European Studies Center Graduate Small Grant and Student Assistantships (University of Pittsburgh)

The European Studies Center (ESC) at the University of Pittsburgh offers funding opportunities to graduate students.

Graduate Small Grants
The ESC offers small grants to graduate students to help defray the costs of presenting papers at professional conferences.  Applications will be reviewed at the beginning of each month.

Graduate Student Assistantships
Graduate Student Assistantships (GSA) are available for a limited number of students selected to work at the European Union Center of Excellence and the European Studies Center.  GSAs receive a tuition remission and stipend and coverage of most of their student fees.

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Alberta Sbragia Fund for Graduate European Studies (University of Pittsburgh)

The Alberta Sbragia Fund for Graduate European Studies was established in 2011 in honor of Dr. Sbragia’s commitment to education and mentoring of young scholars.

Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must be University of Pittsburgh graduate students who are currently ABD.

Up to $400 for dissertation assistance, research or publication support, or travel to and research in relevant European countries.

Application Deadline

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Pitt Alumni Association Scholarships (University of Pittsburgh)

The Pitt Alumni Association has been awarding scholarships to University of Pittsburgh students for over 20 years.  Their stringent scholarship process ensures that the University can recruit and retain the best and brightest students, thereby enhancing the prestige of the University and every Pitt degree.

The following scholarships are available:

Andrew J. Kuzneski, Jr. Recognition Scholarship
$9,000, renewable for four years
Awarded to an incoming freshman legacy student whose grandparent, parent or sibling is a Pitt alumnus

Hilda M. Willis Freshman Legacy Scholarship
$5,000, renewable for four years
Awarded to an incoming freshman legacy student whose grandparent, parent or sibling is a Pitt alumnus

Graduate Scholarship
Awarded to an incoming or currently enrolled Pitt graduate student who also received his/her undergraduate degree from Pitt

Pitt Club and Council Scholarships
Regionally based club and affinity councils fund the entire scholarship the first year.  In subsequent years the alumni association and OAFA match the original award (up to $2,o00).

Dr. Alexander and Frances Minno Graduate Student Resource Fund
Provides financial support to a graduate student enrolled in any school at the University.  Awarded to an incoming or currently enrolled Pitt graduate student who also received his/her undergraduate degree from Pitt.

Tom Ablauf Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a student with 24 or more completed credits and proven involvement in one or more of the following areas: Greek Social Organizations, Neuroscience, Omicron Delta Kappa National Honor Society, or Blue & Bold Society.

Anita J. Angus Endowed Alumni Association Athletic Scholarship
Awarded to a Pitt student who is a Pennsylvania resident and a participant in intercollegiate athletics with a particular emphasis on football, basketball or crew.

Robert I. “Cubby” Bearer Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to a Pitt student who is a resident of Western PA and has attained the merit of Eagle Scout and who has demonstrated financial need.

Cecile M. Springer Endowed Scholarship
Need-based award for an undergraduate student.

Dr. Donald M. Henderson Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to an African American student for tuition based on need.

David A. Lower and Maureen R. McBride Freshman Scholarship and Student Initiative Endowed Fund
Awarded to an incoming student from the Metropolitan Pittsburgh area who demonstrates financial need.

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Learn more about all scholarship eligibility requirements and application procedures/deadlines at

Travel Grants for Conferences – Arts & Sciences Graduate Students (University of Pittsburgh)

Graduate students in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh may apply for a variety of grants for travel to conferences.

To learn more about the A&S PBC Travel Fund, the Arts and Sciences Graduate Student Organization Travel Grants, and the Graduate and Professional Student Government Travel Grants, visit

Botstiber Fellowship in Austrian-American Studies

The Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies (BIAAS) is accepting applications for the Botstiber Fellowship in Austrian-American Studies.  The fellowship will be awarded to a scholar or professional who seeks funds for a project that promotes an understanding of the historic relationship between Austria and the United States.

Up to $30,000

Application Deadline
Late March

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Hunt Fellowships: The American Council on Germany

The American Council on Germany supports the work of promising American scholars who are studying important elements of the transatlantic relationship from both historical and contemporary standpoints through the Goldman Fellowships and Hunt Fellowships.

The Dr. Richard M. Hunt Fellowship for the Study of German History, Politics, Society, and Culture was launched in 2003 to enable promising American academics to probe issues of both historical and contemporary significance.  The fellowship program aims to serve academics in relatively early stages of their careers (including individuals enrolled in PhD programs who are finishing their dissertation).

Candidates must:

  • be 45 years of age or younger at the time of the application deadline
  • be a US citizen residing in the United States
  • be pursuing or have completed a PhD
  • have a sincere commitment to furthering the transatlantic relationship between Germany and the US

The fellowship covers the cost of pre-approved international and intercity travel and provides a per diem stipend of $200 for up to 28 days in Germany

Application Deadline

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