New graduate student research opportunities

Stanford Global Studies is pleased to announce two new research grant opportunities for Stanford graduate students: The Parveen Hassan and Ritva Heikkila Fund for International Research and The Europe Center's Graduate Internship and Research Program in Germany.

The Parveen Hassan and Ritva Heikkila Fund for International Research

In 2017, the Stanford Global Studies Division received a gift in honor of Parveen Hassan, ’56 and Ritva Heikkila, ’56, who came to Stanford as Fulbright scholars from Pakistan and Finland, respectively.

Across departments—political science, and speech and drama—and cultural differences, they became friends and stayed in touch until Heikkila’s death in 2016. This fund to support international research opportunities for master’s students, with a preference for cross-cultural research, honors their lifelong friendship.

Current or incoming graduate students who are enrolled in Stanford Global Studies M.A. programs are eligible to apply for awards up to $5,000. Research must occur over spring break. 

Deadline: Monday, February 5, 2018

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Graduate Internship and Research Program in Germany

The Europe Center, with support of the Stanford Club of Germany, is sponsoring graduate internships and research visits with German companies and research institutes in the summer of 2018. The objective of this program is to provide opportunities for Stanford graduate students to spend 8-12 weeks in Germany pursuing internships or performing research at local institutions.

  • Students may identify their target institutions based on their curricular expertise and career goals; the program staff provides support in locating potential host sites and in negotiating arrangements.
  • Applicants are encouraged to consider the full range of potential placement sites, from startups to established industry players and research institutions.
  • Exact start and end dates to be determined by the host and student.

Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded by The Europe Center for each placement to cover the cost of travel and basic living expenses. Interns will be required to submit a three-page report of their experience two weeks after their return.


  • Applicants from all Stanford schools and departments are welcome to apply.
  • The applicant must have completed their undergraduate degree and must currently be an enrolled graduate at Stanford and in good standing. Coterminal students are not eligible for this program.
  • The applicant cannot have his/her graduate degree conferred before the completion of this internship.

Deadline: Thursday, February 1, 2018

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Visit the student funding page to view more SGS funding opportunities.