2016/2017 Jean Monnet Fellowships For International Graduates To Study In Italy

The Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) at the European University Institute (EUI) is offering up to 20 Jean Monnet Fellowships starting from 1 September 2016 for the academic year 2016/17.

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. The application deadline is 25 October 2015.

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).
Scholarship 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 Ph.D. should have been awarded before 1 September 2011).

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

Scholarship Description: The Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) offers one-year Jean Monnet Fellowships (renewable for one more year) to scholars who have obtained their doctorate more than 5 years prior to the start of the fellowship, i.e. 1 September 2016 for the academic year 2016/17. The Fellowship program is open to post-docs, tenure track academics and those wishing to spend their sabbatical at the Robert Schuman Centre. We invite you to become part of a lively and creative academic community. The research proposal should fit well with one of the Centre’s main research themes, programs and projects. Jean Monnet Fellows are based at the RSCAS and associated with one of the Centre’s projects and programmes. They are expected to actively participate in the academic life of the Centre and to contribute to the activities of the project or programme they are associated with. They can take part in the activities of the EUI postdoctoral programme and are encouraged to collaborate with PhD students, other postdocs and EUI academic staff.

Number of award(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. 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.
-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 air fare. The maximum amount for travel reimbursement is €1,200 for return travel.

Selection Criteria: Candidates are selected by the Academic Staff of the RSCAS and their nomination needs to be approved by the Executive Committee of the EUI. Jean Monnet Fellows are selected on the basis of a research proposal and of their CV. This decision is final and not subject to appeal. In case a reserve list is drawn up, places can be offered to reserve candidates if selected candidates do not accept the offer of a fellowship.

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: Applications should be submitted online.

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Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 25 October 2015.

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