Graduate Student Funding


The European Institute offers summer travel grants to master’s students to support research and unpaid internships in Europe.

Students in any terminal master’s-level programs in any school of the university (M.A., MPA, M.Sc., etc.) may apply. The grants are not available to students in doctoral programs, including programs that offer a master’s degree on the way to the doctorate. Only continuing students are eligible. Students in the Modern European Studies MA program are eligible for separate thesis research grants.

EI Master’s Research Travel Grants fund travel to libraries, archives, and other sites for research in Europe related to a master’s thesis or other final project for the degree. A version of the master’s thesis prospect is the main component of the application. EI Master’s Internship Travel Grants fund travel to the site of an unpaid internship in Europe. The internship does not have to be confirmed at the time of application, although it must be verified before receiving funding.

Grants will not be awarded for Fall 2017.

2014 Recipients

Katherine Hughes, MA, International and World History: Research in Paris on diplomacy during the Vietnam War

Brett Ostrum, MA, Museum Anthropology: Internship with the Gournia Excavation Project in Crete

Marina Pera, MA, Sociology: Research in Spain on the Spanish mortgage crisis and social mobilization

Kate Reggev, MS, Historic Preservation: Research in Ireland and Germany on renovations to historic buildings

Cameron Vanderscoff, MA, Oral History: Research in England on comparative ethics of attending to trauma

Past Recipients

2013

Michael Csar, MFA, Theatre Arts: Research in London, Vienna, Salzburg, and Amsterdam on performing arts management

Shulamit Eisen, MPH, Mailman School of Public Health: Internship with Brook Northern Ireland, a provider of sexual health services

Erica Fugger, MA, Oral History: Research in Dordogne, France, on a Buddhist monastery

Carla Hung, MA, Anthropology: Research in Rome on political asylum seekers

Shadiya Kureshi, MIA, SIPA: Internship with OECD in Paris

Juliette Premmereur, MA, Art History: Internship at Kunsthalle Zürich

Jan Stockmann, MA, International and World History: Internship in Brussels at ARD German TV

Charlie Woodward, MA, International and World History: Research in Florence and Luxembourg on Britain’s 1975 referendum on EEC membership

2012

Daria Kirilenko, MIA, SIPA: Internship with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Moscow

Benjamin Rattenbury, MIA, SIPA: Internship with the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Germany

Alina Smyslova, MIA, SIPA: Internship with the Belgrade Center for Security Policy

2011

Emin Amrullayev, MPA, SIPA: Internship with the UN Economic Commission for Europe in Geneva

Paula Cerutti, MIA, SIPA: Internship at The Guardian in London

Christopher Wilkins, MIA, SIPA: Internship at the European Space Policy Institute in Vienna

2010

Ethan Arrow, MIA, SIPA: Internship with the UN Economic Commission for Europe in Geneva

Matthew Purcell, MPA, SIPA: Internship with the US Mission to the UN in Geneva

The European Institute offers summer travel grants to master’s students to support research and unpaid internships in Europe.

Students in any terminal master’s-level programs in any school of the university (M.A., MPA, M.Sc., etc.) may apply. The grants are not available to students in doctoral programs, including programs that offer a master’s degree on the way to the doctorate. Only continuing students are eligible. Students in the Modern European Studies MA program are eligible for separate thesis research grants.

EI Master’s Research Travel Grants fund travel to libraries, archives, and other sites for research in Europe related to a master’s thesis or other final project for the degree. A version of the master’s thesis prospect is the main component of the application. EI Master’s Internship Travel Grants fund travel to the site of an unpaid internship in Europe. The internship does not have to be confirmed at the time of application, although it must be verified before receiving funding.

Grants will not be awarded for Fall 2017.

2014 Recipients

Katherine Hughes, MA, International and World History: Research in Paris on diplomacy during the Vietnam War

Brett Ostrum, MA, Museum Anthropology: Internship with the Gournia Excavation Project in Crete

Marina Pera, MA, Sociology: Research in Spain on the Spanish mortgage crisis and social mobilization

Kate Reggev, MS, Historic Preservation: Research in Ireland and Germany on renovations to historic buildings

Cameron Vanderscoff, MA, Oral History: Research in England on comparative ethics of attending to trauma

Past Recipients

2013

Michael Csar, MFA, Theatre Arts: Research in London, Vienna, Salzburg, and Amsterdam on performing arts management

Shulamit Eisen, MPH, Mailman School of Public Health: Internship with Brook Northern Ireland, a provider of sexual health services

Erica Fugger, MA, Oral History: Research in Dordogne, France, on a Buddhist monastery

Carla Hung, MA, Anthropology: Research in Rome on political asylum seekers

Shadiya Kureshi, MIA, SIPA: Internship with OECD in Paris

Juliette Premmereur, MA, Art History: Internship at Kunsthalle Zürich

Jan Stockmann, MA, International and World History: Internship in Brussels at ARD German TV

Charlie Woodward, MA, International and World History: Research in Florence and Luxembourg on Britain’s 1975 referendum on EEC membership

2012

Daria Kirilenko, MIA, SIPA: Internship with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Moscow

Benjamin Rattenbury, MIA, SIPA: Internship with the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Germany

Alina Smyslova, MIA, SIPA: Internship with the Belgrade Center for Security Policy

2011

Emin Amrullayev, MPA, SIPA: Internship with the UN Economic Commission for Europe in Geneva

Paula Cerutti, MIA, SIPA: Internship at The Guardian in London

Christopher Wilkins, MIA, SIPA: Internship at the European Space Policy Institute in Vienna

2010

Ethan Arrow, MIA, SIPA: Internship with the UN Economic Commission for Europe in Geneva

Matthew Purcell, MPA, SIPA: Internship with the US Mission to the UN in Geneva

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