Fernand Braudel Senior Fellowships in Florence, Italy

Deadline: 30 March 2014 and 30 September 2014
Open to: established academics of all nationalities with an international reputation
Fellowship: monthly stipend of €3,000


Fernand Braudel Senior Fellowships provide a framework for established academics with an international reputation to pursue their research at the European University Institute (EUI).

Fellowships last for up to ten  months in one of the EUI’s four departments which in turn invite fellows to participate in departmental activities (seminars, workshops, colloquia, etc).

Fellows are encouraged to make contact with researchers sharing their academic interests, may be involved in the teaching and thesis supervision tasks of EUI professors, and associated with one of the research projects being carried out at the EUI.

The fellowship lasts 3-10 months. Candidates must indicate their intended length of stay in the application but the hosting department may propose a different and/or shorter period to successful candidates subject to available funding. Fellowships are not normally awarded for the months of July and August.

Fellows must live in Florence for the duration of the fellowship so that they can take an active part in the academic activities of their Department.


The fellowships are open to established academics of all nationalities with an international reputation. Former professors or fellows of the EUI are eligible after three years have elapsed since their last contract with the EUI. Fellows should have a good knowledge of English and of any other language relevant to their proposed research.


The monthly stipend is € 3,000. The amount of the grant for successful applicants whose normal place of residence is within 90 km of Florence will be fixed at a lower rate. Fellowships are not taxed by the EUI, but fellows are required to comply with any other tax provisions which may apply to them.

Fellows must have adequate medical insurance cover during their stay at the Institute. Fellows can either provide proof of their own insurance scheme or subscribe to the EUI’s Van Breda Insurance Scheme at their own expense.

There is no provision for travel, removal or installation expenses.


There are two annual deadlines for applications – 30 March and/or 30 September.

  • The Department of Law and the Department of History and Civilization  consider applications only for the 30 March deadline;
  • the Department of Political and Social Sciences considers applications only for the 30 September;
  • the Department of Economics considers applications for the 30 March and the 30 September.

Prepare a research proposal (2-4 pages) and your CV (a short CV of maximum 5 pages including education, professional experience, prizes and other major achievements) with a selected list of publications (a list of your books, contributions to books and major professional journals). Then, fill in the on-line Fernand Braudel Fellowship form and submit the documents as attachments.

For further information, please visit the official website.

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