How to Apply

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Email Klaas van der Sanden at

Submit applications
Hella Mears Graduate Fellowships 2020 Award Committee
Center for German & European Studies
214 Social Sciences
267 – 19th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55455

To apply for the Hella Mears Fellowship, submit the following documents:

  • Application form (opens Google document) 
  • Letter of interest, maximum two pages (include information on your scholarly background, career goals, and how this summer support will advance your research agenda; also include a statement that no other summer stipend is available).
  • Detailed project description, including research project title (up to 3 pages, single-spaced, 12-point font; also include information on the current status of the project, and whether or not it is to form the basis of your dissertation)
  • Current CV
  • Graduate transcript
  • Two confidential letters of recommendation from U of M faculty (recommenders may submit letters electronically)

Applications will be reviewed by a committee of CGES-affiliated faculty from across the disciplines. Award decisions will be announced by April 15, 2022.