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Graduate Student Affiliation

Graduate Student Affiliate Alex Mierke-Zatwarnicki, Ph.D. Student in Government

Graduate students are a vital part of the CES community and have been central to the Center’s mission since its founding in 1969. Harvard and MIT graduate students in the Social Sciences with an interest and research area focus in Europe are encouraged to apply to become graduate student affiliates of CES. Graduate students are eligible to apply from their first year of graduate school studies.

Benefits of Affiliation

Graduate student affiliates enjoy the following benefits:

  • Participation in the CES Dissertation Workshop to receive ongoing constructive feedback and support from faculty and peers
  • The possibility to serve on the CES Steering Committee and participate in the Center's activities and governance
  • Preferential access to invite-only CES events and off-the-record discussions
  • Eligibility to request desk space at the Center for up to four semesters (space is very limited, priority is given to third and fourth year students)
  • Dedicated specific funding to support student-led lectures, seminars, and other initiatives that are organized at CES

How to Apply

Former CES Graduate Student Affiliate, Stefan Belijean (Graduated Spring 2019)

CES proudly welcomes all current graduate students, including first year graduate students, to apply for affiliation.

Interested candidates should submit the following materials in one PDF or separate PDFs (PDFs only please):

  • Current curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Cover letter requesting affiliation, describing your current research studies and how graduate affiliation with CES will further your interests and objectives as well as how you can get involved with CES
  • One letter of recommendation (ideally from an advisor, teaching fellow, or head of department)

Applications for graduate student affiliation to begin the 2024-2025 academic year are open until March 8, 2024.

Any additional questions pertaining to graduate student affiliation, including where to send your materials, can be directed to CES Program Coordinator Laura Falloon.