The Institute for European Studies is happy to announce a grant competition for graduate students.
Research & Travel Awards
EURO Graduate Student Awards
The Institute for European Studies (EURO) will be awarding funds to IU graduate students to support research and/or conference participation related to any aspect of European politics, society, or culture, whether current or historical in scope. The average award will be $300-500, depending on demonstrated need and the pool of applicants. Application deadlines for the 2021–2022 year to be announced.
Research funds may be used to conduct preliminary thesis or dissertation feasibility studies or to conduct research for a Master's thesis or dissertation. Funds may also be used to facilitate conference and workshop participation. Since travel is uncertain during this time, these award funds may be used for purchases and fees related to research materials. While priority will be given to students pursuing an MA or doctoral minor in European Studies, all IU graduate students are welcome to apply. If funds are awarded, EURO will require a copy of any paper that is presented for documentation purposes and/or a commitment to present your research to an IU audience, if requested. EURO is happy to submit completed work to be archived at IUScholarWorks, however we do not wish to archive any work that has not yet been presented or published. If awarded, please acknowledge support from the Institute for European Studies at IU in papers, presentations, etc.
If you would like to be considered for a EURO graduate student award, complete the Graduate Student Application below.
Deadline: Submit your application no later than 5:00 pm, April 1, 2020.
Awardees will be notified by 5:00 pm, May 8, 2020.
All travel that is funded by this cycle of EURO graduate student awards must be completed between May 15 - December 31, 2020. Please contact Frank Hess or myself if you have any questions.
- One EURO RESEARCH and TRAVEL Awards graduate student application form.
- One letter of recommendation (preferably from the student's academic advisor). Letter should address the feasibility and value of the specific project for which the student is applying for aid.
- Current transcript of IU graduate work (unofficial transcript sufficient), and CV or resume.
- Itemized budget of expected expenditures.
- For research or internship: 1) an abstract of the thesis or dissertation proposal (if applicable) 2) a statement of 500 words or less describing educational goals, career interests, and plans. The statement should describe the project and the specific purposes for which aid is sought. It should also address how this activity will further the applicant's academic progress and ultimately help achieve career goals.
- For conference travel: an abstract of the paper and a copy of the conference program (or notification of the acceptance of the paper).