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 2022 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 as well as a registration fee waiver for attending and presenting at the International Conference of Europeanists in 2023.*

*The CES leadership is closely monitoring and taking into account the ongoing COVID-19 situation. The evolving situation has deeply informed our conference planning process and CES will immediately inform Fellowship winners of any changes in the conference format.


The Anthropology of Europe Pre-Dissertation Fellowship is intended to fund fellows’ first research project in Europe. Applicants must:

Barring exceptional circumstances, students who have already received comparable support for pre-dissertation research will not be considered eligible. 


Applications are due (along with all supporting materials) on or before March 15, 2022 (extended deadline). Applicants will be notified of the Committee’s decision in May.

To Apply

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 March 15, 2022. A complete application will include all five of these forms.