CGES Graduate Student Research Assistant (RA) Competition

The Center for German and European Studies announces two .5 research assistantships (50% appointment including tuition remission and health insurance) to be offered to well-qualified students whose research fits within the six CGES themes for 2017-2018. Descriptions of these themes can be found at: Students who have not demonstrated the relevance of their application to one of the six themes will not be considered. Students are expected to complete a significant piece of research of their own during the semester in which the award is made, and submit a report of the work accomplished by the end of calendar year 2018.



Students must satisfy the following requirements:

• Full-time graduate student status at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
• Completion of at least one full academic year of classes in a UW-Madison graduate program by January 2018.
• Research thematically related to at least one of the six CGES project areas (


The Center will provide R.A. support for the following types of students:

• Doctoral candidates engaged in a course of study that will lead to a dissertation in German and European Studies
• Students who are now pursuing or may pursue a Ph.D. minor in German and/or European Studies Professional school students (JD, LLM, MS, MBA) currently developing expertise in German and European topics


To apply, send the following materials to

• A one-page cover letter with the following information: name, contact information, departmental affiliation, title of research project, and the name of one UW-Madison faculty member familiar with your work, preferably one of the CGES faculty participants seen here (
• One-page abstract of your research project including a statement about where your research fits into your plan of studies (e.g., MA thesis, pre-dissertation work, dissertation) and how it relates to one or more of the thematic program areas of CGES.
• A current curriculum vitae and an informal copy of your transcript

Deadline: Friday, December 8, 2017

For more information contact:

The Center for German and European Studies

213 Ingraham, 1155 Observatory Drive

Madison, WI 53706