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New Europe Grants

The Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia (WCEE) seeks applications from U-M undergraduate students for Kabcenell New Europe Grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 to support summer study, research, or internships in the New Europe—countries that became European Union members in 2004 or later, or are current candidate countries.

By facilitating research opportunities in the New Europe, we hope to encourage students to delve into the culture, politics, history, and languages of these countries, while focusing on critical issues such as democratization, European integration, and law. We hope such study, research, and internships will lead students on interesting career paths and establish life-long interest and connectivity to the New Europe.

Deadline: February 15 at 11:59 pm

Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in full-time undergraduate degree programs at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Eligible students must return to campus for at least one term prior to graduation. Applications for research grants must be for projects that are at least one month in length. Applicants for internships should be prepared to identify the venue for their internship in a governmental agency, business, or non-governmental institution in the region, and the internship must constitute at least a 30-hour-per-week time commitment for a minimum of six weeks. Applicants for study must be registered for an approved study abroad program during the spring and/or summer terms. An approved program is defined as one organized by U-M's Center for Global and Intercultural Study (CGIS). Funds may be used for travel, living expenses, or to offset the cost of tuition. Financial assistance provided to a limited number of students. 

Application Requirements

Note: The application for Summer Grants for Research and Internships in Europe & Eurasia is submitted using the online application used for several International Institute student fellowships. Please see the II Individual Fellowships page for more detailed information on application components.

  • Application form (2019 application closed)
  • Statement of purpose (1-3 pages) including proposed time period, institutional affiliation, your reasons for pursuing the project, and how this experience will contribute to your career goals
  • Project expense information
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Curriculum Vitae or résumé
  • Official University of Michigan transcript

Reporting: A written project report will be required at the conclusion of the grant.

Contact: iifellowships-weiser@umich.edu

Read more about the Kabcenell New Europe Initiative.

Kabcenell New Europe Grant Recipients

2019

Vibhawari Deshpande, BS Movement Science (Cyprus)

2018

Patricia Angus, BA International Studies/Political Science (Kosovo)
Sebastian Kasparian,
BS Environment (Croatia)
Alyssa Walters,
BA History/International Studies (Croatia)

2017

Hana Berishaj, BA Political Science (Albania)
Konrat Pekkip, BA LSA (Croatia)

2016

Lorena Balic, BS Health & Fitness (Croatia)
Maura Drabik, BS Informatics (Slovakia)

2015

Ergest Isak, BA LSA (Albania)
Kristina Ljucovic, BS Neuroscience (Albania)
Alexandra Newton, BA Economics/International Studies (Romania)

2014

Benjamin Newman, BA History/German Studies (Germany & Bulgaria)
Elliot Slowiczek, BA International Studies (Poland)
Alexandra Talovich, BA International Studies/Spanish (Poland)