The Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) is offering one or two year fellowships to post-docs in an early stage of their academic career for the 2014/2015 academic session. The main criteria of selection are the CV of the applicant, the overall scientific quality of the proposal, and the fit of the proposal with the Centre’s research programme. The fellowship is tenable in the European University Institute, Italy.

The fellowships are for the duration of one or two years (12 or 24 months from September to August). Candidates should indicate the preferred duration of the fellowship in the application form.

Of these fellowships, up to 10 are offered as Global Governance Fellowships and affiliated to the RSCAS’ Global Governance Programme.

  • Applicants should apply with a clear reference to one of the GGP’s Research Strands (Climate Governance, Cultural Pluralism, Development, Global Economics, International Trade Observatory, Modes of Global Governance).
  • The GGP this year will assign up to 2 fellowships to EU-Asia relations.
  • Applications are invited on any aspect of the EU-Asia relations that relates also to one of the Research Strands of the Programme.
  • Two of the fellowships are awarded to candidates working on European Comparative Politics or European Comparative History as ‘Vincent Wright Fellowships’, in memory of the distinguished political scientist, Vincent Wright.

Worth of Award

      1.  Residence

  • Fellows must live in 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.

         2.  Grant

  • The basic grant is €2,000 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.
  • If applicable, family allowances will be added to the basic grant (see below)
  • 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.

Eligibility

Priority will be given to proposals that fit well with one or more of the Centre’s core research themes:

  • European Institutions, Governance and Democracy
  • Migration
  • Economic and Monetary Policy
  • Competition Policy and Market Regulation
  • Energy Policy and Climate Policy
  • Global Governance
  • International and Transnational Relations of the EU

The main criteria of selection are the CV of the applicant, the overall scientific quality of the proposal, and the fit of the proposal with the Centre’s research programme.

  • The fellowships are open to candidates who will have successfully defended their Ph.D. by 31 July preceding the start of the fellowship on 1 September.
  • Candidates are eligible during the 7-year period following the successful completion of their Ph.D. (For example, to apply for 2014/15, the Ph.D. should be completed between 31/7/2007 and 31/7/2014)
  • Extensions to the 7-year rule are allowed in cases of applicants whose academic career has been interrupted due to maternity leave, illness or mandatory military service. In particular, for each maternity leave an additional year will be permitted, while in the case of a long or recurrent illness the total period of illness may be taken into account in calculating eligibility.
  • Explanation of the circumstances should be included in the application in the field marked ‘Additional Notes’. Supporting documents will be requested from candidates proposed for selection.
  • Candidates who have received their Ph.D. from the EUI can only apply for JMF after they have been away from the Institute in a full-time occupation or with another fellowship for at least one year after defending the Ph.D.
  • Candidates of all nationalities are eligible for the Jean Monnet Fellowships.

How to Apply

  Read this before opening the JMF application form

  • Prepare your CV with a list of publications in PDF.
  • Prepare a research proposal (2-4 pages) in PDF.
  • Use standard international fonts and avoid macros, special characters and password-protected attachments.

Filling in the JMF application form:

  • If you enter text over a maximum field length you will have to shorten it.
  • Enter your family name (surname) and first name (name) in the correct fields.
  • Do not fill in all fields in capital letters.
  • Recheck all field entries and documents before pressing the Submit button.

After submission of your application and subsequently during the application and selection period you will receive emails from [email protected] They advise you to check your junk email in the event that you have not received an email that you are expecting, failing this please contact them at [email protected]

Letters of reference

  • Two confidential letters of reference must be sent using the on-line form  directly by the referees.
  • References from current full-time/part-time EUI professors will not be accepted.

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

Click here for more details and to apply online

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