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Frederic Conger Wood Research Fellowship

Art shop in Freetown Christiania, Copenhagen, Denmark

Application Deadline: March 13, 2023

Established in 1993 with a generous bequest from the estate of Cornell alumnus and trustee, Frederic Conger Wood, the Frederic Conger Wood Research Fellowships support research in Europe by undergraduates.

Undergraduates from all colleges are invited to submit applications to pursue research projects and internships focused on Europe. In a typical year, during the summer, Wood Fellows spend 2-8 weeks of field study in Europe and on their return write up the results of their research, often in the form of an honors thesis. Interested students are encouraged to prepare a proposal with the assistance of a faculty or staff advisor.

Funding Options

  • 5-6 week internship/project at 20 hours per week = $1,500
  • 5-6 week internship/project at 40 hours per week = $3,000
  • 8-10 week internship/project at 20 hours per week = $3,000

Funding will be distributed through bursar accounts to be made available for use in Summer 2022.


  • 4-5 page project proposal (double-spaced)
  • Budget (identify the level of funding requested using the options in the description above)
  • Bibliography
  • 1 letter of recommendation*
The online application form requires applicants to provide the name and email address of a faculty and/or staff recommender. Once the application has been submitted, the online system automatically generates a notification email to the recommenders, letting them know a student application has been received that lists them as a recommender. From there, each recommender is instructed on how to log in and upload a recommendation letter. The submission deadline for a letter of recommendation is March 21st, 2022. 

Contact IES with questions about this award.

Additional Information

Funding Type

  • Fellowship


  • Student