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Luigi Einaudi Graduate Dissertation Fellowship

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Application Deadline: March 14, 2022

The Luigi Einaudi Graduate Dissertation Fellowship is a full-year fellowship available to graduate students in modern European government, history, economics, and related social science fields.


This fellowship is designed to enable a graduate student to conduct field and archival research focused on Europe for a period of up to one year (but not shorter than six months). To be eligible, applicants must have completed the "A" exam in their department, or have an exam date scheduled prior to submitting their application, and have a dissertation project approved by their special committee.

  • Quality of the research proposal in a social science field
  • Validity and feasibility of the applicant’s research project
  • Research and professional qualifications
  • Strength of the student’s academic performance and letters of recommendation


  • 8-10 page project proposal (double-spaced)
  • Bibliography
  • 2 letters of recommendation

The award consists of a graduate student stipend for 2 semesters, in-absentia fees, and enrollment in Cornell's student health insurance plan (SHIP). 

The online application form requires applicants to provide the names and email addresses of faculty and/or staff recommenders. The online system automatically generates a notification email to the recommenders with instructions 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