The European Studies Council of the MacMillan Center launches the Undergraduate Fellows Network for students interested in topics related to European, Eurasian, and Russian Studies. As a counterpart to the European Studies Graduate Fellows Network, the network will provide undergraduates with a close-knit interdisciplinary community; unique opportunities to work with graduate students, affiliated faculty and visitors prominent in the field; and additional funding support.
The overall aim is to encourage intellectual engagement and innovation in the undergraduate student community through supporting academic research and affiliated gatherings.
Students involved in the network are eligible for support to help them attend conferences related to European studies, broadly interpreted. In addition, students interested in traveling domestically or internationally for research purposes —whether that means mining state archives in Moscow for insights into the Soviet era, scouring British colonial records in London or elsewhere across the globe, etc. — may also apply for funding. All applicants must apply through the Yale Student Grants & Fellowships database.
Beyond funding, and the benefits of being a member of an academic community, this network also offers a variety of other opportunities, including access to reading groups, lecture series, and occasions to meet with affiliated faculty and prominent visitors: scholars, ambassadors, and politicians and key political actors hailing from Europe and Eurasia.