Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowships in European Studies


The Council for European Studies (CES) invites eligible graduate students in the humanities to apply for the Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowships in European Studies. Each fellowship includes a $27,500 stipend, paid in six bi-monthly installments over the course of the fellowship year, as well as assistance in securing reimbursements or waivers in eligible health insurance and candidacy fees.  

Recipients of the Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowships will also be expected to participate in a number of activities organized by the CES, which are designed to support early career development. These activities include: presenting at the International Conference of Europeanists, hosted by the CES; publishing in and producing a feature for CES’ online journal; and participating in several digital and in-person career development seminars and/or workshops.


Jan. 15

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be ABD (year five and above) at the start of the fellowship year.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or green card holder.
  • Have no more than one full year of dissertation work remaining at the start of the fellowship year as certified by the applicant's dissertation advisor.
  • The applicant must also have exhausted the dissertation completion funding normally provided by their academic department or university for the coming academic year (applicants who still have a potential to receive funding from their institution for the fellowship year are not eligible to apply).
  • The applicant must be working on a topic within or substantially overlapping European studies

How to Apply

Apply on the CES website.

Campus Liaison