Vibeke Sørensen Grant Scheme for Visiting Scholars 2021, Historical Archives of the EU, Italy

Publish Date: Jun 14, 2021

Deadline: Jun 30, 2021

The Vibeke Sørensen Grant scheme for visiting scholars was set up in 1993 by the then President of the European University Institute (EUI) Emile Noël with support of the European Commission.

The grant scheme adopted its current name in 1997 to honour the memory of Dr. Vibeke Sørensen (1952 – 1995), former researcher at the EUI History Department and staff member of the Historical Archives of the European Union (HAEU). As a researcher she completed in 1987 her thesis on Denmark's social democratic government and the Marshall Plan, 1947-1950 under the supervision of Prof. Alan S. Milward with whom she later collaborated on the collective volume The Frontier of National Sovereignty: History and Theory 1945-1992 (Routledge, 1994).


The grant scheme aims at encouraging research on the history of European integration based on primary sources held at the Historical Archives of the European Union.


All current non-EUI postgraduate students are eligible to apply for a Vibeke Sørensen Grant.Candidates may not benefit from any other grant in the framework of inter-university programmes during the same period. Candidates are not eligible to receive a Vibeke Sørensen Grant more than once.

Vibeke Sørensen Grants are assigned by the President of the European University Institute upon the recommendation of the HAEU Director who appraises applications on the basis of the relevance to the research theme proposed.

Application Procedures and Deadlines

Candidates must submit their request for a Vibeke Sørensen Grant to the HAEU Director in English, French or Italian, which are the main working languages of the European University Institute. Applications can be sent by email. The application file should include:

  • A detailed presentation of the research proposal and a justification of the need to use the Historical Archives of the EU in Florence
  • Letter of recommendation from the candidate’s thesis director, or by the director of the relevant research programme
  • The planned dates of stay in Florence
  • Curriculum Vitae

For the year 2021, applications will be accepted and grants awarded for two separate time periods.

Deadlines for applications are 31 March and 30 June 2021.
All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by the HAEU Director.

Grant Awards

A maximum of ten Vibeke Sørensen Grants are awarded per year without obligation to award the maximum number of grants.The research time in Florence is to last one month. Successful candidates are obliged to be present in the reading room at least four days a week during their research stay.Successful applicants will receive a research grant of 1,365 € (one thousand three hundred fifty-five Euros) paid after submission of a short essay on the grant holder’s research to the HAEU Director.

Publications and Commitments

Grant holders shall submit to the HAEU Director a copy of publications (article, monograph) produced based on research carried out at the archives and acknowledge in their publication the Vibeke Sørensen Grant programme. 

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