Alliance and the Council for European Studies (CES) invite eligible graduate students to apply for its 2016 CES Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowships. Created in the fall of 2002, Alliance is a non-profit transatlantic joint-venture between Columbia University and three prestigious French institutions: the École Polytechnique, Sciences Po, and Panthéon-Sorbonne University. Each fellowship includes a $4,500 stipend to fund two months’ research in Europe and travel support for attending and presenting at the International Conference of Europeanists.
The Alliance - CES Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship is intended to fund fellows’ first research project in Europe. Applicants must:
- be enrolled in a doctoral program at a university that is a member of Alliance (Columbia University, Sciences Po, École Polytechnique, Panthéon-Sorbonne University)
- not have completed the majority of doctoral coursework
- not have begun substantial dissertation research in Europe.
Barring exceptional circumstances, students who have already received comparable support for pre-dissertation research will not be considered eligible.
The annual application period opens October 1. Applications are due (along with all supporting materials) on or before January 15. Applicants will be notified of the Committee's decision by the end of April.
Submit the CES Pre-Dissertation Fellowship Application Form and return three (3) completed Faculty Recommendation Forms. You must also submit a Language Competency Form for every language in which you will require functional knowledge to complete your proposed research. All materials are due by January 15. A complete application will include all five of these forms.