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Fellowships and Grants for Graduate Students
Application Deadline: February 28, 2014

The JIGES Fellowships and Grants for Graduate Students are granted on a competitive basis to full-time University of Toronto graduate students whose research has either a substantial German content or is comparative, drawing its subject matter from two or more European countries, one of which must be Germany. Priority is given to students who need to conduct research in Germany.

ELIGIBILITY
Academic: Full-time University of Toronto graduate students in good standing from any department, centre, or institute, whose dissertation topic or primary area of interest (if pre-dissertation) deals with a German or comparative German topic. For dissertation topics on a single country, the country must be Germany; for dissertations on more than one country, at least one of those countries must be Germany.
Financial: Priority is given to qualified applicants demonstrating financial need. Applicants must submit a completed Financial Needs Assessment Form (downloadable from a link to be found here disregarding the eligibility criteria.) Please note that financial calculations are made on a calendar year basis, not an academic year. Funds are not released until April 2014, and successful applicants must take up fellowship funds by December 1, 2014.
Other: Applicants must determine whether their projects require an Ethics Review. They can do so by visiting this web page.
Note: Applications and supporting documentation must be submitted in two (2) copies (one original and one copy). Applicants applying for more than one type of fellowship must make separate copies for each application.

There are three different types of awards, described below:

GRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS: Value: up to $8,500.
For PhD students only. The JIGES Graduate Research Fellowship supports graduate students who are in the research and writing phase of their dissertations and for whom a period of residence in Germany is necessary. The award is intended to allow students to carry out research in Germany, and therefore precludes taking up work as a research assistant or teaching assistant during the fall semester. Application process: Send (1) a two-page description of your dissertation project and work plan for the calendar year 2014, and on a separate page an itemized list of anticipated expenses connected with the dissertation research project and the SUM TOTAL of the expenses; (2) a brief CV; (3) two letters of recommendation: one from your principal supervisor and one from another University of Toronto professor familiar with your work; (4) a completed Financial Needs Assessment form (see above);(5) a written statement regarding the status of the research with respect to Ethics Review requirements (see above).

SPECIAL SUPPLEMENTAL RESEARCH AWARDS: Value: up to $3,500.
These awards are intended to help graduate students defray costs of research essential to their program of study (e.g., microfilm, photocopying, travel to visit archives or libraries, survey research, etc.) incurred between April 30 and December 1, 2014. Awards cannot be made for the purchase or leasing of equipment. MA students who will be registered and in good standing when the award is tenable are eligible to apply. Application process: Send (1) a two-page research proposal and on a separate page an itemized list of anticipated expenses connected with the project and the SUM TOTAL of the expenses; (2) a brief CV; (3) at least one letter of recommendation from a professor familiar with your work; (4) a completed Financial Needs Assessment form (see above); (5) a written statement regarding the status of the research with respect to Ethics Review requirements (see above).

DISSERTATION COMPLETION FELLOWSHIPS: Value: up to $6,000.
These awards are granted only in extraordinary circumstances and funding permitting.
For PhD students whose supervisor will attest that the student will have a dissertation ready for defence by December 15, 2014. The fellowship is intended to cover expenses connected with bringing the dissertation to completion. Application process: Send (1) a two-page description of the dissertation research including the work remaining to be completed, and on a separate page an itemized list of anticipated expenses connected with completing your dissertation and the SUM TOTAL of the expenses; (2) a brief CV; (3) a letter from your principal supervisor confirming that the dissertation will be complete and ready for defence by December 1, 2013; (4) a letter of recommendation from at least one other University of Toronto professor familiar with your work; (5) a completed Financial Needs Assessment form (see above); (6) a written statement regarding the status of the research with respect to Ethics Review requirements (see above).

Notification: Applicants will be notified in mid-April 2014.

Applications should be sent to:
Professor Randall Hansen
The Joint Initiative in German and European Studies
Munk School of Global Affairs
University of Toronto
1 Devonshire Place, Room 126N
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3K7

Funding Opportunities Elsewhere

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum offers a program of fellowships to support significant research and writing about the Holocaust.  

Please visit their web site for up to date information about applications and deadlines.


Council for European Studies, Columbia University

The Council for European Studies offers fellowship programs to doctoral candidates to support their first major research project in Europe. For more information please send email to ces@columbia.edu or visit CES website


Fellowships, Prizes and Programs at the German Historical Institute

For more information please visit GHI website


DAAD Scholarships

Thursday, October 18, 2012 10-12
DAAD Information Session for Graduate Students
Room 208N, Munk School of Global Affairs (1 Devonshire Place)

For up to date information on DAAD scholarships
please refer to the DAAD website


Marie Curie Training Fellowships

The Centre of International Studies (CIS) at the University of Cambridge was nominated in 2004 by the European Commission to act as a Host Institution for Marie Curie Early Stage Research Training Fellowships under the framework of the 'Cambridge Programme for International Research on Europe' (CAPIRE).

As a result, the CIS is offering a number of fully funded

a.. Junior Fellowships (1 year MPhil studentship)
b.. Visiting Fellowships (1 year studentship)

CAPIRE is a programme for advanced research training in Contemporary European Studies with a specific focus on the European Union's External Relations; commercial, legal, diplomatic and security-related policies, their formulation, execution and their democratic accountability.

The aim of CAPIRE is to enable a small group of promising early-stage researchers to participate in an intensive training programme with a view to developing a long-term research career in the field of European Studies.

For further details, please write Mrs Wendy Slaninka to request a current prospectus at wjs25@cam.ac.uk.

See also: Cambridge Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence - Fellowships

and Marie Curie Funding Opportunities Search Tool


Marie Curie Incoming International Fellowships

Marie Curie Incoming International Fellowships are individual fellowships that aim to attract top-class researchers from third countries to work and undertake research training in Europe from 1 to 2 years (incoming phase), with a view to developing mutually-beneficial research co-operation. In the case of emerging and transition economies and developing countries, the scheme may assist fellows to return to their country of origin for, typically, half the duration of the first phase (re-integration phase). Proposals from all areas of scientific and technological research of interest to the European Community are accepted and there are no pre-defined priority areas. More infomrtaion here.

The Heinrich Boell Foundation

The Foundation grants scholarships to approximately 1,000 undergraduates, graduates, and doctoral students of all subjects and nationalities per year, who are pursuing their degree at universities, universities of applied sciences (‘Fachhochschulen’), or universities of the arts (‘Kunsthochschulen’). The Foundation expects scholarship recipients to have excellent academic records, to be socially and politically engaged, and to have an active interest in the basic values of the foundation: ecology and sustainability, democracy and human rights, self determination and justice.  Further information on these scholarships can be found here.

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies

The Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is now accepting applications for the 2013-2014 fellowship competition. The Center awards fellowships to support significant research and writing about the Holocaust and welcomes proposals from scholars in all relevant disciplines, including history, political science, literature, Jewish studies, philosophy, religion, psychology, comparative genocide studies, law, and others. Fellowships are awarded to candidates working on their dissertations (ABD), postdoctoral researchers, and senior scholars. A principle focus of the program is to ensure the development of a new generation of Holocaust scholars. To this end, scholars early in their careers are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants must be affiliated with an academic and/or research institution; immediate post-docs and faculty between appointments will also be considered. The specific fellowship and the length of the award are at the Center's discretion. Individual awards generally range up to nine consecutive months of residency; a minimum of three consecutive months is required and no exceptions will be allowed. Fellowships of five months or longer have proven most effective. Stipends range up to $3,500 per month for the purpose of defraying local housing and other miscellaneous living expenses. Residents of the Washington, DC- metropolitan area receive a reduced stipend of $1,750 per month.

All applications must be submitted in English via an online application process. For complete fellowship competition guidelines and/or to submit an application, please click here
Fellowship applications and supporting materials must be received by November 30, 2012. Decisions will be announced in March 2012. Please e-mail inquiries to vscholars@ushmm.org or call 202.314.7829

 


   

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