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Conditions of Award


The Fellowships are awarded for 12, 24 or exceptionally 36 months from September to August. Candidates should indicate the preferred period in their application.

EUI reserves the right to award 12 months instead of 24 or 36 months due to the high demand for MWP Fellowships. The period will be indicated in the award letter. Please note that at present only Economics applicants are standardly offered 24 month Fellowships in the first instance. Applicants in other disciplines will be considered for a limited number of extensions for a further year during the first 12 months if they wish to be so. In exceptional cases, 36 month Fellowships may be offered. The decision to extend a Fellowship to 2 or 3 years will be made by the Department and the MW Steering Committee on the basis of their evaluation of the candidates and departmental needs.

Fellows are required to stay until 20 July, but may leave thereafter (the Institute is closed for much of August). If a Fellow leaves before the official end date of 20 July, then the grant will be terminated and no grant will be paid for the month of August.


Fellows are required to live in the area of Florence for the duration of their Fellowship so that they may play an active part in the programme and in the academic activities of their department. 


The basic grant is € 2,000 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 €1,250 per month) depending on the amount of the additional income.

If applicable, family allowances will be added to the basic grant (see below). 

Family Allowance

A household allowance of up to € 300 per month is paid to Fellows with a partner if the partner lives with them in Florence and on condition that the partner's income is less than € 2,000 per month. The sum of income and allowance can not 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).

There is a dependants allowance of € 200 per month for each dependent child.

Fellows are entitled to these allowances if they are not receiving any similar allowance from another source, and on presentation of relevant documents (marriage certificate or a document that proves that you are living together in Florence, birth certificates).

A school or university certificate is required for dependent children in full-time education and over the age of 18. 


The Fellowship is not taxed by the Institute. Fellows are, however, required to comply with any other tax provisions which may be applicable to them. 

Medical Insurance

Fellows must have adequate medical insurance cover during their stay at the Institute.

Fellows can either provide proof of their own insurance scheme or subscribe to the EUI's Cigna Insurance Scheme at their own expense.

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 is €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.

Removal/installation Expenses

There is no provision for removal or installation expenses.


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