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Center for European Studies Graduate Student Summer Research Grants

Call for Proposals

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 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.

DEADLINE:  Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 11:59 pm EST 

This year the Center for European Studies (CES) will grant awards to graduate students of up to $1500 to support field research in Europe during the summer of 2017. 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.  Any student enrolled in an MA or PhD program at Syracuse University may apply.

We anticipate award amounts will range from $500-$1000.  The awards are thus likely to be only partial support for a research trip, so the applicant will probably need to acquire additional support to fully fund his or her trip.

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.

“Europe” for the purposes of the grant competition includes any country in the standard geographic area west of the Urals and north and west of the Caspian and Black seas, including Russia, the states of the South Caucasus, and Turkey.

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 FLAS, summer de Sardon-Glass support, and any other 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. If you win an award this year, you may apply for this or another award next year. 

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