Call for Proposals

Goekjian Summer Research Grants – Europe

Attention Syracuse University Graduate Students

The Center for European Studies of the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, in the Maxwell School of Syracuse University, announces it will grant awards to graduate students to support summer 2018 field research for MA thesis or doctoral research projects in Europe. Graduate students at Syracuse University are eligible and encouraged to apply. The purpose of the award is to provide students the opportunity to gather preliminary data, make contacts, map topics, and increase competitiveness of future proposals for funding. The awards are competitive and proposals are judged on the basis of (i) quality of the proposed research, (ii) organization and thoughtfulness of the proposal, and (iii) appropriateness and feasibility of the research plan in relation to the student's background and qualifications.

You may apply for more than one summer grant from the Moynihan Institute, but you will not receive more than one in a given year.  Other types of support that could exclude you from receiving a summer research grant include summer de Sardon-Glass support, and other types of summer support from the Moynihan Institute.  Awards are ranked separately, so if your proposal is accepted by more than one committee, you will be awarded the better opportunity.

These awards are funded by a gift from Samuel V. Goekjian.  A 1952 graduate of Syracuse University, he spent his career involved in international business and legal issues around the world.  A member of the Maxwell School Advisory Board, his Summer Research funds have supported 249 Goekjian Scholars, helping them to do research in all parts of the world and to follow in his footsteps as they explore, study, and confront global challenges.

DEADLINE: Thursday, February 22, 2018

Complete guidelines are available at:

The Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, 346 Eggers Hall


Application Link

Prior Recipients of the Goekjian Summer Research Grants