Postdoctoral Fellowships

Job Description & Qualification

Postdoctoral Fellowships
European University Institute

50-60 Max Weber Post-doctoral Fellowships

Applications are now open for the 2023/24 entry to the Max Weber Post-doctoral Programme at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy.

Amongst the largest, most prestigious, innovative and successful post-doctoral programmes in the historical and social sciences, the Max Weber Programme is located in an exceptionally beautiful setting with truly outstanding research and training facilities. As a multidisciplinary programme, we offer between 50-60 fully funded post-doctoral fellowships to applicants from anywhere in the world in the fields of economics, history, law and social and political sciences. All areas and types of research within these fields are considered. Applicants can apply to be affiliated with one of the EUIs four departments (Economics, History and Civilisation, Law and Political and Social Sciences), the Robert Schuman Centre or the School of Transnational Governance.

Applicants must be within 5 years of the award of their PhD. Preference is given to those who have recently completed a doctorate, not had a postdoctoral position before and/or are on the job market. Over the last years more than 90% of Fellows found an academic position upon completing the Fellowship.

In addition to the scholarships funded by the Max Weber programme itself, there are additional grants available that are funded by governments/foundations in Japan, Finland, Greece, Poland, Spain and Slovenia. Please consult the Programme’s website for the conditions of these grants. Suitable applicants of any nationality may also apply for a second year at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva (IHEID). Candidates who apply to be affiliated with the Department of History can indicate interest in an affiliation with the Alcide de Gasperi Research Centre on the History of European Integration at the EUI.

To find out more about the programme, the training it offers and its multidisciplinary character, as well as how to apply, go to:

Deadline for applications: 18 October 2022 (with a rolling deadline thereafter for candidates for the Economics Department should the positions not be filled)

Up to 20 Jean Monnet Fellowships at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies

The Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies offers Jean Monnet Fellowships for the academic year 2023/24 for scholars who have obtained their doctorate more than 5 years prior to the start of the fellowship, i.e. before 1 September 2018. The Fellowship programme is open to post-docs, tenure track academics and those wishing to spend their sabbatical at the Robert Schuman Centre, a lively and creative academic community at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.

Jean Monnet Fellows are selected on the basis of a research proposal and of their CV. The research proposal should fit well with one of the Centre’s main research themes, programmes and projects.

More information about the Centre’s research programmes and projects and about the Jean Monnet Fellowships can be found at:

Deadline for applications: 25 October 2022

Application Procedure

For Max Weber Fellowships:

For Jean Monnet Fellowships:

For Max Weber Fellowships: 18 October 2022 2.00 pm (CEST)
For Jean Monnet Fellowships: 25 October 2022 2.00 pm (CEST)

About the Organization

We are the European University Institute (EUI), the leading institute in Europe dedicated to social sciences and humanities. Founded in 1972 by the six original members of the then European Communities, the EUI has earned a reputation as a transnational hub of research and higher learning.

The EUI’s outstanding doctoral, postdoctoral, master and executive education programmes, combined with our vibrant community of more than 1000 scholars from over 60 countries, create an empowering, intellectual climate where students and researchers can contribute to the betterment of society.

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Job ID

ID: J11628