Funding: Small Event Grants (CES)

Deadline for applications: December 1, 2017 for spring events; July 1 2018 for fall events.

CES Small Event Grants support workshops, lectures, symposia and other small events that share research on Europe with a wider community. Individuals affiliated with CES member institutions are eligible to apply for grants ranging from $300 to $1500.

Grants are awarded twice a year, in January for events taking place in the Spring semester, and July for events taking place in the Fall semester. A multi-disciplinary selection committee chooses winners and awards grants based on proposed event budgets and available funds. Any institution that receives a grant must agree to brand the event as “sponsored by the Council for European Studies” and provide an audio-visual or other record of the event. CES also provides promotional support for events either fully or partially funded by this program.


Each applicant must meet the following criteria:

All applicants must use the Council’s online application form and upload additional materials. Paper applications will not be accepted. If funding is granted, a final 1-2 page grant write-up about the event, including actual spending compared to budget, is due no later than 1 month after the event.


Applications will be accepted annually starting from October 1. The deadline for events taking place in the Spring semester of 2017 is December 1. The deadline for Fall events is July 1.The winners will be announced in early January and late July, respectively.

For more information, check the website, read the FAQs, or contact the Council at