Graduate Student Grant Competition

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Graduate Student Grant Competition

The Europe Center awards grants each Spring to graduate and professional students at Stanford University whose research or work focuses on Europe.

Grant Application and Requirements

Applications will open April 3, 2023


The Europe Center invites applications each Spring 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 a research project.

A brief written report of the experience must be submitted at the completion of the project. Any publication or public presentations resulting from their projects should acknowledge the support of “The Europe Center at Stanford University.”

Proposal criteria:

  • Clear research question.
  • Significance of project.
  • Explanation of how the proposed research is relevant to the project. (It is not enough to stipulate that archival research is essential.)
  • Specific and detailed budget.


Application Timeline:

  • Competition Application Period Opens:  Monday, April 3, 2023.
  • Competition Application Deadline:  Monday, April 17, 2023.
  • Applicants must submit a completed online application including written description of project, budget, resume, unofficial transcript of Stanford courses, and attestation of proficiency in the language(s) if applicable.
  • There are no citizenship restrictions on these grants.
  • Winners will be notified by Monday, May 1, 2023.
  • If you have questions about The Europe Center’s support of student research, please contact Professor Anna Grzymala-Busse

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

Alexandra Sukalo

Graduate Student Grant Competition

Supporting innovative Europe-focused research

Fellowship Coordinator

Alyssa Goya

616 Jane Stanford Way
Encina Hall
Stanford, CA 94305-6165