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Senior Thesis Grants

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.

Sara Bobok (AB '19) was awarded a Thomas Hoopes Prize for her senior thesis supported by CES and featured as a stellar graduate..

Grant Restrictions and Considerations

2021 Senior Thesis Grant Recipients

The following students received Senior Thesis Grants. View the list of recipients here.

Francesco Rolando is recognized as a stellar graduate of 2021 for his senior thesis supported by CES.

Past Senior Thesis Grant Recipients

How to apply

In preparation for working on a senior thesis, students are encouraged to attend the Center's Thesis Workshop for Juniors. Students interested in applying for a senior thesis grant should submit the following documents via CARAT:

  • Current CV/Resume
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • Proposal (750 Words)
  • Letter of Recommendation (One)
  • Detailed Budget

For information on the application cycle and other questions, please contact Carrie Rosenblum, CES Program Manager.

Senior Thesis Conference

Each year, recipients of a CES Senior Thesis Grant have the opportunity to participate in the Senior Thesis Conference. At the conference, students presents their preliminary research findings and receive invaluable feedback from faculty and CES fellows. Watch the 2017 Senior Thesis presentations trailer.

Julia Fine, Emily Brother, Fiona Fitzgerald and Kate Brady were among the 2018 Senior Thesis Conference presenters.

During the summer of 2018, 13 students traveled to Europe on a CES Senior Thesis Grant to conduct research. They shared their impressions of researching and living in Europe here.

Student Profiles – Researching in Europe

Sara Bobok won the prestigious Hoopes Prize for her thesis on right-wing youth in Hungary.
Margot Mai '18 and Stergios Dinopoulos '17 were recipients of the CES senior thesis grants in 2017.

Three win prestigious Hoopes Prize

Three win prestigious Hoopes Prize

May 13, 2019

Three CES Senior Thesis Grant Recipients Sara Bobok, Emily Brothers and Julia Fine were awarded the prestigious Thomas Temple Hoopes Prize for their outstanding research. These students spent their junior summer in Europe to conduct research for their senior thesis and were nominated by their advisors including Maya Jasanoff, CES Resident Faculty, and Nicolas Prevelakis, CES Local Affiliate.