Grants & Awards

EAAS offers grants and awards to Postgraduate students in the Humanities and Social Sciences who are registered for a higher research degree at any European university and are members of an American Studies association belonging to EAAS.

EAAS Postgraduate Travel Grants

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Postgraduate students in the Humanities and Social Sciences who are registered for a higher research degree at any European university in the country/territory of the national/regional association, and have been members of an American Studies association belonging to EAAS for at least one year may apply.

The Transatlantic Grant will permit the holder to conduct research which illuminates a particular area of American Studies in a designated university, independent research organization or archive in the United States.

The term of the grant will be between three weeks (minimum) and eight weeks (maximum). Successful applicants will receive a grant intended to cover round trip travel and some of the living expenses. Only students registered for a Ph.D. are eligible to apply for the Transatlantic Grants.

The Intra-European Grant will allow the recipient to conduct research for a period of up to four weeks in an American Studies Center or university library or archive in Europe. Graduate students who are registered either for a Ph. D. or a Master's degree by research are eligible to apply for Intra-European Grants.

Applications must be made on the official form and should include written confirmation from the host institution that the researcher will have access to the necessary resource materials, and a letter from the student's academic supervisor. Applicants will be required to supply a detailed estimate of the cost of their visit, including the cost of travel, subsistence, and incidentals. They should also state the minimum amount of money needed to make the trip possible. Applicants are encouraged to seek supporting or matching funding wherever possible.

Grant recipients will be responsible for making their own arrangements for travel and accommodation. Travel must be completed within twelve months of the grantee being notified of the award.

Grantees are required to submit a report to the EAAS Vice President within thirty days of returning from their research visit. Obviously the report should include the grantees' institution and destination. Previous reports are accessible below.

The application deadline (receipt of the application) is May 31 of each year. You may download the Application Form as a PDF here.

Please send the application form with all accompanying documents to Dr Aleksandra Izgarjan, Vice-President of the EAAS attached to an e-mail:

EAAS Rob Kroes Publication Award

Call for Manuscript Submissions

Closing Date: 30 September of every year

The European Association for American Studies invites submissions for its annual Rob Kroes Publication Award for an unpublished book-length manuscript. The award is named for Rob Kroes, who served as Treasurer (1976–1988) and President (1992–1996) of EAAS. For many years, Rob Kroes also edited the series “European Contributions to American Studies,” where the EAAS Biennial Conference volumes appeared from 1980 to 2006.

The competition is open to all members of the national and joint-national American Studies organizations in EAAS (see EAAS defines “American Studies” broadly. To be eligible, a manuscript should be in the fields of literary, cultural, political, historical or interdisciplinary studies. Emphasis placed on other disciplines and the arts within the context of American Studies is also welcome. All entries should be concerned with phenomena or events that focus on what is now the United States of America. We welcome comparative and international studies that fall within these guidelines. To be considered, manuscripts should have a minimum length of 80,000 words (double spaced; Font: Times New Roman: Font size: 12) in total with introduction and bibliography included. Style to be used: MLA for submissions in literature and culture, and the Chicago Manual of Style for submissions in history and social or political science.

Authors of eligible manuscripts are invited to nominate their work. We urge scholars who know of eligible manuscripts written by others to inform those authors of the opportunity. The award is open to authors of English-language manuscripts only. Entrants are requested to write an 1-2 page précis or abstract explaining why the manuscript is a significant and original contribution to American Studies.

The author of the winning work will receive a cash award of € 500 and their manuscript will be published by Brill in the EAAS book series “European Perspectives on the United States.” The author will be expected to clear any copyright issues.

Submission instructions:

Please submit a pdf-version of your manuscript, with the brief essay, to:

EAAS Book Series Editor, Marek Paryż at

Further information on our book series with Brill can be found here:

Since 2024, award winners are announced in the News section.

Previous EAAS Rob Kroes Publication Award Winners

EAAS American Studies Network Book Prize

The American Studies Network Book Prize is a prize of €500 for a remarkable book published in English by a European scholar on any aspect of American Studies. The jury for that prize, presented biennially at EAAS conferences, is composed of representatives from the EAAS and the ASN.

To apply for this award, please submit a brief cover letter in the body of an email, explaining why the book deserves the prize, along with a copy of the book (attached as a PDF document or linked to a publicly accessible file. Send your application to the current ASN President (details available in the Networks section).

Application Deadline: December 15 every two years, before the EAAS conference held in the spring of even years

EAAS Postgraduate Grants for Active Participation in the Biennial EAAS Conference

The Postgraduate Conference Grant allows successful applicants to actively participate in an EAAS Biannual Conference. Grantees will receive a maximum of 300 EUR to cover travel expenses and/or accommodation and/or meals.

The European Association for American Studies supports postgraduate students in the Humanities and Social Sciences who are registered for a higher research degree at any European university and are members of an American Studies association belonging to the EAAS.

The eligibility for these grants is restricted to early career scholars and/or scholars from countries with a nominal GDP of less than 30,000 USD per capita (according to the most recent IMF list). Please review the following points before applying:

  • Applications must be submitted electronically to the EAAS Vice-President by December 15 of the year before an EAAS biennial conference takes place. (Please note that EAAS biennial conferences are scheduled between April-May in even years.)
  • Applicants must enclose an application form with the confirmation letter from the organizers stating that their abstract was accepted and that it is included in the program of the conference.
  • Applicants can apply for a maximum of 300 EUR, to cover travel and/or accommodation and/or meals. Application forms should only be sent after receiving confirmation of acceptance onto the conference program.
  • Successful applicants will be notified by January 31 of the year of the biennial conference and should then promptly confirm their attendance.
  • Successful applicants should submit a personal receipt outlining the expenses covered by the grant to EAAS Treasurer by June 30 of the year the biennial conference took place.

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