
University of Virginia
P.O. Box 400167
Charlottesville, VA, 22904-4167
(434) 924-3033
al4u@virginia.edu
www.virginia.edu/crees/

 

Turkey

AMERICAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE IN TURKEY (ARIT) - FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS

A nonprofit educational exchange institution that supports and administers several United States-based and Turkey-based fellowship programs for scholarly research in all fields of the humanities and social sciences, and language study. Programs include the Samuel H. Kress/ARIT Graduate Fellowships in Archaeology and the History of Art and the Bonzaii University Summer Language Program in Advanced Turkish Language. For more information visit the ARIT Website.

Contact:
American Research Institute in Turkey
University of Pennsylvania Museum
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6324
(215) 898-3474
Nancy Leinwand, administrator
leinwand@sas.upenn.edu
http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT/

 

Miscellaneous Travel

BENJAMIN A. GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Study abroad scholarships of up to $5,000 (four weeks to one academic year) for undergraduates in good academic standing who are U.S. citizens. For further information on eligibility, deadlines, and application instructions go to their website.

Contact:
www.iie.org/gilman
gilman@iie.org
(713) 621-6300 ext. 25.

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY - COUNCIL FOR EUROPEAN STUDIES FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

18 two-month fellowships offered to encourage research projects in Europe. Fellowship enables the outstanding scholar to pursue dissertation research abroad, participate at the Council for European Studies International Conference, and publish research reports in the Council's journal. $4,000 stipend and CES conference expenses. Applicants must be in the exploratory, or early stage of their research, and have completed all, or the majority, of their doctoral coursework. In addition, applicant must be a student at a participating Council for European Studies member university.
Deadline: February.

Contact:
Council for European Studies
Columbia University
420 West 118th Street, MC 3310
New York, NY 10027
(212) 854-4172
ces@columbia.edu

http://councilforeuropeanstudies.org

COUNCIL OF AMERICAN OVERSEAS RESEARCH CENTER FELLOWSHIPS FOR ADVANCED MULTI-COUNTRY RESEARCH

Ten awards will be given to scholars who wish to carry out research on broad questions of multi-country significance. Tenure must be of at least 3 months duration. Award is a stipend of up to $9,000. Doctoral candidates who have completed all PhD requirements with the exception of the dissertation, and established postdoctoral scholars. Preference will be given to candidates examining comparative and/or cross-cultural questions requiring research in two or more countries.
Deadline: January.

Contact:
Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC)
Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program
P.O. Box 37012, MRC 178
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
(202) 633-1599
fellowships@caorc.org
www.caorc.org/

IES & CGES (General) - Predissertation Fellowships

Fellowships for short-term (two to three months) predissertation research in Europe during summer/fall 2008 for graduate students working on modern European topics and enrolled at any UC campus. Fellowships amount to $3000 each. The Center is unable to support pre-dissertation projects that are purely literary, philosophical, or theoretical in character. It also cannot support projects in early modern history outside the Central European field or those that deal exclusively with Russian history. Applicants should be in the process of preparing their dissertation proposals, and there should be a gap of at least one semester or two quarters between the completion of their pre-dissertation fellowship and the beginning of their field work abroad.
Deadline: February.

Contact:
Institute of European Studies
Attn: Predissertation Fellowships
207 Moses Hall #2316
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-2316
(510) 643-5777
ies@berkeley.edu
ies.berkeley.edu/grants/#cgespredis

INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION (IIE) - PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FELLOWSHIPS

Supports graduate students and recent postgraduates in professional, policy, and public administration related fields who want to develop a specialized knowledge of southeastern Europe and the Independent States of the former Soviet Union. Grants are for 3 to 7 months. Provides travel expenses, monthly stipend, allowances for books, travel in the host country, and insurance. Disciplines limited social sciences, education and information, management, public affairs, public health and law. Open only to U.S. citizens. Must have completed at least one year of study in a graduate or professional program, or have graduated within the last 5 years. Applicants are expected to have knowledge of the host country language sufficient to carry out the proposed project.
Deadline: March.

Contact:
U.S. Student Programs
Professional Development Fellowships
Institute of International Education
809 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017-3580
(212) 984-5326
pdfnis@iie.org
www.iie.org

IIE - David L. Boren Graduate Fellowship

Supports graduate students who wish to add an international component to their studies. Fellows can pursue the study of languages, cultures, and regions of the world outside of Western Europe, Australia, Canada and New Zealand. Up to $30,000, varies by program. Open only to U.S. citizens. The NSEP service requirement stipulates that an award recipient work in the federal government in a position with national security responsibilities. The Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, State, or any element of the Intelligence Community are priority agencies. If an award recipient demonstrates to NSEP that no appropriate position is available in one of these agencies after making a full and good faith effort in accordance with conditions established by NSEP, the award recipient must seek a position with national security responsibilities in any federal department or agency. Approval of service outside of a priority agency is contingent upon satisfactory demonstration of a full and good faith effort in accordance with conditions established by NSEP.
Deadline: January.

Contact:
Application available online
http://www.iie.org/programs/nsep/graduate/default.htm

IREX - INDIVIDUAL ADVANCED RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES PROGRAM

Approximately 20-25 awards are available for advanced research in Europe, Eurasia, or Cross-Regional countries for periods up to 9 months. Competitive stipends and benefits offered to all fellows. $600- monthly stipend for graduate students. $50,000 annual salary for postdoctoral scholars and holders of professional degrees. Open only to U.S. citizens or permanent residents. A command of the language of the host country sufficient for research is required. Applicants must hold a PhD or other terminal degree, or be enrolled in a master's or doctoral program.
Deadline: November.

Contact:
IREX
ATTN: IARO Application
2121 K Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 628-8188
iaro@irex.org
www.irex.org/programs/grants.asp

IREX SHORT-TERM TRAVEL GRANTS

Grants for scholarly projects focusing on Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Support is available for up to two months for individuals who do not require administrative support from IREX. Check with IREX for deadlines.

Contact:
IREX
2121 K Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 628-8188
iaro@irex.org
www.irex.org/programs/grants.asp

IREX RUSSIAN U.S. YOUNG LEADERSHIP FELLOWS FOR PUBLIC SERVICE PROGRAM

One-year exchange fellowships for non-degree, graduate-level academic programs in the field of Russian area studies, including course work in conflict resolution, economics, government studies, history, international relations, and political science at universities throughout the Russian Federation. The program also includes a community service component and a professional internship. Check with IREX for deadlines.

Contact:
IREX
2121 K Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 628-8188
iaro@irex.org
www.irex.org/programs/grants.asp

IREX SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES NETWORK

The Social Sciences and Humanities Network supports the ongoing stabilization and development of higher education in Russia, Ukraine, and the Caucasus through individual targeted exchanges, institutional partnerships, and information dissemination projects. All three components of the program actively encourage partnership and participation from American scholars and institutions. Check with IREX for deadlines.

Contact:
IREX
2121 K Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 628-8188
iaro@irex.org
www.irex.org/programs/grants.asp

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION - GRANTS FOR IMPROVING DOCTORAL DISSERTATION RESEARCH

Provides up to 24 months of support for dissertation field research in any country. See website for relevant division information. Stipends and deadlines vary by program. Must be working on dissertation.

Contact: Applications available online: www.nsf.gov

ROTARY FOUNDATION ACADEMIC-YEAR AMBASSADORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Academic-Year Ambassadorial Scholarship supports students who wish to continue their studies abroad for an academic year. Award provides airfare and stipend of up to $25,000. All awards are tenable only in countries where Rotary Clubs exist. Must be U.S. citizens. Foreign nationals can apply to Rotary Clubs in their home countries. Must be over 18 and have 2 years of university work completed. May be married. Can not be studying in host country at time of application. Academic Ambassador: must know language of host country. Must be a prospective/current graduate student.
Deadline: March - for Westwood Village Rotary Club.

Contact:
The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International
One Rotary Center
1560 Sherman Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201

UCLA Contact::
EXPO Center,
109 Kerckhoff

ROTARY FOUNDATION CULTURAL AMBASSADORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarship is for students who wish to improve their foreign language skills through intensive language training and cultural immersion. Awarded for 3 or 6 months, funding will not exceed $12,000 or its equivalent for three-month scholarship OR $19,000 or its equivalent for a six-month scholarship. All awards are tenable only in countries where Rotary Clubs exist. Must be U.S. citizens. Foreign nationals can apply to Rotary Clubs in their home countries. Must be over 18 and have 2 years of university work completed. May be married. Can not be studying in host country at time of application. Cultural Ambassadors: Must have at least 1 year of language training completed.
Deadline: March - for Westwood Village Rotary Club.

Contact:
The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International
One Rotary Center
1560 Sherman Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201

UCLA Contact::
EXPO Center,
109 Kerckhoff

ROTARY FOUNDATION MULTI-YEAR AMBASSADORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Multi-Year Ambassadorial Scholarship is for students who wish to continue their studies abroad for two to three years. Award provides two or three year support with stipend of $12,000 per year. All awards are tenable only in countries where Rotary Clubs exist. Must be U.S. citizens. Foreign nationals can apply to Rotary Clubs in their home countries. Must be over 18 and have 2 years of university work completed. May be married. Can not be studying in host country at time of application.
Deadline: March - for Westwood Village Rotary Club.

Contact:
The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International
One Rotary Center
1560 Sherman Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201

UCLA Contact:
EXPO Center,
109 Kerckhoff

SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL (SSRC)

Fellowships at the dissertation and postdoctoral level for research in the social sciences and humanities on Eastern Europe, the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union and its successor states.

Contact:
Social Science Research Council
810 Seventh Avenue, 31st Floor
New York, NY 10019
(212) 377-2700
http://www.ssrc.org/
eurasia@ssrc.org

SSRC - INTERNATIONAL DISSERTATION RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

Up to 50 fellowships awarded to graduate students to conduct dissertation field research in all areas and regions of the world. Program encourages research that is relevant to societies, cultures, economies and/or politics outside the United States. Supports 9 to 12 months in the field. Stipends up to $20,000. Proposals must demonstrate cross-disciplinary interest. Applicants must be advanced to doctoral candidacy by the time the fellowship begins and have language fluency adequate to complete the project.
Deadline: November.

Contact:
International Dissertation Field Research Fellowship
Social Science Research Council
810 Seventh Avenue, 31st Floor
New York, NY 10019
(212) 377-2700
idrf@ssrc.org
www.ssrc.org/programs/idrf/

UC BERKELEY, CENTER FOR GERMAN AND EUROPEAN STUDIES (CGES) - ENTERING GRADUATE STUDENT FELLOWSHIPS

Fellowships for outstanding entering graduate students who demonstrate an interest in modern European studies. Award may be extended for a second year. Stipend of $10,000 per year, plus tuition and fees. Must be a currently enrolled graduate student at a UC campus and be nominated by a sponsoring department or professional school.
Deadline: March.

Contact:
John Efron, Director
Entering Graduate Fellowship Competition
Institute of European Studies
Center for German and European Studies
University of California
207 Moses Hall #2316
Berkeley, CA 94720-2316
(510) 642-4555
gia@berkeley.edu
ies.berkeley.edu/grants/index.html

UC BERKELEY-VIENNA FUND - DISSERTATION & PREDISSERTATION RESEARCH GRANTS IN AUSTRIA

Approximately 25 fellowships will be offered to graduate students working on modern European topics to conduct dissertation or predissertation research in Europe during the summer. Stipends of $3,000 $5,000. Must be a currently enrolled graduate student at any UC campus. The center is unable to support projects that are purely literary, philosophical, or theoretical. It also cannot support projects in early modern history outside the Central European field or those that deal exclusively with Russian history.
Deadline: February.

Contact:
ATTN: Berkeley-Austria Fund
Call For Projects
Institute of European Studies
University of California
207 Moses Hall #2316
Berkeley, CA 94720-2316
(510) 643-5777
ies@berkeley.edu
ies.berkeley.edu

 

Miscellaneous Language Acquisition

ACLS Language Grants to Individuals for Summer Study

Pending confirmation of funding, ACLS will offer grants of up to $2,500 for intensive summer study of Albanian, Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, or Romanian. Awards are intended primarily for people who will use these languages in academic research or teaching.
Deadline: January.

Contact:
www.acls.org

FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND AREA STUDIES PROGRAM (FLAS) FELLOWSHIP

FLAS assists individuals who are undergoing advanced training in modern foreign languages and related area studies. Applicants may apply for an academic year fellowship and/or a summer fellowship. Academic Year fellowship: up to $15,000 stipend, in some cases registration fees and tuition. Summer Fellowship: up to $2,500 stipend plus fees. Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Students must take language and area studies courses for a letter grade during the academic year. Currently approved languages include, for the Middle East: Arabic, Armenian, Hebrew, Persian and Turkish. Since the purpose of the program is to enrich the nations pool of area and international specialists, applicants must be planning to use their training to teach, to serve in government or international agencies or to engage in other work that advances American understanding of other countries. Fellowship recipients must be engaged in full-time study for the duration of their awards and must submit reports on the courses they pursue and the progress they make. Required information includes a statement of purpose outlining ones research and language study plans, letters of recommendation, transcripts and endorsement from ones home department.

Contact:
All FLAS applications must be completed online.
Links to the application can be found on each of the websites of the Centers below as well as on the website of the UCLA International Institute.

 

 

 


INDIANA UNIVERSITY INTENSIVE DUTCH LANGUAGE SUMMER STUDY FELLOWSHIPS

Indiana University's European Union Study Center of Excellence is offering Euro 2000 graduate fellowships for summer study of Dutch at Indiana University's Summer Dutch Institute. Graduate students with an interest in public policy or those needing language training before embarking upon a professional internship in the EU are eligible. Applicants should state the relevance of their language study in the application. Graduates in other disciplines such as history or popular culture may apply a broad definition of policy studies, but need to explain convincingly how their interests are relevant to EU policy as a whole or to policy debates and research.
Deadline: March.

Contact:

INDIANA UNIVERSITY/EUROPEAN UNION CENTER OF EXCELLENCE (EUCE) SWSEEL FELLOWSHIPS

2,000 Euro fellowships for summer study of the following languages at the Indiana University Workshop in Slavic and East European Languages (SWSEEL): Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, Czech, Hungarian, Macedonian, Polish, Romanian. No citizenship requirements.
Deadline: March.

Contact:
http://www.indiana.edu/~iuslavic/swseel/fellowships.shtml#flas

MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE -Kathryn Wasserman Davis Scholarships in Critical Language Study

Scholarships for 2007 summer courses in Portuguese and Russian at Middlebury College. Deadline: February.

Contact: http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/ls

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS SUMMER FLAS

Fellowships available for UCLA graduate students who enroll in one of KU's study abroad programs in Russia, Ukraine, Croatia, or Poland. Any UCLA graduate student is eligible to enroll in one of these programs and apply for summer FLAS from KU.

Contact: http://www.crees.ku.edu/funding/Summer_FLAS.shtml

 

Directed towards European or Eurasian Studies (no travel or language)

AMERICAN COUNCIL OF LEARNED SOCIETIES (ACLS) - DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIPS IN SOUTHEAST EUROPEAN STUDIES

Approximately ten one year fellowships are being offered to support writing dissertations in Southeast European studies. Focus of program is the development of expertise in the United States needed for broad knowledge and analysis of ongoing developments in this critical world area. Stipend up to $17,000. Open only to U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Currently enrolled graduate students who will have completed all requirements for the doctorate except the dissertation by June may apply for one-year, non-renewable support to complete the dissertation. Applications should be for work on Southeast Europe: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Romania, and Serbia. Deadline: November.

Contact:
American Council of Learned Societies
633 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017-6795
(212) 697-1505 ext. 124
sfisher@acls.org
www.acls.org/fel-comp.htm

ACTR-ACCELS

Funding opportunities for social science and humanities graduate and postdoctoral students to undertake research and/or language training in Russia, Central Asia, the Southern Caucasus, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, and Southeast Europe. Grants of up to $35,000 for postdoctoral field research on policy-relevant topics in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. For information on specific programs, eligibility, and deadlines, visit the Programs / Competition and Awards section on their website.

Contact:
www.americancouncils.org

Civil Education Project (CEP)

The CEP Visiting Lecturer program supports higher education reform in universities in Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia by placing advanced graduate students/faculty in social science departments for a year of teaching and program development.

Contact:
http://www.cep.org.hu.

EUROPEAN UNION

Various programs and awards offered through the European Commission Delegation to the United States for original research, travel and dissertation work. Deadlines and awards vary by program.

Contact:
More information on individual programs online:
http://www.eurunion.org/iNfoRes/resacademic.htm

INTERDISCIPLINARY PROGRAM FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS IN DEVELOPING AREAS

Small grants to support the development of language skills and area expertise, supported by the Ford Foundation and the UCLA International Institute, are available to UCLA graduate students. Grants are designed to fund intensive language training, travel to area studies conferences, and travel for the purpose of exploratory fieldwork.

Contact:
Applications are available in 11248 and 11222 Bunche Hall
http://www.international.ucla.edu.

SSRC - EURASIA PROGRAM

Predoctoral and postdoctoral fellowships are available to support two consecutive years of training in Eurasia area studies. Eurasia program covers Eastern Europe, the Russian Empire, and the Soviet Union and its Successor States. Awards range from $3,000-$20,000 depending on their stages of their graduate careers. Open to current graduate students, working on doctoral dissertation and postdoctoral scholars. Open only to U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Postdoctoral fellows must be within the first five years of having received their PhD and who have no more than three years experience in a tenure-track position.
Deadline: November.

Contact:
Social Science Research Council
Eurasia Program
810 Seventh Avenue, 31st Floor
New York, NY 10019
(212) 377-2727
eurasia@ssrc.org
www.ssrc.org/programs/eurasia/

STANFORD - CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND COOPERATION - Hamburg Pre- and Postdoctoral Fellowships

These fellowships fund one year in residence for studies related to peace and international security, including Europe, Asia and the FSU. Pre- and postdoctoral scholars eligible.
Deadline: February.

Contact:
Barbara Platt, Fellowship Coordinator
Stanford University, CISAC
320 Galvez St
Stanford CA 94305-6165
tel: 650-723-9626; Fax: 650-723-0089
barbara.platt@stanford.edu
cisac.stanford.edu.

UC Berkeley, UC San Diego & UC System - Entering Graduate Fellowships in Modern European Studies

The Berkeley Center for German and European Studies announces the availability of fellowships for outstanding entering graduate students who demonstrate an interest in modern European studies. Fellowships in the amount of $10,000 ($5,000 each semester). The Center will also provide a matching grant of $5,000 for a third semester, provided that the nominating department continues the tuition and fee waiver support and agrees to provide an additional $5,000 to the student. The sponsoring unit must agree to provide tuition and fee waivers for students who are selected. The departments contribution can come in the form of a GSI or GSR appointment. The students graduate advisor is required to write a brief narrative report on their progress each semester. Nominations should be submitted by the sponsoring department or professional school. All campuses other than UC Berkeley and UC San Diego must route the nominations through their Contracts and Grants office. Nominations should include the students complete application filetranscripts, GRE scores, statement of purpose, letters of referenceand a letter of nomination from the department.
Deadline: March.

Contact:
Send applications to:
John Efron, Director
Entering Graduate Fellowship Competition
Institute of European Studies
Center for German and European Studies
University of California
207 Moses Hall #2316
Berkeley, CA 94720-2316
For more information:
Gia White-Forbes at (510) 642-4555
or by e-mail at gia@berkeley.edu

WENNER-GREN FOUNDATION ANTHROPOLOGY GRANTS

The Foundation has a variety of grant programs for anthropological research and scholarship that are open to applicants irrespective of nationality or country of residence. Guidelines, eligibility and application information are listed on their website.

 

Contact: http://www.wennergren.org/programs/

 

Other places to search for funding options

Gradfellowships-L List

The Graduate Division Outreach, Diversity & Fellowships Office announce extramural funding opportunities available for graduate study, travel abroad, dissertation and postdoctoral research through this list. http://lists.ucla.edu/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/gradfellowships-l

Graduate and Postdoctoral Extramural Support (Grapes)

The GRAPES database contains information on approximately 400 scholarships, fellowships, internships and awards for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. www.gdnet.ucla.edu/grpinst.htm

College Board Scholarship Search
http://apps.collegeboard.com/cbsearch_ss/welcome.jsp

CollegeNet Scholarship Database
http://www.collegenet.com/mach25/app

FinAid: The Smart Student's Guide to Financial Aid (scholarships)
http://www.finaid.org

Gateway to 10 Free Scholarship Searches
http://www.college-scholarships.com/free_scholarship_searches.htm

Guaranteed Scholarships
http://www.guaranteed-scholarships.com

National Scholarships (at all levels)
http://scholarships.fatomei.com/

Scholarship & Financial Aid Help
http://www.blackexcel.org/fin-sch.htm

WiredScholar Free Scholarship Search
http://www.collegeanswer.com/index.jsp

Additional funding sources for international students

http://grants.library.wisc.edu/individuals/internationalstudents.html

 

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