Indiana University Bloomington

 

European Union Center

 

Mellon Foundation West European Endowment Research and Travel Awards

Research and conference travel for graduate students

The West European Studies Center offers graduate students working on West European topics research and conference travel awards as well as support for formal language training programs.  These WEST programs for graduate students are funded under a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

WEST Graduate Student Professional Development Grant

To help graduate students in West European area studies who require modest support for research related travel or travel for participation in a structured academic internship program or formal language training programs. The research, internship or language program must focus on topics related to contemporary West European studies or a modern West European language. Research funds are to be used to conduct preliminary thesis or dissertation feasibility studies or to compile evidence for their master’s thesis or dissertation. WEST domestic research travel grants will normally not exceed $300 and international grants will normally not exceed $750.

Priority is given to students pursuing an MA in West European Studies or a doctoral minor in West European Studies.

Deadlines: October 15 & April 1

WEST Graduate Student Conference Travel Grant

To help graduate students present their research on contemporary West European topics at major association meetings and conferences. Student travel reimbursement may be applied to minimum airfare or mileage (per IU guidelines), lodging, and conference registration fee. Conference travel awards will normally not exceed $350 for U.S. conferences and $500 for international conferences. A formal paper is required, and students should submit the paper and letter of acceptanc with their application. No retroactive awards will be made.

Priority is given to students pursuing an MA in West European Studies or a doctoral minor in West European Studies.

Deadlines: October 15 and April 1

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