SAE-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 2019-20 Anthropology of Europe Pre-Dissertation Fellowship. The SAE is the section of the American Anthropological Association that promotes the anthropological study of European societies and culture, encouraging connections between scholars working in Europe. Each fellowship includes a $5,000 stipend to fund two months’ research in Europe, and travel support for attending and presenting at the International Conference of Europeanists.



The Anthropology of Europe Pre-Dissertation 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 the Council for European Studies Academic Consortium;
  • 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 next on October 15, 2019. Applications are due (along with all supporting materials) on or before February 1, 2020. Applicants will be notified of the Committee's decision by the end of April / beginning of May.

To Apply:


Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship Application

Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship Faculty Recommendation Form          Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship Language Competency Form


Submit the 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 February 1, 2020. A complete application will include all five of these forms.

Have questions about the fellowship or application process? Check out our FAQs! You can also see a list of Past Awardees here.


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