EUI Florence Jean Monnet Postdoctoral Fellowships

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The Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSC) offers one-year Jean Monnet Fellowships to scholars who have obtained their doctorate more than 5 years prior to the start of the fellowship, i.e. 1 September 2023 for the academic year 2023-24. The Fellowship programme is open to post-docs, tenure track academics and those wishing to spend their sabbatical at the RSC. We invite you to become part of a lively and creative academic community. The Centre offers up to 20 Fellowships a year.

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.

More information about the Centre’s research programmes and projects can be found on the RSC web site.

Jean Monnet Fellows are based at the RSC 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.

Those prospective applicants who would like to work with academics based in the RSC but who obtained their doctorate less than five years ago should consider applying to the Max Weber Programme.

The deadline for applications is 25 October 2022 (14:00 Italian time).

Information for Applicants


  • 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 2023-24, the Ph.D. should have been awarded before 1 September 2018).
  • Candidates of all nationalities are eligible for the Jean Monnet Fellowships.

How to Apply

Application Form – Register Early, Submit by the Deadline

Applications must be submitted through the Online Application Form.

There are two distinct phases in the application process:

1. Register your application as early as possible

You are encouraged to register your application, by inserting your personal details and referee details as soon as possible. This is important to allow sufficient time for your referees to submit the reference letters before the deadline. References will not be accepted after the deadline.

2. Submit your application by the deadline 25 October 2022 (14:00 Italian time)

Once you have registered your application you may continue to work on the application details and attachments until the deadline of 25 October 2022 (14:00 Italian time). Submit the application only when you have filled in all the information correctly and have successfully uploaded the final version of the attachments.

Applications Deadline: The deadline for applications is 25 October 2022 at 14:00 (Italian Time) - Online application form will be available as of 18 July 2022.

Data Protection Policy: By registering/submitting application, you give your consent for processing the data as specified in the Privacy Statement for Application and Selection Procedures for EUI Post-Doctoral Programmes and in accordance with the EUI’s Data Protection Policy outlined in the EUI Data Protection Policy (Decision of the President No. 10 of 18 February 2019).

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.

Please use standard international fonts, do not use macros, special characters, password-protection, electronic signatures or logos.

Letters of References

Your referees will be contacted and will be allowed to submit the reference only after you have completed and registered the first step of the online application form including the names and contact details of referees. In order to receive the references in time by the deadline, you should register the referee details as soon as possible . This is possible any time and you do not yet need to submit the final version of your application at that time.

When you register your referees' contact details in the online application form, an email requesting a reference on your behalf is automatically sent to the referees you have nominated. Nevertheless, it is your responsibility to contact referees directly to inform them of your request, to verify that they have received the email request and to ensure that they submit the reference by the deadline. Please note that reference letters can be submitted by the registered referees (before the deadline) even after you have submitted your application. Registered referees may contact the Academic Service in case of questions or problems emailing

Notes for Referees

Once the candidate has registered the details of their referees, each referee will receive an e-mail with access details for submitting their reference letter online.

  • References should be submitted as PDF files. Please use standard international fonts, do not use macros, special characters, password-protection, electronic signatures or logos.
  • Do not send a hard copy.
  • You may write in a language other than English, but English will guarantee the widest possible reading.
  • References from current full-time or part-time EUI professors will not be accepted.
  • If you have any problems or questions, please contact the Academic Service emailing

The deadline for submitting references is 25 October 2022 (14:00 Italian time). Kindly note that the EUI encourages candidates to apply and register their referees as early as possible: the application process is open from mid-July to the deadline 25 October 2022 (14:00 Italian time).

Polish Jean Monnet Fellowship

The Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education awards one Jean Monnet Fellowship for the academic year 2023-24. The fellowships are available to Polish candidates who have received a doctorate more than five years ago. The selected candidates will participate in the Jean Monnet Fellowship programme.

Interested candidates should apply directly for admission to the Jean Monnet Fellowship following the instructions given on this page. The deadline for applications is 25 October 2022 (14:00 Italian time). Eligible Polish candidates will automatically be considered for this Fellowship.

Conditions of Award

The fellowships are for the duration of one year (12 months from September to August).

In the case a fellow arrives after the beginning of September or leaves before the fellowship ends (i.e. before 20 July), the grant will be accordingly reduced/terminated, and no grant will be paid for the month of August.

Fellows must live in the area of Florence for the duration of their Fellowship so that they can take an active part in the academic activities of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies.

The research done during the fellowship should lead to a publication, either as an EUI Working Paper, or in a scientific journal, or with a reputable academic publisher.

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 if they live 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.

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 air fare
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 authorized 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.


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