Jean Monnet Postdoctoral Fellowships for International Applicants at RSCAS in Italy, 2018-2019

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The Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) at the European University Institute (EUI) is offering postdoctoral fellowships for international applicants in an early stage of their academic career. Candidates of all nationalities are eligible for the Jean Monnet Fellowships.

Jean Monnet Fellows are selected on the basis of a research proposal and of their CV. The research proposal should fit well with one of the Centre’s main research themes, programmes and projects.

The EUI offers one of the world’s largest doctoral and postdoctoral programmes in the social sciences and the largest in Europe and EUI researchers benefit from four years grants from the EU Members States and other states.

Fellows should have a good knowledge of English, and of any other language relevant to their proposed research.

Course Level: Fellowships are offered to postdocs in an early stage of their academic career at RSCAS.

Study Subject: The research proposal should fit well with one of the Centre’s main research themes, programmes and projects. The three main research themes of the RSCAS are:

  • Integration, Governance and Democracy;
  • Regulating Markets and Governing Money; and
  • 21st Century World Politics and Europe.

Scholarship Award: Grant

The basic grant is € 2,500 per month.

Successful applicants who receive other grants or salaries must disclose this to the EUI. The amount of the Fellowship will be fixed at a lower rate (minimum €1,750 per month) depending on the amount of the additional income (upon production of relevant supporting documents).

If applicable, family allowances will be added to the basic grant (see below).

Family allowance

A household allowance of up to € 300 per month is paid to Fellows with a partner if the partner lives with them in Florence and on condition that the partner’s income is less than € 2,000 per month. The sum of income and allowance cannot exceed € 2,000 per month (i.e. if the income is more than € 1,700, the allowance will be paid only to top up to € 2,000).

There is a dependants allowance of € 200 per month for each dependent child.

Fellows are entitled to these allowances if they can declare that they are not receiving any similar allowance from another source and upon production of relevant documents (marriage certificate or a document that proves you are living together in Florence, birth certificates).

For dependent children in full-time education and over the age of 18, a school or university certificate is required. No allowance is paid for dependent children over the age of 26.

Taxation

The fellowship is not taxed by the Institute. Fellows are, however, required to comply with any other tax provisions which may be applicable to them.

Medical insurance

Fellows must have adequate medical insurance cover during their stay at the Institute. They can either provide proof of their own insurance scheme or subscribe to the EUI’s private sickness and health insurance scheme at their own expense. See the Cigna Insurance Scheme for conditions.

Travel expenses

Fellows (but not their families) receive reimbursement for the incoming trip from their place of origin to Florence, and for the outgoing trip to their destination at the end of their fellowship.

  • First-class rail (travel by car is also reimbursed on this basis)
  • Economy class airfare

The maximum amount for travel reimbursement is €1,200 including both incoming and outgoing trip. Reimbursement of higher amounts and any extra costs can be authorised by the Centre Director upon a justified special request. Taxi expenses are not reimbursed.

Removal/installation expenses

There is no provision for removal or installation expenses.

Scholarship can be taken in Italy

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for these fellowships:

  • The fellowships are open to candidates who have obtained their doctorate more than 5 years prior to the start of the fellowship on 1 September (to apply for 2018-19, the Ph.D. should have been awarded before 1 September 2013).
  • Candidates of all nationalities are eligible for the Jean Monnet Fellowships.

Nationality: Candidates of all nationalities are eligible for the Jean Monnet Fellowships.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: The fellowships are open to candidates who have obtained their doctorate more than 5 years prior to the start of the fellowship on 1 September (to apply for 2018-19, the PhD should have been awarded before 1 September 2013).

English language Requirements: Fellows should have a good knowledge of English, and of any other language relevant to their proposed research.

PhD Scholarships

How to Apply: Requested Documents

  • Prepare your CV with a list of publications in PDF.
  • Prepare a letter of motivation (1-2 pages) in PDF.
  • Prepare a research proposal (2-4 pages) in PDF.

Application Form

Application Deadline: The annual deadline for applications is October 25, 2017.

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