Jean Monnet Fellowships
Jean Monnet Fellowships are awarded in order to allow the pursuit or
continuance of post-doctoral research. This research must lead to
publication (articles or a monograph), either under the Institute's imprint
for instance in the form of a working paper, or in a journal, or with a
publisher with which the Fellow is already in contact. The fellows are based
in the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies or the Departments. They
have no teaching obligations and are welcome to participate in seminar
Work must fall within one of the following three major categories:
comparative research in a European perspective; research on the European
Union or on a topic of interest for the development of Europe; fundamental
research, provided that it relates to an innovative subject of importance in
one of the disciplines contributing to the development of Europe's cultural
and academic heritage.
Fellows carry out their research in one of the Institute's four departments
or in the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies which develops
interdisciplinary activities bearing on important issues, principally the
construction of Europe.
In accordance with the subject of their research, candidates may apply to a
maximum of two departments, or, where appropriate, to one department and the
Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies.
The Institute encourages Fellows to be associated with the Institute's
teaching and research activities. To this end, the Institute's departments
and the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies invite Fellows to the
activities which they organize (seminars, workshops, colloquia), and may
likewise propose that they give a weekly or fortnightly seminar on their
research or an area in which they specialize. They also hope Fellows will
make contact with researchers with the same academic interests as them, so
that they can assist professors in their training and thesis supervision
tasks. Fellows may be associated with one of the research projects under way
at the Institute and may also be invited to teach in their area of
The Fellowships are intended to support post-doctoral research by academics
in the early stages of their professional career. Senior academics can
indicate their interest for the visitor's programmes set up by the
Departments and the RSCAS.
Fellowships in the Departments
A number of Fellowships are available in each of the Institute's
Departments. For further information on Departments' activities, please see
the relevant pages:
Department of Economics
Department History and Civilization
Department of Law
Department of Political and Social Sciences
Information about Marie Curie Fellowships in the Departments is available
Fellowships in the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies
Please see also Marie Curie Fellowships
Each year the Centre offers a number of fellowships under its general
programme which focuses on the following main areas of research:
· What is Europe
· Europe's social, economic and political challenges
· Europe and the rest of the world
· Cross-country comparative topics
Applicants' research topics should be concentrated on these areas with a
particular focus on one of the themes covered by the Centre's programmes or
projects which are detailed on the web pages. There are no nationality
restrictions on eligibility.
Applications on Transatlantic Relations topics concentrated on one of the
following themes are welcome:
· Governance of the transatlantic relationship, especially in the area of
trade and investment. This includes analysing the institutional structures
for decision-making on both sides of the Atlantic.
· The roles of the European Union, the U.S., and the transatlantic
relationship in global governance.
A programme has been established around the new Pierre Werner Chair in
European Monetary Integration. Candidates with a particular interest in this
field should specify this clearly in their applications.
In addition the Centre offers 2 Vincent Wright Fellowships in the memory of
the distinguished political scientist, especially reserved for young
postdoctoral students and junior academics working on 'European Comparative
Politics' and 'The History of State Formation and the Development of
Administration since the XIXth Century in Europe'.
European Forum Fellowships
10-15 fellowships are offered each year for an annual European Forum
dedicated to a single theme, around which collective seminars are organised.
The Forum 2003/04 will be on Constitutionalism in Europe. The theme for
Forum 2004/05 for which the current call is applicable will be The Role of
Universities in the Innovation Systems of the 21st Century, directed by
Prof. Rikard Stankiewicz. For further information please see the European
Forum web pages.
Mediterranean Programme Fellowships
Within the framework of the Mediterranean Programme several fellowships will
be available (without nationality restriction). Applicants' research areas
should be concentrated on the four core fields of interest of the
· EU Relations with the Mediterranean Countries and the Middle East
· Middle East & North Africa: Political Regimes, State and Society
· Migration and Demography
· Energy Relations between Europe and the Middle East & North Africa
For more detailed information regarding these four core fields of interest,
please visit the Mediterranean Programme's web pages and go to