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. While the Nanovic Institute accepts proposals from students with wide-ranging interests in European studies, it prioritizes the funding of applications that directly engage with one or more of its research prioritiesThe institute welcomes graduate student contributions to all aspects of the intellectual life of our community.

*Unfortunately, we will not be able to offer a dissertation fellowship for the 2024-2025 academic year.*

Questions? Contact Director of Undergraduate Studies Abby Lewis 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 studies. 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 12, 2023
  • Winter: November 7, 2023
  • Spring: February 6, 2024
  • Summer: April 2, 2024
Graduate Fellowship

The Nanovic Institute Graduate Fellows Program exists to bring together graduate students from all fields—from the Medieval Institute, to political science, to peace studies—that engage Europe and European ideas. Each year, a cohort of 6-8 students comes together to contribute, in various ways, to the intellectual community of the Nanovic Institute.

Application deadline: April 10, 2024

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Advanced Language Training

The Nanovic Institute supports and encourages the study of European languages through the Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures (CSLC). For questions about the Summer Language Abroad grant, contact CSLC Assistant Director Mary Davis.