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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.

IES Undergraduate Funding

Global Summer Internships
We offer annual internships for undergraduates in European countries, supported by the Einaudi Center for International Studies. Students receive a stipend for spending 6 weeks in a research-related internship hosted in a European country. For more Global Summer internships, click here.

Research fellowships/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.

Language training
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.

IES Graduate Student Funding

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.

Dissertation fellowships
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.

Faculty Funding
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.

Other opportunities

Broader additional research and language study opportunities are available for faculty and students with a European study focus through the Einaudi Center for International Studies. All these opportunities are listed below.

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The Einaudi Center's faculty seed grant program advances international research and education at Cornell and supports international activities and events.
The purpose of this award is to support Cornell undergraduate students while they continue their language studies in countries where a Slavic language is spoken. 
A full semester or year of funding available to graduate students in modern European government, history, economics, and related social science fields. 
Do you need to travel internationally for your short-term research or field work? The Einaudi Center sponsors academic travel for individual Cornell graduate and professional students. If you’re traveling between the United States and a host country for activities directly related to your dissertation or thesis research—or for other academic experiences in the international arena—Einaudi can help you get there. 
$3,500 awarded for graduate research in these fields: European art and architecture; art history; literature; philosophy; and culture.
$3,000 award for students from all fields of study pursuing research projects focused on Europe.
Award available to graduate students in any field of study whose research is focused on the study of Europe.
Established in 1993 with a generous bequest from the estate of Cornell alumnus and trustee, Frederic Conger Wood, the fellowship supports research in Europe by undergraduates.