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Manon Michels Einaudi Grant

The deadline for this opportunity has passed.
Application Deadline: March 8, 2024
Application Timeframe: Spring
Aix-en-Provence, France - Photo credit: Jackqueline Frost, Manon Michels Einaudi Grant Recipient


This graduate research grant offered in the name of Manon Michels Einaudi honors the memory of a Cornell faculty wife and mother whose life exemplified much of the beauty of Western civilization.

One award is given each year for graduate research in a field close to Mrs. Einaudi's own interests: European art and architecture; art history; literature; philosophy; and culture. Graduate students in those fields whose research is in Europe and who are recommended by their faculty committee are eligible.

The primary aim of the Manon Einaudi Grant is to help Cornell doctoral candidates explore possible topics or otherwise launch their dissertation work, although applications from students whose dissertations are already in progress may also be considered if funding is available.  


  • The quality and feasibility of the applicant's research proposal
  • Evidence that funded research focused on Europe will advance the applicant’s doctoral program
  • Applicant's academic performance and qualifications to complete the proposed project
  • Strength of the applicant's letters of recommendation


  • 4-5 page project proposal (double-spaced) with bibliography
  • Project budget
  • 1 letter of recommendation

Winners receive up to $4,000 in funding, distributed through their bursar account. The Manon Michels Einaudi Grant competition is conducted together with the IES Graduate Research Grant and Michele Sicca Grant competitions. Candidates submit a single application and are automatically considered for each of the awards.

The online application form requires applicants to provide the names and email addresses of faculty 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 15, 2024.

Contact IES with questions about this award.

Additional Information

Funding Type

  • Fellowship


  • Student