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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.

Applications for the summer of 2024 are now open and will close at 11:59pm on February 9, 2024.

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 via CARAT:

  • 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.

Justin Hu (Romance Languages & Literature, History 2024) – 2023 Senior Thesis Grant Recipient

Past Senior Thesis Grant Recipients (2012-2022)

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