Support for the Study of Europe Beyond the University of Illinois

The European Union Center wishes to draw attention to the following excellent outside opportunities for scholarship in Europe.

  • The European Union's Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellowship Programme supports researchers of all nationalities and at all stages of their careers, including PhD candidates. Please see here for current open calls.
  • The Fulbright Schuman Program provides grants for U.S. and EU citizens to conduct research in the European Union or the United States. U.S. students, scholars, and professionals interested in topics related to U.S.-EU relations, EU policy, or EU institutions may apply for a 6-9 month grant to study or conduct research in the EU. Students and professionals at all degree levels are welcome to apply, although preference is given to candidates with two years of relevant professional or academic experience beyond a bachelor's degree and to projects that will be carried out in at least two EU member states.
  • The Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowships in European Studies from the Council for European Studies provide $27,000 stipends to graduate students completing dissertations on topics with significant overlap with European studies. To be eligible to apply, students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, at the ABD stage, have no more than one full year of dissertation work remaining at the beginning of the fellowship year, and have exhausted the dissertation completion funding from their academic departments. The deadline to submit an application for the 2021-22 academic year is January 15, 2021.
  • Pre-dissertation graduate students working on European anthropology may apply for the SAE-CES Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship to receive a $5,000 stipend to support two months of dissertation research in Europe. Eligible applicants must be enrolled in a doctoral program, not have completed the majority of their doctoral coursework, and not have completed significant dissertation research in Europe. Applications are typically due in mid-February.

In addition to occasional calls for faculty travel grants and contributions to grant proposals, the EU Center is also excited to offer the Larry Neal Prize for Excellence in EU ScholarshipThanks to generous funding from the European Commission’s Jean Monnet Center of Excellence (JMCE) grant, the Center is soliciting submissions of both outstanding books and articles that address current issues faced by the European Union or in transatlantic relations. Submissions are encouraged from all disciplinary fields. To learn more about eligibility and the nomination process, please click on the link above.