Jean Monnet Graduate Fellowship

DEADLINE: February 1, 2016

The Center for European Studies and the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies are offering summer grants of $5,000 to advanced graduate students working on contemporary or historical issues relating to Europe. The grant aims to foster projects that are, to a significant measure, about Europe, and that address trans-national or pan-European topics in a substantive way.

It is expected that during the spring and/or summer of 2016 the grantees, in consultation with faculty advisor(s), will devote twelve weeks of full-time work to their projects. Fellows are strongly encouraged to enroll in the European Studies Proseminar (EURO 600) the following academic year. 

Students in professional schools and graduate programs are eligible to apply. The fellowship is limited to returning students; students in the last year of terminal degree programs are not eligible.

Applicants should submit the following:

  • Jean Monnet Graduate Fellowship Application
  • 2-3 page proposal describing the project, including its topic, aims, method, and anticipated scholarly contribution. Include the proposed period of full-time work on the project.
  • Letter of recommendation from a University of Michigan faculty member (preferably the student’s advisor)
  • Current transcript (or permission for CES to electronically access it)
  • Current CV

Application materials in electronic form are to be submitted by February 1, 2016 to Julie Burnett, Academic Services Coordinator, at For further information please contact Julie Burnett.