Each year, IES administers funding competitions to support the study of European languages, culture, and society. Fellowships and grants are available for faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates. The awards facilitate the development of thought leadership and discovery in the area of European studies.
Learn more about past students' experiences with internships and fellowships in Europe.
Global Summer Internships
We offer annual internships for undergraduates in European countries, supported by the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies. Students receive a stipend for spending 6 weeks in a research-related internship hosted in a European country. Learn more about Global Summer internships.
Every year, IES supports several undergraduates’ summer travel to Europe to conduct independent research projects in European countries through the Frederic Conger Wood Fellowship, and the Susan Tarrow Fellowship.
The Michael J. Harum Memorial Award supports Cornell undergraduates studying Slavic languages to continue their language study in countries where Slavic languages are spoken, or to engage in research related to these countries.
Small Research Grants
IES sponsors several graduate students for travel to Europe to conduct pre-dissertation research, as well as to finish writing dissertations on Europe-related themes through the Michelle Sicca, Manon Michels, and IES Graduate Research grants. The typical amount of funding is $3500.
Two one-semester Luigi Einaudi Graduate Dissertation Fellowships or one full-year fellowship are available every year for field work in Europe. These fellowships provide a regular graduate school stipend, as well as health insurance and in-absentia fees.
The IES Faculty Research Pods are a new initiative designed to bring together small teams of researchers from across Cornell, who collaborate to organize activities focused on a research theme related to European Studies.
Broader additional research and language study opportunities are available for faculty and students with a European study focus through the Einaudi Center. All these opportunities are listed below.