Dedicated to supporting cutting-edge research on Europe and European affairs, the Council for European Studies (CES) offers a variety of fellowships, grants, and awards. In particular, CES is a major funder of dissertation research and early career development for academics and policy specialists working on Europe. CES awards prizes to scholars whose work has significantly advanced the field of European Studies in order to recognize and encourage outstanding scholarly work on Europe



Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion FellowshipsMellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowship

The Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowship provides a $27,500 stipend paid in six (6) bi-monthly installments over the course of the fellowship year to scholars on the brink of completing their dissertation, as well as assistance in securing reimbursements or waivers in eligible health insurance and candidacy fees. Learn more...


SAE-CES Pre-Dissertation Research FellowshipHarriman-CES Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship
The Society for the Anthropology of Europe (SAE) and the Council for European Studies (CES) invite eligible graduate students with a focus on European Anthropology to apply for the Anthropology of Europe Pre-Dissertation Fellowship for a $5000 stipend to fund two months' study in Europe. Learn more...

Awards & Prizes

CES European Studies Book AwardEuropean Studies Book Award

The European Studies Book Award is awarded every two years and honors the best first book on any subject in European Studies published within a two-year period. The winning author receives $1,000 and travel assistance to attend the conference and award ceremony. Learn more...


CES European Studies First Article PrizeEuropean Studies First Article Prize

The European Studies First Article Prize honors the writers of the best first articles on
European Studies published within a two-year period. Each prize winner received $500 and public recognition on the Council's website and publications. Learn more...





CES European Studies First Article Prize

CES Conference Travel Grants

CES Conference Travel Grants support trans-continental travel for junior faculty and graduate students already scheduled to present at the Council's International Conference of Europeanists. Those who are awarded a CES Conference Travel Grant will receive a cash grant of $500 and a waiver of their registration fee. Learn more...


CES European Studies First Article PrizeCES Small Event Grants

CES Small Event Grants support workshops, lectures, symposia and other small events that share research on Europe with a wider community. Individuals affiliated with CES member institutions are eligible to apply for grants ranging from $300 to $1500. Learn more...




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