Grants and Scholarships

CGES offers a number of grants for students and faculty to support research and travel to Germany and Europe.

Travel Grants

Due to Covid-19, we have paused our regular travel grant application process. However, if you are able to travel to Germany in 2021 for research projects, CGES will be happy to support you. If you plan to travel in 2021 and would like to apply for a CGES travel grant, please send the following to

1. a one-page description of your project and why going to Germany is crucial
2. a short budget
3. a CV or resume
4. a letter of recommendation from one faculty member in support of your project
There are no deadlines and decisions will be made on a case-by-case basisIf you have questions about travel plans in 2021 or early 2022, do not hesitate to contact us.

Once we are able to offer our regular grant programs again, we recommend that you apply both to the CGES Research and Travel Award and the Max Kade Travel Grant and will post informatino about the application process here.


The DAAD “Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst,” is the premier exchange organization for students studying in Germany and for Germans to study abroad. They offer a variety of scholarships, grants and support for undergraduates, graduates, PhDs and visiting scholars.