Thursday, October 30, 2014

Fellowship: Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowships in European Studies

Deadline: January 26, 2015

The Council for European Studies (CES) invites eligible graduate students in the humanities to apply for the 2015 Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowships in European Studies. Each fellowship includes a $25,000 stipend, paid in six (6) bi-monthly installments over the course of the fellowship year, as well as assistance in securing reimbursements or waivers in eligible health insurance and candidacy fees.  
Winners of the Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowships will also be expected to participate in a number of professional development activities organized by the Council for European Studies for the benefit of its fellows and designed to support early career development.  These activities include: publishing in Perspectives on Europe, a semi-annual journal of the Council for European studies; presenting at theInternational Conference of Europeanists, hosted by the Council for European Studies; and participating in several digital and in-person career development seminars and/or workshops.
The Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowships are funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  

Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowships are intended to facilitate the timely completion of the doctoral degree by late-stage graduate students in the humanities working on Europe.

To be eligible an applicant must:
  • be ABD (year 5 and above);
  • be a US citizen or green card holder;
  • can have no more than one full year of dissertation work remaining at the start of the fellowship year as certified by his or her dissertation advisor;
  • be enrolled at a higher education institution in the U.S. that is a member of the Council for European Studies Academic Consortium. Students whose universities are not currently members of the CES consortium may apply, but they are encouraged to apply early in the application season so that every effort may be made to enroll the institution in the CES member consortium and, thus, establish the student's eligibility by the application deadline.
The applicant must also have exhausted the dissertation completion funding normally provided by his or her academic department or university, and he or she must be working on a topic within or substantially overlapping European Studies. 


Application period opens October 1, 2014.  Applications are due (along with all supporting materials) on or before January 26, 2015.  

Have questions about the fellowship or application process? Check out our FAQs

Fellowship: Józef Tischner Junior Fellowships for Polish and Polish-American Scholars

Deadline: December 20, 2014

Józef Tischner Junior Fellowships for Polish and Polish-American Scholars

TischnerJózef Tischner (1931–2000), one of the most influential Polish philosophers of the 20th century and the first chaplain of Solidarność, was founding president of the IWM. In his memory, fellowships have been awarded to junior researchers from Poland and young Polish- American scholars since 2003.
The program is generously supported by grants from Pope John Paul II, Open Society Foundations and Kosciuszko Foundation.


The Józef Tischner Fellowship is open to all academic disciplines in the humanities and social sciences; a thematic relation to one of the Institute’s research fields is strongly encouraged. The Józef Tischner Fellow will be invited to spend a six-month term from July to December 2015 at the IWM.


The fellow will receive a stipend of EUR 9,300 to cover accommodation, living expenses, travel, health insurance and incidentals during the stay at the Institute. In addition, the IWM provides her/him with a personal office including access to internet, in-house research and administrative facilities as well as other services free of charge.
Józef Tischner Fellows are eligible for a grant under the Homing Program of the Foundation for Polish Science (for details see


Candidates for the Józef Tischner Fellowship
  • must be Polish citizens, Polish-American scholars or permanently reside in Poland
  • must currently pursue their doctoral degree or have recently obtained a PhD
  • must not be older than 35 years


Applications have to be submitted via the online application form including the following documents:
  • a concise research proposal in English (max. 8,000 characters incl. spaces)
  • a curriculum vitae
  • a list of publications
  • two letters of recommendation by scholars familiar with the applicant’s academic work
Deadline for Application:December 20, 2014

For more information, click here

Prize: EUSA Best Conference Paper

Deadline: November 21, 2014

EUSA Prizes


EUSA's 1997-1999 Executive Committee established three prizes to be awarded at each EUSA Biennial International Conference. The prizes both recognize and encourage excellence in scholarship in the field of European Union studies. Each prize carries a small cash award (funded by EUSA's Grants and Scholarships Fund) and will be presented to the recipients at the EUSA Conference banquet. The prize selection committees are comprised of EUSA Executive Committee members and established EU scholars.

The prizes and their stipulations are:

Lifetime Contribution Award in EU Studies

The EUSA Executive Committee will select a scholar in the field of EU studies whose lifetime of research and writing have been important, enduring, and widely felt influences on EU scholarship. Nominations for the Lifetime Contribution Award will not be accepted.

Haas Fund Fellowship

The EUSA Haas Fund Fellowship Competition is an annual fellowship for graduate student EU-related dissertation research. Thanks entirely to contributions to our Ernst Haas Memorial Fund for EU Studies, launched in June 2003 to honor the memory of Ernst B. Haas (1924-2003) we will offer at least one unrestricted fellowship of $2000 to support the dissertation research of any graduate student pursuing an EU-related dissertation topic.

EUSA Prize for Best Conference Paper

The EUSA Prize for Best Conference Paper is awarded at each conference for the best nominated paper from the previous conference. All those who presented an original paper at the Conference are eligible, excepting persons who are current members of the EUSA Executive Committee and persons who have already won the EUSA Best Conference Paper Prize. The prize carries a cash award of $100. Information on how to apply for the prize is announced in the Fall preceding each conference.

EUSA Prize for Best Dissertation

The EUSA Prize for Best Dissertation in EU studies is awarded to a dissertation written in English on any aspect of European integration submitted in completion of the Ph.D. at any university in the two academic years preceding an upcoming EUSA Conference. The student must have defended and deposited the final dissertation and graduated (been awarded the PhD degree) during this period as well, and the dissertation submitted for the competition must include a fully signed, dated dissertation committee approval page. Dissertations submitted without the fully signed, dated, committee approval page will be disqualified, as will dissertations submitted for students who did not receive the PhD degree and graduate during the specified time period. Only one dissertation per department at an institution may be nominated for this prize. The prize carries a cash award of $250. Department chairs (not the dissertation committee chair) should send one paper copy of the dissertation with a short cover letter (letter of transmittal) from the chair to the EUSA Administrative Office. Dissertations that are not submitted by the department chair will be disqualified. Dissertations shall be submitted in an electronic format. Information on how to apply for the prize will be announced on this website and the EUSA list serve the Fall before an upcoming conference .

EUSA Book Prize

The 2003-05 Executive Committee of the European Union Studies Association announced the launch of the EUSA Book Prize, to be awarded at each biennial EUSA conference to a book in English on any aspect of EU studies and published in the two years prior to the EUSA Conference. This prize carries a cash award of $300 USD to the author(s). Authors or publishers will submit one (hard) copy of the nominated book with a letter of transmittal to each of the three members of the EUSA Book Prize committee. (Nominated books may not be submitted by e-mail, as galleys or proofs, or in any form other than hard-copy published book.) Information on how to apply for the prize will be announced on this website and the EUSA list serve the Fall before an upcoming conference.
For questions about the prizes or the process, please contact us via e-mail
For more information, click here

Fellowship: Remarque Visiting Fellowships

Deadline: January 15, 2015

The Remarque Institute Visiting Fellowships bring visiting scholars to NYU for a semester of residence. The Remarque Institute supports the multi-disciplinary and comparative study of Europe and its near neighbors. 

These Fellowships are non-stipendiary and are intended for scholars on sabbatical leave at their home institutionor with extramural funding or other outside support. At NYU, Remarque visiting fellows have access to NYU library and other university resources. While in residence at the Institute, fellows are expected to participate in the Institute's Fellow's Seminar and may be asked to present their own work at one of the seminar's sessions. 

Normally, fellowship applicants must have a PhD in hand at the time of the start date of their fellowship at the Remarque Institute. The institute is particularly interested in applications from individuals whose work will be significantly enabled by a period of residency at the Institute. 

Friday, October 24, 2014

CFP: Forum for Modern Language Studies

Forum for Modern Language Studies

The Journal is accepting articles of up to 10,000 words in length on any aspect of Russian literature, linguistics and culture, including articles dealing with visual art, film and the performing arts, or on comparative literary topics.They are looking for submissions from graduate students and early-career researchers. Further details can be found at:

Fellowship: Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship

Deadline: January 16, 2015

Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship

The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Programs are a collaborative effort between the United StatesDepartment of State and the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.  The Programs provide academic and professional preparation for outstanding candidates to enter the U.S. Department of
State Foreign Service, representing America’s interests abroad. Pickering Fellows are undergraduate and graduate students in academicprograms relevant to international affairs, political and economic
analysis, administration, management, and science policy. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.

Web Site:
Program URL:

The application deadline is January 16, 2015.  The deadline for
recommendations is January 23, 2015.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Award: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Deadline: January 15, 2015

The Endowment offers approximately 10 to 12 one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year to work as research assistants to the Endowment's senior associates.

Junior Fellows provide research assistance to scholars working on the Carnegie Endowment’s programs. Junior Fellows have the opportunity to conduct research for books, co-author journal articles and policy papers, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony, and organize
briefings attended by scholars, journalists, and government officials.   The sponsor's programs areas are: Democracy; Nuclear Policy; Energy and Climate; Middle East Studies — Native or
near-native Arabic language skills essential; South Asian Studies — Strong background in international relations, strategy and military issues, comparative politics, and/or international political economy
is essential. Quantitative data manipulation skills essential (fluency in R, SPSS, or Stata a plus). Note: Foreign language skills not required; China Studies (Asia Program) — Mandarin Chinese reading
skills a huge plus; Japan Studies (Asia Program) — Japanese language skills required; Southeast Asian Studies (Asia Program) — Background in politics and economics of the region and knowledge of quantitative
techniques a plus; Economics (Asia Program) — Mandarin Chinese reading skills a huge plus; and Russian and Eurasian Studies — Excellent Russian language skills required.

 Applicants must be graduating seniors or students who have graduated during the last academic year. No one who has started graduate studies is eligible for consideration (except in cases where
the student has completed a joint bachelor's/master’s degree program). The Carnegie Endowment accepts applications only through participating universities via designated nominating officials. You need not be a
U.S. citizen if you attend a university located in the United States. All applicants must be eligible to work in the United States for a full 12 months from August 1 through July 31 following graduation.
Students on F-1 visas who are eligible to work in the United States for the full year (August 1 through July 31) may apply for the program. If you attend a participating school outside of the United States, you must be a U.S. citizen (due to work permit requirements).

 Positions are paid, full-time positions for one year. Junior
fellows are currently paid a gross salary of $3,083.33 per month
($37,000 per year). A full benefits package is also provided.

The Carnegie Endowment’s deadline is January 15 (or the Friday before
if the January 15 
falls on a weekend or holiday). However, most
schools set an earlier deadline (some as early as November) to receive
and review applications. Consult your university for application
deadlines and details on the school’s application process.

Web Site: