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Krupp Foundation Dissertation Research Fellowships

The Krupp Foundation Dissertation Research Fellowship funds 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. The Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES) considers applications by doctoral students in law, design, government, and education in exceptional circumstances, and proposals must have the support of a CES-affiliated faculty member.

Kelly Brignac (Ph.D. '21) received a Krupp Foundation Dissertation Research Fellowship in 2018-2019.
Kelly Brignac

How to Apply

Applications for the 2023-2024 academic year are now open via CARAT. The deadline for submission is February 10, 2023.

Application Overview

  • Krupp Foundation Dissertation Research Fellowship funds Harvard doctoral students in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and MIT doctoral students in the social sciences who plan to spend significant time in Europe conducting dissertation research (no less than five months for a half-year DRF and no less than nine months for a full DRF). CES considers applications by doctoral students in law, design, government, and education in exceptional circumstances, and these proposals must have the support of a CES-affiliated faculty member.
  • The fellowship supports dissertation topics that focus on political, historical, economic, social, cultural, and intellectual trends, or public policy issues in modern or contemporary Europe (roughly 1750–present).
  • Eligible applicants must have completed two years of graduate school and have passed their general examinations. There are no specific requirements for the stage of their research.
  • The Krupp DRF also covers the Harvard Active File Fee (AFF) and the Harvard University Student Health Insurance Program (SHIP). MIT students will be issued the equivalent funds and may apply them to their institutional fees and health insurance.

Krupp Foundation Dissertation Research Fellowship Recipients (2013-2021)


Fellowship Awardee Spotlights

An interview with Kelly Brignac (Ph.D. '21)

10 Months in Berlin

Stefan Beljean (Ph.D. '19) spent ten months in Berlin conducting fieldwork in German secondary schools as part of his dissertation research. He shared his experiences here.

Stefan Beljean (Ph.D. '19) received a Krupp Foundation Dissertation Research Fellowship in 2017.
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