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Hella Mears Fellowship Applications Due March 10, 2017

January 30, 2017

We are pleased to announce a new competition for 2017 Hella Mears Fellowships in German and European Studies.  The Hella Mears Fellowships come in two forms.

Advanced graduate students can apply for a $5,000 stipend for summer 2017 to further their dissertation research and/or writing.  Applicants must be in the dissertation phase or in the immediate pre-dissertation phase of their studies, i.e. post-prelims when the award starts.  Awardees will be asked to share their research in the Mears Forums that the Center will organize in 2017-2018.  For more information and applications instructions, see the Hella Mears Fellowship web pageThe application deadline is March 10, 2017.

Departments can nominate incoming graduate students who plan to specialize in German and European Studies.  If awarded, the fellowship provides $5,000 as an augmentation for recruitment.  The fellowship will have to be used during the first year of study either as a direct stipend augmentation during the regular academic year or as a one-time summer stipend in summer 2018.  Incoming students should be nominated by the Director of Graduate Studies of the department to which they apply.  For more information on the nomination process, click hereThe nomination deadline is February 20, 2017.

Interested applicants and departments can contact Klaas van der Sanden at if they have questions.