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Jean Monnet Fellowships for International Postdoctoral Applicants, 2016-2017

The Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) at the European University Institute (EUI) is offering up to 20 Jean Monnet Fellowships.

The Fellowship programme is open to post-docs, tenure track academics and those wishing to spend their sabbatical at the Robert Schuman Centre. Jean Monnet Fellows are based at the RSCAS and associated with one of the Centre’s projects and programmes. Jean Monnet Fellows are selected on the basis of a research proposal and of their CV. 

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  • Study Subject(s): 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.
  • Course Level: Fellowships are available for post-docs, tenure track academics and those wishing to spend their sabbatical at the Robert Schuman Centre.
  • Scholarship Provider: The Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) at the European University Institute (EUI).
  • The award can be taken at Italy

Eligibility: 

Candidates of all nationalities are eligible for the Jean Monnet 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 2016/17, the PhD should have been awarded before 1 September 2011).

Open for International Students: Candidates of all nationalities are eligible for the Jean Monnet Fellowships.

The number of awards (s): The Centre offers up to 20 Jean Monnet Fellowships a year.

Duration of award(s): The fellowships are for the duration of one year (from September to August). In the case, a fellow arrives after the beginning of September or leaves before the fellowship ends (i.e. before late July), the grant will be accordingly reduced.

What does it cover?

  • Grant: The basic grant is € 2,500 per month. If the duration of the fellowship is less than 12 months, no grant will be paid for the month of August. Successful applicants benefiting from other grants or salaries must disclose this to the EUI, as the amount of the fellowship will be fixed at a lower rate (minimum € 1,250 per month) depending on the additional income.
  • Family allowance: A household allowance of € 300 per month is paid to fellows with a partner when the partner lives with the fellow in Florence and on the condition that the partner’s income does not exceed € 2,000 per month. There is a dependants allowance of € 200 per month for each dependent child living with the fellow in Florence.
  • Travel expenses: Fellows (but not their families) receive reimbursement for one return trip from their home town to Florence: first-class rail (travel by car is also reimbursed on this basis); Economy class airfare. The maximum amount for travel reimbursement is €1,200 for return travel.

How to Apply: Applications should be submitted online.

Application Deadline: The application deadline is 25 October

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