Jean Monnet Fellowships (Global)

Jean Monnet Fellowships (Global)

Conducted By : Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies
October 25 2019   Fellowship   Doctorate (PhD)   Global
 About Jean Monnet Fellowships (Global)

Jean Monnet Fellowship

Jean Monnet Fellowship Summary:


Major Highlights


Jean Monnet Fellowship Eligibility


Jean Monnet Fellowship Rewards

Jean Monnet Fellowship Application Process

Jean Monnet Fellowship Selection Process


Jean Monnet Fellowship Contact Details

  • Jean Monnet Fellowship is a fully paid fellowship and is offered for one or two years by The Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies to post-doctoral candidates in an early stage of their academic career.
  • The fellowship is for those who wish to do postdoctoral research at Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, Italy.
  • It is renewable after one year and scholars who have obtained their doctorate more than 5 years prior to the start of the Fellowship can apply.
  • The Fellowship programme is open to post-doctoral candidates who have a good knowledge of English, tenure-track academics and those wishing to spend their time at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies
  • The Centre offers up to 20 Fellowships a year.
  • The three main research themes of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies are:
    • Integration, Governance, and Democracy
    • Regulating Markets and Governing Money
    • 21st Century World Politics and Europe
  • The Fellows can take part in the activities of the EUI postdoctoral programme and are encouraged to collaborate with Ph.D. students and EUI academic staff. 

Jean Monnet Fellowship

Jean Monnet Fellowship Eligibility Criteria:

  • Nationality: All Nationalities are eligible to participate in the Fellowship programme.
  • Academic Qualification: Candidates who have obtained their doctorate degree more than 5 years prior to the start of the fellowship on 1 September.
  • Language Fluency: The candidate should be fluent in English or French languages.
 Reward Description

Jean Monnet Fellowship Rewards:

  • Residence: Selected Fellows are required to live in Florence or the duration of their Fellowship so that they actively participate in the academic activities of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies.
  • Grant: Selected fellows are paid basic grant is € 2,500 per month. If you are beneficiary of any other grants or salaries then bring it to the notice of EUI, as the amount of the fellowship will be fixed at a lower rate 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.
  • Dependents Allowance: Fellows will get dependants to allowance of € 200 per month for each dependent child living with the fellow in Florence.
    • Kindly Note: Fellows are entitled to these allowances subject to that they are not receiving any similar allowance from another source and upon production of relevant documents.
    • For dependent children in full-time education and over the age of 18, a school or university certificate is required. 
  • Taxation: Fellows themselves have to comply with any tax provisions applicable to them.
  • Medical Insurance: Fellows must have adequate medical insurance coverage during their stay at the Institute. Candidates can also subscribe to the EUI's private sickness and health insurance scheme at their own expense.
  • Travel Expenses: Fellows (but not their families) receive reimbursement for one return trip from their hometown to Florence and back to their hometown at the end of the 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 for return travel.
  • Publication: The research done during the fellowship should lead to a publication, either as a EUI Working Paper, or in a scientific journal, or with a reputable academic publisher.
 Application Process

Jean Monnet Fellowship Application Process:

There are two phases in the application process:

  • Registration Process: Candidates have to register Online at the official website by entering their personal details and referee details.
  • Submission Process: Once you have registered your application, continue to work on the application details and attachments until the deadline of October 25.
    • Submit the application only when all the information entered is true to your knowledge and the final version of the attachments has been successfully uploaded.

Enclosures to be submitted along with the Application Form:

  • An updated and current CV with a list of publications in PDF Form.
  • letter of motivation of 1-2 pages in PDF Form
  • research proposal of 2-4 pages in PDF Form
  • Letter of References


  • Candidates have to provide the names of two academic referees and ensure that the letters of reference are submitted online directly by the referees before the deadline October 25.
  • 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.
    • Do not send a hard copy. Registered referees may also submit the reference letter through E-mail:
    • References can be written in any 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.
 Selection Process

Jean Monnet Fellowship Selection Process:

  • Candidates are selected by the Academic Staff of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies and their nomination needs to be approved by the Executive Committee of the EUI.
  • Candidates are selected on the fulfilling of the below-mentioned criteria:
    • The CV of the applicant
    • The overall scientific quality of the proposal
    • The research proposal should fit well with one of the Centre’s main research themes, programmes, and projects
  • The decision of the Selection Committee is final and is not subject to appeal.
  • If there exists a reserve list, places can be offered to reserve candidates if selected candidates do not accept the offer of a fellowship. 
 Contact Details

Jean Monnet Fellowship Contact Details:

  • Address: European University Institute, via dei Roccettini 9, I-50014 San Domenico di Fiesole, ITALY
  • Tel: [+39] 055 4685 037
  • E-mail:
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