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Call for applications: Archival Fellowship 2021 at the HAEU

Posted on 28 January 2021

The Interdisciplinary Research Cluster on Environmental Challenges and Climate Change Governance launched a call for applications for a Visiting Research Fellow on environment/climate change governance at the Historical Archives of the European Union (HAEU) to stimulate interest and generate fresh findings on these matters.

All current non-EUI postgraduate researchers are eligible to apply for the Visiting Research Fellowship. The Research Fellow’s home discipline can be history, law, sociology, political and social sciences or economics. Interdisciplinary approaches are strongly encouraged. 

The Fellow will be in residence at the EUI for a period of two to three months (longer if self-financing for additional time is available) during the year 2021. The maximum amount of funding the successful candidate may receive is EUR 5000.

The Visiting Research Fellow will be required to share their research findings with the EUI community in the form of a presentation in the seminar series of the research cluster on Environmental Challenges and Climate Change Governance. Publication of a Working Paper in the cluster’s working paper series is strongly encouraged. The Visiting Research Fellow will furthermore be expected to assist the EUI community in learning about the methodologies and values applicable to research on environment and climate change governance at the HAEU. To this end, the Fellow shall prepare brief training materials (3–5 pages) outlining how to approach the challenges of conducting research in this area.

Applications for the Research Fellowship will be accepted until 26 February 2021, at 12.00 pm Florence time, and should be addressed to [email protected]. The applications will be evaluated by the coordinators of the cluster on the basis of the originality and the relevance of the proposals to the cluster’s themes, as well as to the material available at the HAEU. Applicants will be notified by mid- March.

The Interdisciplinary Research Cluster on Environmental Challenges and Climate Change Governance is jointly coordinated by EUI Professors Joanne Scott (Department of Law) and Corinna Unger (Department of History and Civilization). It serves as a platform to bring together researchers and scholars from all disciplines represented at the EUI working on environmental and climate issues. It also promotes the development of joint research initiatives and the establishment of networks beyond the EUI. The cluster’s activities entail a seminar series, the organization of an interdisciplinary workshop, and the award of a fellowship to conduct research at the Historical Archives of the European Union, which are housed at the EUI.

The Historical Archives of the European Union (HAEU) preserves and makes available the historical documents of the European Union institutions as well as the archives of private associations/organizations and individuals. These archives offer rich, and largely unexploited, opportunities to conduct research into the dynamics and drivers of European Union environmental law, policy and governance. The Archives’ holdings cover both internal and external dimensions of the EU, including the process of enlargement and the EEC’s/EC’s/EU’s relationships with other parts of the world, especially the former European colonies.

Find out more about the requirements and application procedure.