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The Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia (WCEE) is dedicated to enhancing interdisciplinary knowledge about, and public engagement with, the institutions, cultures, and histories of Europe and Eurasia. WCEE gifts help support internships, faculty and student travel, visiting lecturers, and special courses related to Europe, Eurasia, and historical, contemporary, and prospective transformation from authoritarian rule to democracies in these regions. WCEE is comprised of the Center for European Studies (CES); Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREES); and Copernicus Center for Polish Studies (CCPS); and works in association with the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies (WCED) at the University of Michigan International Institute.

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The Weiser Strategic Fund

Gifts to the Weiser Strategic Fund support student fellowships and internships, faculty initiatives, international collaboration, courses, conferences, lecture series, and other projects that enhance interdisciplinary knowledge about, and public engagement with, emerging democracies in Europe and Eurasia, as well as the institutions, cultures, and histories of these regions more broadly.

The Center for European Studies Fund

The Center for European Studies (CES) is a multi-disciplinary program dedicated to improving the understanding of modern Europe through the promotion of research and education. Gifts to the Center for European Studies Strategic Fund support student fellowships, research, internships, and study abroad opportunities.

The Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Endowment

The CREES Endowment was established in 1987 with a challenge grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The endowment supports faculty and student travel grants, visiting lecturers, conferences, special courses, and other regionally-specific projects, including the Carl R. Proffer Initiative. (Add “Proffer Initiative” to the Comment field to designate your gift for this initiative.)

Albanian Community Summer Fellowship Initiative

The Albanian Community Summer Fellowship Initiative offers summer funding to undergraduate students from a wide spectrum of disciplines to study, conduct research, or pursue internships in Albania and in neighboring countries about to join the EU. 

The Copernicus Endowment for Polish Studies

The Nicolaus Copernicus Endowment was established at the University of Michigan in 1973, and it supports the activities of the Copernicus Center for Polish Studies. The endowment provides support for Polish programming and fellowships for students. Income from the endowment supports the Annual Copernicus Lectures and other public programming dedicated to advancing a deeper understanding of Poland, its people, and its culture.

Czech Studies Fund

The Czech Studies Fund supports lectures, conferences, film screenings, and other activities featuring Czech culture and society. Funds may also be used to make student travel awards and support the teaching of courses on Czech culture and history. For more information on Czech studies at CREES, click here.

Southeast European Studies (SEES) Endowment Fund

The SEES Endowment Fund supports Southeast European studies at the University of Michigan. Gifts will support Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian language instruction; programming initiatives such as lectures, conferences, symposia, and film series; student fellowships; and projects that ensure the continued advancement of a deeper understanding of the people, culture, and politics of the region. For more information about Southeast European Studies at the University of Michigan, click here

For more information on the various ways you can support the Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia, please contact Marysia Ostafin at 734.647.2237 or