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Dissertation Research Fellowships

Colin Brown, Harvard College Fellow in Government, received a Dissertation Research Fellowship from CES in 2011. He earned a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Department of Government at Harvard in 2015.

CES believes strongly that a vital part of the training of future Europeanists is the ability to conduct fieldwork in the region. Thanks to an endowment originally provided by the Krupp Foundation, the Center is able to provide a year of support for dissertation research abroad to large numbers of students.


Past Fellowship Recipients


Application Overview

  • Dissertation Research Fellowships fund Harvard doctoral students in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and MIT doctoral students in the social sciences who plan to spend six to twelve months in Europe conducting dissertation research. Only in exceptional circumstances, doctoral students in law, design, government, and education can be considered if the case applies.
  • Applicants must have completed two years of graduate school and have passed their general examinations, but they can be at any stage of research.
  • Topics should focus on political, historical, economic, social, cultural, and intellectual trends, and public policy in modern or contemporary Europe (roughly 1750 – present).
  • The fellowship cannot be deferred and must be used within the twelve-month period for which it is awarded.
  • The award covers the Harvard active file fee and individual health insurance (HUSHP Supplemental Insurance only).
  • The application form with detailed instructions can be downloaded here.
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