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Funding Opportunities for Graduate Research in Europe

GRADUATE

Thesis or Dissertation 

American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE) – Freeman Fellowship is created to recognize a graduate student achievement and to aid the candidate to vest engineering works in any part of the world.  Region: European Wide. Deadline: February 10 annually. 

Link :http://www.asce.org/Student-Organizations/Scholarships-and-Fellowships/Freeman-Fellowship/ 

 

Cambridge Overseas Trust - Offers scholarships to PhD and Masters students who wish to study abroad in the fields of Science, Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Country: European Wide. Deadline varies. 

Link: http://www.cambridgetrust.org/scholarships/

 

Canon Collins Trust - Offers funding to nationals from Southern African Countries who wish to pursue a postgraduate degree in European Countries. Countries: United Kingdom or Ireland. Deadline varies.

Link: http://www.canoncollins.org.uk/ukmasters.html

 

Chevening Scholarships Program – Offers a variety of funding opportunities to graduate students (usually for Master’s degree) in any field at any University of the UK. Country: United Kingdom. Deadline varies.

Link: http://www.chevening.org/

 

Council for European Studies Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowships in European Studies - Fund two months’ travel to Europe to conduct the exploratory phase of a projected dissertation project in the social sciences or humanities which will require a subsequent stay in Europe. Region: European wide.

Link: https://councilforeuropeanstudies.org/grants-and-awards/pre-dissertation-research

 

DAAD German Studies Research Grant - Funds research visits to universities or non-universities institutes, archives and research institutes in Germany. Country: Germany. Deadline: Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Link: https://www.daad.org/germanstudies

 

DAAD Practical Traineeships for Foreign Students of Natural and Technical Sciences, Agriculture and Forestry (IAESTE) – Supports Internships in commercial enterprises, research and higher education institutes. Countries: Germany, Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom. Deadline: depends on country.

Link: http://www.iaeste.org/

 

DAAD Research Grants – One-Year Grants for a research project or course of continuing education at a state or state-recognized institution of higher education in Germany or a non-university research institute, which is being carried out in coordination with an academic adviser in Germany. Country: Germany. 

 Link: https://www.daad.de/deutschland/en/

 

DAAD Research Grants – Cotutelle Doctoral Programmes - Offered for research periods at a state or state-recognized university in Germany for the purpose of writing a doctoral thesis, which is supervised and completed in two countries (co-tutelle procedure). Country: Germany.

Link: https://www.daad.de/deutschland/en/ 

 

DAAD University  Summer  Courses - Offered in Germany for Foreign Students and Graduates. Funds attendance of language and area studies courses as well as special language / terminology courses that are offered by state or state-recognized German universities and by affiliated language schools.

Link: https://www.daad.de/deutschland/en/

 

DLR – DAAD Research Fellowships – To fund research in the fields of Aeronautics, Space, Transportation, Energy. Country: Germany. Deadline: depending on field.

Link: https://www.daad.de/deutschland/en/

 

Einaudi International Research Travel Grants - Travel support for Cornell University graduate students conducting short-term research and/or field work in countries outside the United States. Region: European wide.

Link:http://einaudi.cornell.edu/travel_grants

 

ENS de Lyon - Ampere Scholarships of Excellence - Provide students with the opportunity to enroll in one of the ENS de Lyon Masters programs in the Exact Sciences, the Arts or the Human and Social Sciences. Country: France. 

Link: http://www.ens-lyon.eu/international/scholarships-for-international-students-221540.kjsp?RH=ENS-LYON-ANG-STUDYIN&RF=ENS-LYON-GB-Scholars

 

Erasmus Mundus Join Masters (EMMCs) - Offers a list of 138 Masters courses, open to all disciplines, and its corresponding scholarships. Region: European Wide. Deadline: depends on courses.

Link: http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/index_en.htm

 

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowships -  Support to individual doctoral students who conduct research in other countries, in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of six to 12 months. Region: European wide. Deadline: Three (3) weeks after the application opens. 

Link: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpsddrap/applicant.html

 

Fulbright U.S. Study/research Grant - Allows the Applicants to design their own projects and will typically work with advisers at foreign universities or other institutes of higher education. Program requirements vary by country. Country: Any European country (except Belarus and Lichtenstein). Deadline: will vary depending on country. 

Link: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/about/types-of-grants/study-research

 

Fulbright U.S. Student Travel Grants were designed to supplement an award from any source that does not provide for international travel or to supplement a student's own funds for study/research. Country: Germany, Italy and Hungary.

Link: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/about/types-of-grants/study-research

 

Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Program - Places recent college graduates and young professionals as English teaching assistants in primary and secondary schools or universities overseas. Region: European wide (except Belarus and Lichtenstein). Deadline: depends on country.

Link: http://exchanges.state.gov/us/program/fulbright-english-teaching-assistant-program 

 

Harriman-CES Pre-dissertation Research Fellowship in Central and East European Studies -  Includes a $4,000 stipend, travel support for attending and presenting at the International Conference of Europeanists, and the opportunity to publish in Perspectives on Europe, a semi-annual journal of the Council for European Studies. Region: Central and Eastern Europe. Deadline: check website for updates. 

Link: https://councilforeuropeanstudies.org/grants-and-awards 

 

J. William Fulbright - Hillary Rodham Clinton Fellowship - Provides opportunities for U.S. citizens to serve in professional placements in a foreign government ministry or institution in partner governments. European Country: Kosovo. Region: European wide.

Link: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/about/types-of-grants/fulbright-clinton-fellowships

 

Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowships in European Studies - Intended to facilitate the timely completion of the doctoral degree by late-stage graduate students in the humanities working on Europe. Region: European wide.

Link: https://councilforeuropeanstudies.org/grants-and-awards/dissertation-completion

 

Oxford University – Rhodes Scholarships - For graduate students interested in studying in this University in any field, covering all University and College fees, a personal stipend and air fares. Region: United Kingdom. Deadline: Mid-August every year. 

Link: http://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk/rhodesscholarship/about-the-rhodes-scholarships

 

Sigma Delta Epsilon Awards to Graduate Women in Science - Offers funding to women interested in building a research career in the sciences in the US or abroad. Region: European wide.

Link: http://www.gwis.org/?page=fellowship_program

 

Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) - Offers several scholarships to graduate students whose grades are above average and intend on pursuing a career in applied geophysics or a closely related field. Region: European wide.

Link: http://www.seg.org/web/foundation/programs/scholarship

 

Study Portals Scholarship - Awards a 1000euro scholarship to help cover study abroad ambitions and is also a great tool to search for funding opportunities. Region: European wide. Deadline: on a rolling basis (awards announced every three months).

Link: http://www.studyportals.eu/scholarship/

 

University of Gothenburg Study Scholarship - Covers the tuition fee for the student study program of those who wish to study in Sweden. Country: Sweden. Deadline: February 3rd each year.

Link: http://www.gu.se/english/research/scholarships/gu/

 

University of Zurich UZH for Researchers- Consist of a scholarship that supports promising young academics who would like to work on a PhD thesis, a postdoctoral work or a habilitation at the university.

Link: http://www.researchers.uzh.ch/promotion/forschungskredit_en.html

 

Zonta International Foundation - Amelia Earhart Fellowships - Helps talented women, pursuing advanced studies in the typically male-dominated fields of aerospace-related sciences and aerospace-related engineering, achieve their educational goals. The Fellowship enables these women to invest in state-of-the-art computers to conduct their research, purchase expensive books and resource materials, and participate in specialized studies around the globe. Region: European wide.

Link: http://www.zonta.org/WhatWeDo/InternationalPrograms/AmeliaEarhartFellowship.aspx

 

Postdoctoral 

American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE) - Freeman Fellowship - Created to recognize a graduate student achievement and to aid the candidate to vest engineering works in any part of the world.  Region: European Wide. Deadline: February 10 annually. 

Link: http://www.asce.org/Student-Organizations/Scholarships-and-Fellowships/Freeman-Fellowship/

 

AXA Research Fund – Post Doctoral Fellowships - Supports Innovative and cutting-edge projects in the following three areas: Environmental risks, Life risks, Socio-economic risks. Country: European Wide. 

Link: http://www.axa-research.org/post-doctoral-fellowships

 

Carlos III-Juan March Institute – Postdoc Research Fellowships in the Social Sciences - Invites postdoctoral candidate students who wish to continue their studies in the fields of Comparative Politics, Political economy or international relations. Country: Spain

Link: http://www.march.es/ceacs/convocatorias/?l=2

 

DAAD Practical Traineeships for Foreign Students of Natural and Technical Sciences, Agriculture and Forestry (IAESTE) – Supports internships in commercial enterprises, research and higher education institutes. Countries: Germany, Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom. Deadline: depends on country. 

Link: http://www.iaeste.org/

 

DAAD – German Studies Research Grant - Funds research visits to universities or non-universities institutes, archives and research institutes in Germany. Country: Germany. Deadline: Applications accepted on a rolling basis. 

Link: https://www.daad.org/germanstudies

 

DAAD Study Scholarships for Foreign Graduates in the fields of Architecture; Music; Performing Arts or Fine Art; or Film, Design/Visual Communication - Fund a postgraduate degree leading to a final qualification, or a complementary course that does not lead to a final qualification (not an undergraduate course) at a state or state-recognized German university or in one of the appropriate study programs at a university of applied sciences of your choice. Country: Germany

 Link: https://www.daad.de/deutschland/en/

 

European Research Council - Advanced Investigators Grant (Social Sciences and Humanities) - Provides an opportunity to established scientists and scholars to pursue frontier research of their choice. Without restriction to particular areas of research, these grants will support the very best of research to be conducted in Europe, adding value to research investments at the national level. Region: European Wide.

Link: http://erc.europa.eu/advanced-grants

 

European Research Council - Starting Grants - Aim to support up-and-coming research leaders who are about to establish a proper research team and to start conducting independent research in Europe. Region: European Wide. Deadline depends on program. 

Link: http://erc.europa.eu/funding-schemes

 

European Unversity Institute - Jean Monnet Fellowships - Offers yearly between 15 and 20 fellowships to post-docs in an early stage of their academic career. During their stay at the RSCAS, fellows work on a selected topic that fits well in the overall research profile of the RSCAS and they are expected to participate actively in the academic life of the Centre and of the European University Institute. Region: European Wide. 

Link: http://www.eui.eu/ServicesAndAdmin/AcademicService/Fellowships/JeanMonnetFellowships/Index.aspx

 

European University Institute - Max Weber Fellowships - Europe’s largest postdoctoral program in the social sciences and is funded by the European Commission. Max Weber Fellowships are for 1 or 2 years and are open to candidates who have received a doctorate in economics, social and political sciences, law or history within the last 5 years. Region: European Wide

Link: http://www.eui.eu/ProgrammesAndFellowships/MaxWeberProgramme/Index.aspx

 

Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorates (EMJDs) - Offers fellowships for doctoral programs starting in the academic year 2014-2015. These doctoral-level training and research programs offer fellowships covering up to three years of doctoral activities. Region: European Wide. Deadline: depends on courses. 

Link: http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus_mundus/index_en.php

 

Freie Universität Berlin- Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies - Offers up to one-year of research support at the Freie Universität Berlin. It is open to scholars in all social science and humanities disciplines, including historians working on the period since the mid-19th century. Region: Germany and European Wide

Link: http://userpage.fu-berlin.de/~bprogram/

 

Fulbright U.S. Student Travel Grants - Designed to supplement an award from any source that does not provide for international travel or to supplement a student's own funds for study/research. Country: Germany, Italy and Hungary

Link: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/about/types-of-grants/study-research

 

Nuffield College – Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellows (PPRFs)in Sociology- Supports two postdoctoral candidates to wishing to undertake research in any area of Sociology. Country: United Kingdom. 

Link: http://www.nuffield.ox.ac.uk/About/Vacancies/Pages/Vacancies.aspx

 

Nuffield College – Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Economics - Offers Postdoctoral Research Fellowship openings for candidates working in Economics who have recently been awarded a doctoral degree or will have by December 2015. Country: United Kingdom.

Link: http://www.economics.ox.ac.uk/Vacancy/postdoctoral-research-fellowship-in-economics-4

 

Nuffield College – Jemolo Fellowship - To enable both Italian researchers and non-Italian scholars carrying out work on Italy to spend a period at the College to pursue research, further study or advanced training. The fields covered by the Fellowship are Economics, Sociology, Political Science, Modern History and Public Law. Country: United Kingdom and Italy.

Link:http://www.nuffield.ox.ac.uk/About/Vacancies/Pages/Jemolo%20Fellowship.aspx

 

Rand Corporation Transatlantic Post-Doc Fellowship for International Relations and Security - Candidates who have recently received their doctorate in social and political sciences or economics and whose research focuses on topics of international relations and security. Fellowships are granted for a duration of 24 months to prepare Fellows for an international career in policy-oriented research. Countries: Poland, Germany, France, Belgium, Finland, Sweden, Norway. Deadline:  Usually February of every year. 

Link:http://www.rand.org/about/edu_op/fellowships/transatlantic/

 

Swiss National Science Foundation – Grants for Doctoral Students in Humanities and Social Sciences - Offers funding to promising researchers matriculated at a Swiss university who wish to write a dissertation in the humanities and social sciences on a topic of their own choice. Country: Switzerland. Deadline: 10 March and 10 September annually. 

Link:http://www.snf.ch/en/funding/careers/docch/Pages/default.aspx

 

University of London – Visiting Research Fellowships - Allows applicants to spend a significant period of time at the Institute undertaking their own research. Country: United Kingdom. Deadline:  No Deadline. 

Link: http://www.sas.ac.uk/support-research/fellowships/visiting-fellowships

 

University of Gothenburg – Philosophical Faculties Scholarships - Awarded to students who wish to complete a doctoral study in Philosophy in the University of Gothenburg. Country: Sweden. Deadline: June 30 each year. 

Link:http://www.gu.se/english/research/scholarships/gu/

 

University of Gothenburg – Study Scholarship - Covers the tuition fee for the student study program of those who wish to study in Sweden. Country: Sweden. Deadline: February 3 annually. 

Link: http://www.gu.se/english/research/scholarships/gu/

 

University of Zurich – Forschungskredit - Consist of a scholarship that supports promising young academics who would like to work on a PhD thesis, a postdoctoral work or a habilitation at the university. Country: Switzerland

Link:http://www.researchers.uzh.ch/promotion/forschungskredit_en.html