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European University Institute Postdoctoral Fellowships


Application are now open for the 2020/21 entry to the Max Weber Post-doctoral Programme at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy.

Amongst the largest, most prestigious, innovative and successfull post doctoral programmes in the historical and social sciences, the Max Weber Programme is located in an exceptionnally beautiful setting with truly outstanding research and training facilities. A multidisciplinary programme, we offer between 50-60 fully funded post doctoral fellowships to applicants from anywhere in the world in the fields of economics, history, law and social and political sciences. All areas and types of research within these fields are considered.


Applicants must be within 5 years of the award of their PhD. Preference is given to those who have recently completed a doctorate, not had a postdoctoral position before and/or are on the job market. Last year 98% of Fellows found an academic position on completing the Fellowship.

In addition to the scholarships funded by the Max Weber programme itself, there are additional grants available that are funded by governments/foundations in Australia, Japan, Finland, Poland and Slovenia, to which nationals of these countries (and in some cases residents in these countries) may also apply. Suitable applicants of any nationality may also apply for a second year at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva (IHEID).

Further informations

To find out more about the programme, the training it offers and its multidisciplinary character, as well as how to apply, go to:


The Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies offers Jean Monnet Fellowships for the academic year 2020/21 for scholars who have obtained their doctorate more than 5 years prior to the start of the fellowship, i.e. before 1 September 2015. The Fellowship programme is open to post-docs, tenure track academics and those wishing to spend their sabbatical at the Robert Schuman Centre, a lively and creative academic community at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.

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. 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.


Further information

More information about the Centre's research programmes and projects and about the Jean Monnet Fellowships can be found at:



The European University Institute (EUI) is a unique international centre for doctorate and post-doctorate studies and research, situated in the Tuscan hills overlooking Florence. Since its establishment 40 years ago by the six founding members of the then European Communities, the EUI has earned a reputation as a leading international academic institution with a European focus. The four departments - Economics, History and Civilization, Law, and Political and Social Sciences - host scholars from more than 60 countries, studying for the Institution's doctorate or the one-year master in law. Furthermore, the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) focuses on inter-disciplinary, comparative and policy research on the major issues affecting European societies, while the Max Weber Programme for Post-doctoral Studies prepares fellows for a career in academia. The EUI's distinctly international environment offers unique academic training, enriches the intellectual experience and provides exceptional opportunities for academics across disciplines and borders.

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