Links and Resources

This category contains internal and external links to Europe-oriented resources.  See sidebar.

Thanks to Melissa Gasparotto, Rutgers University Librarian, for her 2014 compilation of Rutgers University Libraries resources for teachers, available online at

Council for European Studies - Mellon Graduate Scholarships

The Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowship is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and includes a $25,000 stipend, as well as assistance in securing reimbursements or waivers in eligible health insurance and candidacy fees. Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowships are intended to facilitate the timely completion of the doctoral degree by late-stage graduate students focusing on topics in European Studies in the humanities.

Applications are generally due in late January.
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The Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship includes a $4,000 stipend, the opportunity to publish in Perspectives on Europe, a semi-annual journal of the Council for European Studies, and other professional development activities. CES Pre-Dissertation Fellowships fund two months’ travel to Europe to conduct the exploratory phase of a projected dissertation project in the social sciences or humanities which will require a subsequent stay in Europe.

Applications are generally due (along with all supporting materials) in mid-January.

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A link to a Live Journal out of Kiev in the Ukraine with vivid photos of the ongoing protests.

European Media Coverage of US Government Shutdown

European media coverage of the US government crisis has taken two tracks: first, a focus on the financial impact of the impasse and how it will affect Europe, and second, human interest stories regarding Europeans in or coming to the US who are affected by the shutdown.  One approach that many reporting outlets have taken is: “Could it happen here,” with most concluding (perhaps not surprisingly!) that it could not, in part because the European health care systems have offered universal coverage paid in various ways for many decades.

BBC has almost daily coverage on its US & Canada page

One “long overview” article is useful.

Der Spiegel is likewise carrying a daily roundup in German

Some of these articles are translated into English in its “Spiegel Online International” US Page

Columbia Journalism Review carried a description of European media coverage on 10/11/13

The French International News site France 24 has a tagged collection of shutdown articles

Der Spiegel, the leading German newseekly, has a collection of articles and resources on the evolving European unified currency, the euro

Applications for the David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are available at Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations.

Boren Scholars and Fellows represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. As part of the African Languages Initiative, Boren Award applicants have the opportunity to further their study of Akan/Twi, French, Hausa, Portuguese, Swahili, Wolof, Yoruba, or Zulu. For a complete list of languages, visit our website.

Undergraduate students can receive up to $20,000 for an academic year's study abroad and graduate students up to $30,000 for language study and international research. In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year.

*Many institutions have an earlier on-campus deadline. Visit our website for information about your campus deadline and Boren campus representative.For more information about the Boren Awards, to register for one of our upcoming webinars, and to access the on-line application, please visit You can also contact the Boren Awards staff at or 1-800-618-NSEP with questions.

The Boren Awards are initiatives of the National Security Education Program (NSEP) and are administered by the Institute of International Education.

The European Scholarship Portal is a new and ongoing initiative to list as many fellowship/grant/scholarship funded work opportunities as possible for study in Europe in all disciplines.

It features a very easy-to-use interface. The ultimate funder the European Commission via two European academic institutions: the non-for-profit Academic Cooperation Association based in Brussels and a scholarship search company StudyPortals.

It does not claim to be comprehensive at this point but certainly lists a good many sources for support. Note that History is listed under Social Sciences.