Jean Monnet Postdoctoral Fellowships, Florence

Deadline: 25 October annually
Open to: PhD holders of all nationalities
Fellowship: € 2,000 per month, travel reimbursement


The Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) offers one or two year fellowships to post-docs in an early stage of their academic career.

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.

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 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. 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 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.

Fellows (but not their families) receive reimbursement for one return trip from their home town to Florence. The maximum amount for travel reimbursement is €1,200 for return travel.


  • 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);
  • 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.


Read the instructions how to apply HEREThe annual deadline for applications is 25 October.

For more information visit the official website HERE.