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The German Kennedy Memorial Fellowship (for EU Citizens)

Thục Linh Nguyễn Vũ is the recipient of the German Kennedy Fellowship for the 2023-2024 academic year.
Tom Chevalier was the first recipient of the German Kennedy Memorial Fellowship in 2017.

Since its establishment in 2016, the German Kennedy Memorial Fellowship has supported highly accomplished EU social scientists (other than from Germany) to undertake year-long research at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES). The first Fellowship was awarded in 2017.

CES encourages applications from scholars of all social science disciplines whose work is related to modern Europe and/or transatlantic relations. Applications are judged on the quality and significance of the proposed project and the applicant’s record of achievement and promise. The Fellowship provides a generous stipend of $65,000 for 10 months of residential research at CES between the months of September and June.

This Fellowship is administered by CES and each application is reviewed by the CES Steering Committee. Fellows are expected to attend a weekly New Research on Europe Seminar where work in progress is presented to colleagues for feedback.


Lorenza Antonucci, German Kennedy Memorial Fellow 2022-2023

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a citizen of a European Union member state other than Germany. Candidates from Germany should apply for the John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellowship for German nationals through a separate process directly to the DAAD.
  • Pursue an independent project on modern Europe in the social sciences.
  • Possess a Ph.D. at the time of application. (Please note that applications from students in a degree program at the time of application submission will not be considered).
  • Have completed their Ph.D. degree no more than 8 years prior to the application and have a track record of academic publications.
  • Commit to be in residence at CES for a total of 10 months; applicants considered may not hold concurrent academic appointments.
  • Be fluent in English.
  • Preference is given to applicants who intend to pursue academic careers in Europe.

How to Apply

Applications for the 2024-2025 academic year have now closed.

Scholars interested in applying are encouraged to review the following pages for additional information: