Young Policy Leaders Fellowships Program 2017 in Florence, Italy


  • Fully Funded
  • Florence

The European University Institute is seeking applications for its Young Policy Leaders Fellowships Program that is offering 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.

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. 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 basic grant is € 2,500 per month.

Residence: 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.

Family allowance
A household allowance of up to € 300 per month is paid to Fellow with a partner if the partner lives with applicant 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.

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

Removal/installation expenses
There is no provision for removal or installation expenses.


  • The Fellowships are open to candidates from all backgrounds and of any nationality.
  • 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.

Eligible Regions: Open for All.

Application Process

Apply online.

Application Deadline: May 8, 2017 (7 Days Remaining)

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