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Hella Mears Fellowship

The deadline to apply for 2021 summer fellowships has been extended through April 1, 2021

The Hella Mears Graduate Fellowship fund demonstrates Hella Mears's support and commitment to the Center for German & European Studies and fostering graduate student research on a wide variety of German and European topics. Since the fellowship's inception, fellowships have been awarded to advanced graduate students in a number of liberal arts disciplines. Find out more about past Hella Mears Fellowship winners.

Up to fourteen $5,000 fellowships are available. There are two types of Hella Mears Graduate Fellowships:

  • Fellowships for outstanding incoming students at the time of recruitment (only departments may nominate candidates). Nomination deadline: February 17, 2021.
  • Fellowships for outstanding full-time advanced graduate students in the College of Liberal Arts. The Hella Mears Graduate Fellowship provides summer support in the amount of $5,000. Advanced graduate students apply directly to CGES.  NEW Application deadline: April 1, 2021.  See the How to Apply page for application instructions and an application form.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Full-time graduate students in the College of Liberal Arts seeking a PhD who are in the dissertation phase or immediate pre-dissertation phase (post oral preliminary exams at the time of award)
  • Applicants have demonstrated outstanding academic promise and potential in their fields and propose to write a dissertation contributing to German and/or European Studies
  • Good academic standing
  • Willingness to share research results with an appropriate audience
  • Applicants have not held an earlier Hella Mears Fellowship Award