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The Central European History Society supports doctoral candidates and recent PhDs undertaking research. Support is intended primarily for travel to Central Europe to access relevant sources. Grants may be awarded up to $4,000.

Application Procedure

The application deadline for the current (2022) grant cycle has now passed; no further applications will be considered at this time. Information for the 2023 grant cycle will be announced in the fall of 2022.

The Central European History Society (CEHS) seeks applications from North American doctoral candidates (ABD) and recent PhDs (up to three years after completion of degree) in Central European history for travel and research grants up to $4,000. Funds are intended to support dissertation research and follow-up research, and may be used for travel between 1 April and 31 December 2022.

Applicants should be affiliated with an accredited North American institution of higher education and a member of the Central European History Society at the time of application. Membership in CEHS is automatic with an individual subscription to the journal Central European History ($27 (print) and $17 (digital) annually for graduate students and $42 (print) and $32 (digital) for others). Visit to become a member.

Application Procedure:

The following materials are required, and should be combined into one PDF and e-mailed to   

— Statement of Purpose (1000-word limit)

— Curriculum Vitae

— Specific Budget Worksheet (totaling no more than $4,000). The budget should estimate costs for transportation, lodging, and any research expenditures (copying, etc.).

The application and one letter of reference (which should be e-mailed separately to the same address) must be received by 15 January 2022.  Applicants are advised to give their referee several weeks’ notice of their need for a letter.

For further information or inquiries (but not to submit applications), please contact the Executive Director of CEHS, Anthony Steinhoff, at