Applications are now invited for Australian European University Institute Fellowships to undertake research at the European University Institute.
The Fellowships are available to researchers enrolled at, or employed, by an Australian university and who are currently undertaking research in history, law, economics and social and political sciences. Candidates should identify a direct benefit for their research from a period of residence at the EUI. The Postgraduate applicants must be at an advanced stage of their research. The Postdoctoral Fellowship is available to those who have graduated with a PhD qualification within the last five years from an Australian university and have an affiliation with an Australian university. The Visiting Scholar Fellowship is awarded to an established scholar who can demonstrate that a one-month period of research at the EUI will be beneficial both to the applicant’s research and to the EUI’s research program.
· The Postgraduate Fellowship is for the three-month period September-December 2019. The Postgraduate Fellowships covers EUI fees for three months and provides a one-off payment of up to $7,000 to contribute to travel (including insurance) and subsistence;
· The Postdoctoral Fellowship is to be taken up for the period 6 January-30 June 2020. The Postdoctoral Fellowship covers EUI fees for six months and provides a one-off payment of up to $12,000 to contribute to travel (including insurance) and subsistence. This scholarship may be combined with the Max Weber Programme at the discretion of the AEUIFAI and the EUI selection committees;
· The Visiting Scholarship of one month is to be taken, by arrangement, in the period 6 January-30 June 2020. The AEUIFAI will cover EUI fees only for the Visiting Scholar.
The successful candidates will also have access to the facilities of the Monash University Prato Centre and are encouraged to participate in its activities. At the conclusion of their tenure, awardees must submit a one-page report to the AEUIFAI on their activities and outcomes.
All applications and letters of support are to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm (Eastern) on Friday 1 March 2019.
Please stipulate in the subject line of the email whether your application is a Postdoctoral, Postgraduate or a Visiting Scholar Application.
There is no special application form. Applications must include:
· a CV;
· a 2000 word description of the applicant’s research project (background, approach, methodology, significance), including the relevance of the EUI to the work to be covered during tenure there (please consult the EUI website for research interests of current faculty and related projects);
· a 50 word abstract summarising the proposal and its significance;
· Postdoctoral applicants must include plans to publish in a peer-reviewed journal as a result of the period of residence at the EUI. The successful applicant should also be prepared to present a public lecture towards the end of their tenure to be held at Monash Prato or at their home institution after their return to Australia.
· Postgraduate applicants must include a complete academic transcript.
Two confidential letters of support (including one from the thesis supervisor in the case of postgraduates) are to be sent directly by separate email cover. These confidential letters of support must not be sent by the applicants.
For further information please contact the Association’s Secretary, Dr Ben Wellings (email@example.com). The selection committee reserves the right not to appoint.
Applications close 1 March 2019. There is a two-stage process for assessing applications: the first a ranking by the Australian selection committee (renewed each year); the second a selection from the Australian rankings by the EUI selection committee.
The successful applicants will be notified by late June 2019.
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.