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Senior Thesis Grants

The Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES) offers summer research travel grants for senior thesis writers to explore topics on political, historical, economic, social, cultural, and intellectual trends in modern or contemporary Europe.

Diego Flores (History & Literature, Secondary Field in Government, 2024) conducted research in Spain for his senior thesis.
Diego Flores

Applications for the summer of 2024 have now closed.

Fiona Brennan (Government, 2024) traveled to Ireland to conduct her research in 2023.

Application Overview


To apply for a senior thesis grant, student should submit the following documents:

  • Current resume
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Proposal (750 words)
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Detailed budget


In preparation for working on a senior thesis, students are encouraged to attend the Center's Thesis Workshop for Juniors.

Hazel Koh (Romance Languages & Literature, 2025) – 2024 Senior Thesis Grant Recipient

Past Senior Thesis Grant Recipients (2012-2023)

Henry Haimo (History, 2024)

Albana Shehaj
Albana Shehaj

Questions? Contact us.

Program Manager, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University; Visiting Scholar 2019-2021, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University