My research is at the intersection of International Law and International Relations, and what I valued most about my Jean Monnet Fellowship was how it gave me both the professional freedom and tangible resources to pursue interdisciplinary research in the emerging field of ‘global law.’ Ranging from the world-class EUI library, frequent cross-disciplinary workshops to support for my own research conference, the Robert Schuman Centre provided remarkable conditions for developing my ideas and promoting my growth as a junior scholar. What is more, the immersion in Italian society and culture has been a great experience for my young family, and we are richer persons for all the friends, memories and flavours we have encountered in the warmth of Tuscany e la Bella Italia. This is one of the finest programs and settings available for any scholar seeking to advance his or her research and writing.
Nikolas M. Rajkovic, Jean Monnet Fellow 2012-2013 (Lecturer in International Law, University of Kent Law School)
The Jean Monnet Fellowship provides an incredible opportunity to do independent and multi-disciplinary research in one of the world’s most beautiful cities. During my stay here, I benefited greatly from my interactions with the Migration Policy Centre, the departments of History and Economics and even developed my football skills playing with the world-famous “Schumaniacs”! The crèche facilities are outstanding – a very important point for researchers with families. Apply to this fellowship for your own personal Renaissance!
Chinmay Tumbe, Jean Monnet Fellow 2012-2013 (Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy and Governance, TISS Hyderabad)