Sidgwick-Miller CEU Scholarship at Cornell

Call for Applications:

Sidgwick-Miller CEU Scholar at the Cornell Branch of Telluride Association


The Sidgwick-Miller CEU Scholar is a joint initiative of Telluride Association and Central European University to bring one CEU doctoral student per academic year to live at the Telluride House and study at Cornell University. This program is intended for doctoral students who wish to work independently under the mentorship of one or more Cornell faculty members and participate in the unique self-governing democratic community of Telluride House. All students at Telluride, including the CEU scholar, receive a full room and board scholarship.


Applications for the 2020-2021 academic year are due by January 26, 2020. The scholarship runs from mid-August to mid-May. Successful applicants will enroll at Cornell under the Provost’s International Research Internship Program (PIRIP) and conduct independent research under the guidance of a faculty member. Please read the application timeline section carefully to understand how to coordinate this two-layered application process.


Applications are open for CEU doctoral students studying at any Department at CEU. The selected student needs to have enrolled student status in academic year 2020/2021. As part of the PIRIP program, students will be required to enroll in a 12-credit independent study in each semester at Cornell with their faculty advisor. Therefore, they should be able to carry out independent research; ideal candidates are in the writing stage of their doctoral studies.


Because admission to Telluride House does not confer admission to Cornell, the Sidgwick-Miller scholarship offer is contingent on successfully completing the PIRIP application process afterwards. While the PIRIP process has gone smoothly for recipients in the past, it is essential to plan ahead for this stage when completing the application. Please use the following as a guide for successful completion of the application:

  1. Identify a Cornell faculty member in your field of study who agrees to sponsor your PIRIP application and supervise two semesters of 12-credit independent study should you be accepted for the Sidgwick-Miller Scholarship. You will need to include a letter of support from this faculty member in your application. Note: there is no financial commitment needed from the faculty member or department – PIRIP, Telluride Association, and CEU will cover tuition, fees, travel expenses, and room and board for the scholarship term.
  2. Complete the appropriate application at by January 26, 2020 (be sure to scroll down to the correct application!). See application form in attachment below.
  3. If selected, complete the PIRIP application with your faculty mentor.
  4. Apply for the CEU contribution of the Scholarship in form of a Research Support Grant

Info Session: October 29th, 2019 Tuesday at 15.00 CET

Venue in Budapest: N13.G05

Venue in Vienna: QS.A214

For help or advice with applications you can also contact current Sidgwick-Miller CEU Scholar Elettra Repetto 

Contact person at CEU: Agnes Leyrer