Delegation of the European Union to Australia

Fellowships at the EU's international research institute in Italy

30/10/2018 - 02:21
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Would you like to undertake research at the European University Institute in Florence Italy? Fellowships are now open for researchers enrolled at, or working for an Australian university, and currently researching history, law, economics and social and political sciences.


European University Institute


  • The Postgraduate Fellowship  at the European University Institute  is three-months September-December 2019. It covers EUI institute's fees and a one-off payment up to $7,000 for travel (including insurance) and subsistence. Applicants must be at an advanced stage of their research.
  • The Postdoctoral Fellowship is 6 January-30 June 2020. It covers EUI fees and a one-off payment of up to $12,000 for travel (including insurance) and subsistence.  The scholarship may be discretionally combined with the Max Weber Programme. This is available to Australian university PHD holders who graduated within the last five years and have an affiliation with an Australian university.
  • The Visiting Scholarship of one month is to be taken, by arrangement, between 6 January-30 June 2020. The AEUIFAI will cover EUI fees only for the Visiting Scholar. This is awarded to an established scholar who can demonstrate that a one-month residence will be beneficial to their research and the EUI.

How to apply?

Candidates need to identify the direct benefit  of a period of residence at the international research institute established by the European Union.

Include a CV and 2000 word description of the research project (background, approach, methodology, significance), including relevance of the EUI and a 50 word abstract summarising the proposal and its significance.

Postdoctoral applicants must include plans to publish in a peer-reviewed journal. And should be prepared to present a public lecture towards at Monash Prato or home institution after their return.

Postgraduate applicants must include a complete academic transcript.

Two confidential letters of support (including one from the thesis supervisor of postgraduates) are to be sent directly by separate email cover. These confidential letters of support must not be sent by the applicants.

Submit by 5PM Friday 1 March 2019.

Subject line of the email should state Postdoctoral, Postgraduate or a Visiting Scholar Application.

Further information

Dr Ben Wellings:


The Australian European University Institute Fellowships Association Incorporated and its award scheme is currently generously sponsored by Monash University, the University of Queensland, La Trobe University and the University of Wollongong. In order to make possible the presence of Australians at the European University Institute, Florence, the AEUIFAI was established in 1995 as an independent body comprised of Australian universities and the Delegation of the European Union to Australia. Founding members were the Australian National University, Deakin University, Griffith University, Monash University, the University of Melbourne, and the Delegation of the European Union to Australia.

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