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Funding

Each year, IES administers funding competitions to support the study of European languages, culture, and society. Fellowships and grants are available for faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates. The awards facilitate the development of thought leadership and discovery in the area of European Studies.

IES Undergraduate Funding

Global Summer Internships
Starting in in 2022/23, IES is offering a small number of structured undergraduate summer internships in European countries, supported by the Einaudi Center for International Studies. Students receive a stipend for spending 6 weeks in a research-related internship hosted in a European country. For more information and to apply, click here.

Research fellowships/internships
Every year, IES supports several undergraduates’ summer travel to Europe to conduct independent research projects in European countries through the Frederic Conger Wood Fellowship, and the Susan Tarrow Fellowship.

Language training
The Michael J. Harum Memorial Award supports Cornell undergraduates studying Slavic languages to continue their language study in countries where Slavic languages are spoken, or to engage in research related to these countries.

IES Graduate Student Funding

Small research grants
IES sponsors several graduate students for travel to Europe to conduct pre-dissertation research, as well as to finish writing dissertations on Europe-related themes through the Michelle Sicca, Manon Michels, and IES Graduate Research grants. The typical amount of funding is $3500.

Dissertation fellowships
Two one-semester Luigi Einaudi Graduate Dissertation Fellowships or one full-year fellowship are available every year for field work in Europe. These fellowships provide a regular graduate school stipend, as well as health insurance and in-absentia fees.

Faculty Funding
The IES Faculty Research Pods are a new initiative designed to bring together small teams of researchers from across Cornell, who collaborate to organize activities focused on a research theme related to European Studies.

Other opportunities

Research visit at Oxford University
The Brettschneider Oxford Exchange funds academic exchanges for Cornell undergraduate and graduate students, post-docs, staff, and faculty with Merton, New, and Nuffield Colleges of Oxford University (UK). Researchers on any topic are invited to apply for this opportunity.

Broader additional research and language study opportunities are available for faculty and students with a European study focus through the Einaudi Center for International Studies. All these opportunities are listed below.

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The Einaudi Center's faculty seed grant program advances international research and education at Cornell and supports international activities and events.
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We're looking for graduate students to join the Einaudi Center's vital work on global racial justice. Apply now for a fellowship in the fall 2022 semester!
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The Einaudi Center's Global Public Voices advocacy initiative, in collaboration with Oxfam America and
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Develop your dissertation on global issues with a toolkit of resources.
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If you love languages, our newest summer funding opportunity is for you!
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Conduct your international field research with a $10,000 award to support fieldwork expenses.
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$3,500 awarded for graduate research in these fields: European art and architecture; art history; literature; philosophy; and culture.
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A full semester or year of funding available to graduate students in modern European government, history, economics, and related social science fields. 
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The purpose of this award is to support Cornell undergraduate students while they continue their language studies in countries where a Slavic language is spoken. 
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Established in 1993 with a generous bequest from the estate of Cornell alumnus and trustee, Frederic Conger Wood, the fellowship supports research in Europe by undergraduates.