Research grants from The Europe Center’s newly instituted “Graduate Student Grant Competition” were awarded in Fall 2013 to sixteen Stanford students and in Spring 2014 to ten additional students. The bi-annual competition is part of The Europe Center's efforts to support student research focused on Europe. Funds are available for Ph.D. candidates and early graduate students in the humanities and social sciences whose research or approved dissertation projects advance our knowledge of Europe. Professional students whose interests focus on some aspect of European politics, economics, history, or culture are also encouraged to apply.
Winning proposals from the first two rounds of the Graduate Student Grant Competition were selected from a wide range of disciplines, including political science, history, literature, anthropology, psychology and music. “This is a terrific group of energetic scholars with innovative proposals. I am really looking forward to learning about the results of their research,” stated Ken Scheve, director of The Europe Center. This year’s sponsored projects spanned many regional and substantive areas, from Kate Kreindler’s “Commercializing Orientalization: The Emergence of Trade Networks in Central Italy from the 9th through the 6th centuries BCE,” to Vladimir Troyansky’s “Resettlement of the North Caucasian Refugees in the Balkans, 1860-1878,” to Simon Ejdemyr’s “Unintended Consequences: Particularistic Government Policies and Anti-Immigration Sentiment.” For the complete list of awardees and their research project titles, please visit the grant's awardee page.