This form should be used to provide a Faculty Recommendation for an applicant to the Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowship in European Studies. 
The full and completed application must be received by January 15, 2021.
If you experience any difficulty completing or submitting this form, please be in touch with CES directly at and we will help you troubleshoot the problem.

About Faculty Recommender

Are you the applicant's dissertation advisor? *
The Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowship supports late-stage PhD candidates who have often exhausted departmental and university resources. Thus, the Council for European Studies (CES) strongly emphasizes dissertation completion during the grant term, clearly marking the fellowship year off from the rest of graduate study as the student’s “finishing” year.  
However, CES also recognizes that no fellowship program can support dissertation completion without the active cooperation and engagement of a student's dissertation advisor. For this reason, CES makes every effort to remain in dialogue with advisors by contacting them at least twice during the fellowship year to receive feedback on the program and their advisee's progress.
Should the applicant receive this fellowship, do you give us permission to contact you to check-in on the progress reported by your advisee? *

About Student Applicant

If funded, do you believe that he or she will be able to complete and submit the dissertation no later than June 1, 2022? *
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Note: Under the Family Education & Privacy Act of 1974 (Buckley Amendment), students have the right to inspect and review their educational records, but may waive that right with respect to confidential statements and letters of recommendation. Students are asked to waive or affirm this right on their Fellowship Application form. If you would like to know whether your student applicant has waived the right to view your recommendation, please contact CES at