Undergraduate Grants

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Cynthia Sigler '19 received a travel and research grant to Spain from the Nanovic Institute.

The Nanovic Institute’s suite of undergraduate grants engages students in transformative learning beyond the classroom.

Research, internship, and language study grants connect students to the cultures and ideas that have and continue to shape Europe today. All students, regardless of their field of study, are encouraged to consider applying for Nanovic funding. While the Nanovic Institute accepts proposals from students with wide-ranging interests in European Studies, the Institute prioritizes the funding of applications that directly engage the institute's research priorities. The institute offers a number of resources on grant proposal writing and research including one-on-one advising and a one-credit research methods and project design course.

Questions? Contact Director of Undergraduate Studies Abby Lewis or schedule a meeting

Grant Opportunities

Research Grants

Research grants support independent undergraduate research projects in Europe. Students work with a faculty advisor to develop a research question, methodology, and project design. Research projects can be exploratory in nature, but should always contribute to a students’ academic or professional goals. Grants are awarded for research taking place over fall, winter, spring, and summer breaks.

Application deadlines:

  • Fall Break (Seniors only): September 12, 2023
  • Winter Break (Sophomores, Juniors, & Seniors): November 7, 2023
  • Spring Break (Juniors and Seniors): February 6, 2024
  • Summer Break (First Years, Sophomores, & Juniors): April 2, 2024
Internship & Service Grants

The internship and service grant provides funding to students who have secured internships or service projects in Europe. The project should be connected to European studies, rather than just taking place in Europe. Grant funding covers flights, lodging, and modest living expenses over the course of the internship or service project. This grant is only offered over summer break. Open to all majors and all grades. 

  • Application deadline: April 2, 2024
Language Study Grants

The Nanovic Institute funds language study through the Center for the Study of Langauges and Cultures’ SLA grant. Please see the CSLC’s website for more information.

All student grant applications are due at 11:59 p.m. on the deadline day.