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Frederic Conger Wood Research Fellowship

The deadline for this opportunity has passed.
Application Deadline: March 8, 2024
Application Timeframe: Spring
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Established in 1993 with a generous bequest from the estate of Cornell alumnus and trustee, Frederic Conger Wood, the these fellowships support research in Europe by undergraduates.

Undergraduates from all colleges are invited to submit applications to pursue research projects or internships focused on Europe. In a typical year, during the summer, Conger Wood Fellows spend 2-8 weeks of field study in Europe and on their return write up the results of their research, often in the form of an honors thesis. These fellowships can be combined with research projects in connection with attending Cornell summer courses taught in Europe.

Funding Guidelines

  • 2-3 week project at 20-40 hours per week = $1,500 - $2,500 
  • 4-8 week project at 20-40 hours per week = $2,500 - $4,000

Funding will be distributed through bursar accounts to be made available for use in Summer 2024.


  • 4-5 page project proposal (double-spaced) with bibliography
  • Budget (identify the level of funding requested using the options above, and list your estimated costs for airfare, lodging, food, etc.)
  • 1 letter of recommendation
The online application form requires applicants to provide the names and email addresses of faculty recommenders. The online system automatically generates a notification email to the recommenders with instructions on how to log in and upload a recommendation letter. The submission deadline for a letter of recommendation is March 15, 2024.

Contact IES with questions about this award.

Additional Information

Funding Type

  • Fellowship


  • Student