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Graduate Student Grant Competition

Graduate Student Grant Competition

Graduate Student Grant Competition

The Europe Center
Graduate Student Grant Competition

Accepting Applications

March 28, 2016 - April 15, 2016

Twice per academic year (Fall and Spring), The Europe Center invites applications from graduate and professional students at Stanford University whose research or work focuses on Europe. Funds are available for Ph.D. candidates across a wide range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences to prepare for dissertation research and to conduct research on approved dissertation projects. The Europe Center also supports early graduate students who wish to determine the feasibility of a dissertation topic or acquire training relevant for that topic. Additionally, funds are available for professional students whose interests focus on some aspect of European politics, economics, history, or culture; the latter may be used to support an internship or a research project.  Travel on this grant must be completed by October 1, 2016.  Grants range from $500 to $5000.

A brief written report of the experience must be submitted at the completion of the project. Recipients may be asked to offer a seminar or presentation of their project results when they return to the Stanford campus. Any publication or public presentations resulting from their projects should acknowledge the support of “The Europe Center at Stanford University.”

Application Information:

  • Spring Competition Application Period Opens:  Monday, March 28, 2016.
  • Spring Competition Application Deadline:  Friday, April 15, 2016.
  • Applicants must submit a completed online application form including cover letter, written description of project description, budget, resume, unofficial transcript of Stanford courses, and attestation of proficiency in the language(s) of the project site.
  • There are no citizenship restrictions on these grants.
  • Winners will be notified by Monday, May 2, 2016.
  • If you have questions about The Europe Center’s support of student research, please contact Professor Ken Scheve at

Restrictions to Use of Grant:

The Europe Center reserves the right to audit the use of its funds. Recipients are advised to keep a log of all expenses associated with their projects, and to save all receipts in case an audit is requested for any reason. If recipients travel under the award, submission of the used airline ticket upon completion of the project may be required.

Stanford University policy requires that certain types of research projects involving human subjects be reviewed and approved by an Institutional Review Board (IRB) prior to the start of the study to ensure that the project meets University policy and any other applicable regulations. To see if your project needs to be reviewed, for advice on working with human subjects, and for more information about the IRB process and requirements please visit

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