Young Policy Leaders Fellowships 2017, European University Institute, Italy

Publish Date: Apr 06, 2017

Deadline: May 08, 2017

Young Policy Leaders Fellowships

The European University Institute, in the context of the programme leading to a School of Transnational Governance, offers 3 to 12 months fellowships for the academic year 2017-18 to policy makers, civic leaders, civil servants, journalists or young scholars with a key interest in policy issues. Candidates have to be potential leaders in their respective fields and be involved in policy issues, notably at the level of politics, civil service, media, academia or non-governmental organisations.

The Fellowships are open to candidates from all backgrounds and of any nationality. The programme will offer 7 fellowships, of varying duration, for the next academic year. Candidates can choose between periods of 3, 6 or 12 months and should indicate their preference in the application form. Candidates are selected on the basis of their CV and a two-page letter of motivation describing their interests and/or links with transnational policy issues, their future professional ambitions and the reasons to apply for the fellowship.

The Fellows will be part of the European University Institute, one of Europe’s leading academic and research communities, and will in particular be involved in the activities of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies  and the future School of Transnational Governance. Fellows are expected to actively participate in the policy-oriented activities of the programme, and in the academic life of the EUI. These fellowships are distinctive in offering to fellows a unique setting and a programme that merges academic and research excellence with policy and practical action and experience. The programme may also include stays and visits to institutions of the European Union and to national institutions.


The fellowships are for the duration of 3, 6 or 12 months between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018. Candidates should indicate the preferred period in their application.


Fellows must reside in the area of Florence for the duration of their Fellowship so that they can take an active part in the activities of the EUI and the fellowship programme. The programme may, however, include a short stay at an institution of the European Union or a national institution.


The basic grant is € 2,500 per month.

Successful applicants who receive other grants or salaries must disclose this to the EUI. The amount of the Fellowship will be fixed at a lower rate (minimum €1,750 per month) depending on the amount of the additional income (upon production of relevant supporting documents).

If applicable, family allowances will be added to the basic grant.

Family allowance

A household allowance of up to € 300 per month is paid to Fellow with a partner if the partner lives with him /her in Florence and on the condition that the partner's income is less than € 2,000 per month. The sum of income and allowance cannot exceed € 2,000 per month (i.e. if the income is more than € 1,700, the allowance will be paid only to top up to € 2,000).

An allowance of € 200 per month is paid for each dependent child.

Fellows are entitled to these allowances if they can declare that they are not receiving any similar allowance from another source, and upon submission of relevant supporting documents (i.e. marriage or partner certificate, or proof of cohabitation in Florence; birth certificates).

For dependent children in full-time education and over the age of 18, a school or university certificate is required. No allowance is paid for dependent children over the age of 26.

Travel expenses

Fellows (but not their families) receive reimbursement for the incoming trip from their place of origin to Florence, and for the outgoing trip to their destination at the end of their fellowship.

  • First-class rail (travel by car is also reimbursed on this basis)
  • Economy class air fare

The maximum amount for travel reimbursement amounts to €1,200 including both incoming and outgoing trip. Reimbursement of higher amounts and any extra costs can be authorized by the Programme Director upon a justified special request. Taxi expenses are not reimbursed.

Application Form – Register Early, Submit by the Deadline

There are two distinct phases in the application process:

1. Register your application

2. Submit your application by the deadline

Once you have registered your application you may continue to work on the application details and attachments until the deadline. Submit the application only when you have filled in all the information correctly and have successfully uploaded the final version of the attachments.

After submission, it will not be possible to update or modify your application. 

Requested Documents

  • Prepare your CV in PDF
  • Prepare a letter of motivation (2 pages) in PDF, describing your interests and/or links with transnational policy issues, your future professional ambitions and the reasons to apply for the fellowship

Use standard international fonts and avoid macros, special characters and password-protected attachments.

Letters of References

  • The EUI does not request reference letters at this stage but candidates are asked to provide the names and contact details of two referees whom the EUI may contact.

Selection Procedure

Candidates are selected by a committee consisting of the staff of the programme. Final approval is made by the EUI Executive Committee. Their decision is final and there is no appeal. 

For more information please click "Further Official Information" below.

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