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The Council for European Studies (CES) invites eligible graduate students to apply for the 2016 Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowships. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon foundation, each fellowship includes a $25,000 stipend as well as assistance in securing reimbursements or waivers for up to $3500 in eligible health insurance and candidacy fees.

Winners of the Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowships are also expected to participate in a number of professional development activities sponsored by the Council of European Studies for the benefit of its fellows and designed to support early career development.

Eligibility: Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowships are intended to facilitate the timely completion of the doctoral degree by late-stage graduate students focused on topics in European Studies. To be eligible for the award each applicant:

  • Must be ABD and have no more than one full year of dissertation work remaining at the start of the fellowship year as certified by his or her dissertation advisor;
  • Must have exhausted the dissertation completion funding normally provided by his or her academic department or university;
  • Must be working on a topic within or substantially overlapping European Studies;
  • Must be enrolled in an institution that is a member of the CES Academic Consortium. (A full list of Academic Consortium member institutions is provided on our website.)

Deadlines: Applications are due, along with all supporting materials, on or before January 26, 2016.