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Research Support Program

The Research Support Program is a Fellowship sponsored by German Marshall Fund of the United States.

Award Information:

Amount of Fellowship: Minimum: $3000, Maximum: $40000
Application Deadline: November 15 (advanced research and dissertation applicants); January 15 (predissertation research applicants)
Requirements: Award is for research in significant contemporary economic, political, and social developments relating to Europe, European integration, and relations between Europe and the U.S. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and attend a school in the U.S. Selection is based upon scholarly qualifications, promise, and for postdoctoral applicants or applicants that have completed an LL.M. degree, achievements, quality, importance, and originality of proposed research, relevance of the project and its expected results, financial need, and the likelihood of completing the research or fieldwork during the award period. Special consideration given to applicants pursuing dissertation fieldwork in one or more European countries, and to projects involving parallel or collaborative research by both established and younger scholars, including transatlantic projects.
Eligibility: Doctoral-level study, Other postgraduate-level study, Other

Sponsorship provided by:

German Marshall Fund of the United States
1744 R Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
Phone Number: 202 745 3950
Fax Number: 202 265 1662

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It is important to check out available information on the fellowship. Getting the greatest odds of success can be attained by first understanding the qualifications and knowing if you fulfill them. Prior to starting, try to recognize the driving force for the German Marshall Fund of the United States and their goals for the Research Support Program. Once that is done, verify that there is a decent shot to obtain the fellowship. Once you believe that there is a good chance of actually being one of the winners of the Research Support Program, then it is worth it to fill out an application.

A vital part of working toward obtaining the fellowship is properly completing the forms. Occasionally the process can be drawn-out and tedious, but it is absolutely critical that you fill out the application accurately and thoroughly. You don't want to lose out because of some minor point.

After filing, it's important to know when the Research Support Program chooses a winner and makes payment of any funds so that you can know if it is possible to count on the fellowship to help meet your financial needs and how it will assist with your future, since there might be constraints on what expenses are covered by the Research Support Program. It can be difficult to find ways to take care of the increasing costs of education, and getting the Research Support Program to assist with your expenses can provide significant support. Even if you don't obtain the Research Support Program, keep at it, search for additional fellowships and your persistence may be rewarded.

Last Updated: 12/18/2015


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