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2009 Student Travel Grant Competition: For Travel within the 2009 Calendar Year

September 2, 2009

The Center for German and European Studies announces travel grants to Germany and Europe for the 2009 calendar year. Travel grants starting at $500 and higher will be awarded to graduate students who have traveled or want to travel to Europe to conduct or present research during the 2009 calendar year.

Students must satisfy the following requirements:
• Full-time graduate student status at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
• Completion of at least one full academic year of classes in a UW-Madison graduate program by September 2009
• Research thematically related to at least one of the four CGES project areas (see website)

The Center will provide travel support for the following types of students:
• Doctoral candidates engaged in a course of study that will lead to a dissertation in German and European Studies
• Students who are now pursuing or may pursue a Ph.D. minor in German and/or European Studies
• Professional school students (JD, LLM, MS, MBA) currently developing expertise in German and European topics

• The travel grant can be used to subsidize costs for economy airfare, accommodations and per diem expenses already incurred in Europe (with appropriate suitable documentation and original receipts), or that will be incurred shortly. Monies can be added to complement other grant awards under certain circumstances.
• The grant must be used during the calendar year 2009 and travel must be completed by December 31, 2009. There are absolutely no exceptions to this rule.

To apply, send the following materials to the CGES (see address below):
• A one-page cover letter with the following information: name, contact information, departmental affiliation, title of research project, amount of funding requested, and the name of one UW-Madison faculty member familiar with your work
• One-page abstract of your research project including a statement about where your research fits into your plan of studies (e.g., MA thesis, pre-dissertation work, dissertation) and how it relates to one or more of the thematic program areas of CGES. If the application is to present work already done, additionally explain how this presentation will contribute to the accomplishment of the goals of the thematic program area.
• A current curriculum vitae and an informal copy of your transcript

September 15, 2009 for travel between January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2009

The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s European Studies Alliance is:

The Center for European Studies
The Center for German and European Studies
The European Union Center of Excellence
The Center for Interdisciplinary French Studies

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Madison, WI 53706


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