More Fellowships Abroad: Next Stop, Europe!

Mar 05, 2012

While on our ProFellow tour, I talked quite a bit about how much I love traveling and how I have used fellowships to fund my experiences abroad – including Germany, the U.K. and now New Zealand. Lucky for us, a few seminar participants provided leads on some great fellowships in Europe, ones that are going to go on my fellowship “bucket list”.

Tufts doctoral student Cecile Rouleau told me about The Chateaubriand Fellowship offered by the Embassy of France in the U.S. for doctoral students enrolled in American universities to conduct research in France for up to 10 months. The fellowship has two streams – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and Humanities and Social Science. Make sure to look at these fellowships early: application deadlines fall between December  – February for research the following academic year.

At our seminar at the Harvard Kennedy School, Dr. Thomas Widrich told me about fellowships at the European University Institute in Italy, which offers fellowships for graduate study as well as the Max Weber Programme, the largest postdoctoral programme for young academics in the social sciences in Europe. The Programmes gives 42 fellowships a year for 1 or 2 years of research in the four disciplines of the EUI: Economics, History and Civilization, Law, and Political and Social Sciences.

Can’t wait to find more fellowships like these!