Summer Travel Grants to Europe for Master’s Students

Deadline to apply: March 10, 2014

The Blinken European Institute, Columbia’s center for interdisciplinary research and teaching on Europe, announces summer travel grants of up to $1,200 for research or unpaid internships in Europe.

Eligibility: Students in terminal master’s-level programs (M.A., MPA, M.Sc., etc.) in any school of the university who are pursuing research on modern and contemporary Europe OR an unpaid internship in Europe in summer 2014.Only continuing students are eligible. The grants are not available to students in doctoral programs, including programs that offer a master’s degree on the way to the doctorate.

Funding for research travel: BEI will fund up to $1,200 for travel to libraries, archives, and other sites for research in Europe related to a master’s thesis or other final project for the degree. Applications must include:

  • BEI master’s research travel grant application form
  • CV
  • Approved thesis prospectus, signed by your advisor, detailing the nature of the research and the site(s) to be visited
  • Travel budget
  • Personal statement of 250 words or less describing your current studies, career plans, how the internship fits into your degree program, and the anticipated benefits that it will have for your career

Travel budget
Funds may only be used for travel expenses, and will be distributed through reimbursement after travel has been completed.

Application forms may be found on the Blinken European Institute website at Submit completed applications electronically to BEI Associate Director, Christopher Hill, at by March 10, 2014.

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