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2019 Postgraduate Research Grant Programme on EU Public Finances and Budget

Posted on 07 May 2019

The European Court of Auditors and the European University Institute (Historical Archives of the European Union) are launching the 13th edition of their joint Postgraduate Research Grant Programme. The grant is intended to enable researchers with an interest in EU public finances and budget to broaden their research through access to the Historical Archives of the European Union, to which the Court has entrusted its own historical archives and those of the Audit Board (1958-1977). Applications must be submitted by e-mail no later than 1 July 2019.

Two research grants (€5 000 each) will be awarded to researchers working on projects relating to the impact of European public finances on society and culture. The programme is open to all current postgraduate students (master’s and doctoral candidates) and to postdoctoral students, as well as to university teachers who have completed their master's degree or doctorate within the past ten years. Candidates from a wide range of academic disciplines are welcome to apply, including scholars of law, political science, economics, sociology, public administration and history.

This joint grant scheme is a great opportunity for young researchers to explore and discover the unique archival heritage of the Historical Archives of the European Union, as well as to be involved in the international and dynamic academic community gathered in Florence at the EUI.

The Grant Programme Selection Committee is composed of Jean-Jack Beurotte, former Director at the European Court of Auditors (Chairman of the Selection Committee); Jean-Marie Palayret, former Director of the Historical Archives of the European Union and former Associate Professor of the History of European Integration at the University of Strasbourg; and Carlo degli Abbati, former official of the European Court of Auditors and lecturer at the University of Genoa.

For further information about the application, visit the Grant-dedicated webpage.