Graduate Grants

The Nanovic Institute provides funding and fellowships to graduate students from all fields that engage Europe and European ideas.

The Institute supports graduate education through a number of grant programs including research, conference, and language funding as well as competitive dissertation fellowships and the Institute’s Graduate Fellows Program. Graduate students from all fields and disciplines that engage with European ideas, cultures, beliefs, histories, and institutions are encouraged to apply for funding and fellowships. The Institute also welcomes graduate student contributions to all aspects of the intellectual life of our community.

Questions? Contact Student Programs Assistant Manager Anna Dolezal or schedule a meeting.

Grant Opportunities

Research Grants

The Nanovic Institute offers two graduate research grants: academic year and summer grants. These awards support a wide variety of graduate student research in Europe. Grants can be used to conduct research necessary for the development or completion of a thesis, dissertation, or publication. Academic year grants cannot interfere with any on-campus commitments or responsibilities.

Application deadlines:

  • Fall: September 14, 2021
  • Winter: November 16, 2021
  • Spring: February 1, 2022
  • Summer: April 5, 2022
Graduate Internship & Service Grants

The Graduate Internship & Service Grant supports graduate students who have independently arranged summer internships or volunteer opportunities in Europe. The grant funds a variety of foreign-language and English-speaking opportunities that allow students to build their professional experience while simultaneously sharpening their knowledge of a European language and culture.

Application deadlines:

  • Winter: November 16, 2021
  • Summer: April 5, 2022
Conference Presentation Grant

The Graduate Conference Presentation Grant supports opportunities for students to travel domestically and in Europe to conferences to present their work in European Studies.

Application deadlines:

  • Fall: September 14, 2021
  • Winter: November 16, 2021
  • Spring: February 1, 2022
  • Summer: April 5, 2022
Advanced Language Training

The Nanovic Institute supports graduate students continuing the study of European language through the Advanced Language Training grant. This grant is available to students seeking to advance their study of a given European language. The language should contribute to the student&rsquos academic work or professional aspirations.

Application deadlines:

  • Winter: November 16, 2021
  • Summer: April 5, 2022
Dissertation Fellowships

The Nanovic Institute for European studies supports graduate students in the completion of their dissertation projects through Dissertation Fellowships. This funding is designed to allow students to devote full attention to completing their dissertation for an entire academic year.

  • Application deadline: April 26, 2022