A household allowance of up to 300 EUR 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 EUR per month. The sum of income and allowance can not exceed 2,000 EUR per month (i.e. if the income is more than 1,700 EUR, the allowance will be paid only to top up to 2,000 EUR).
There is a dependants allowance of 200 EUR 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 MWP operates a maternity leave policy whereby Fellows who give birth during their Fellowship are eligible to up to four months paid maternity leave, with their Fellowship being extended accordingly. Fellows who will give birth between notification of the award of the Fellowship and its commencement the following September may request to defer the Fellowship for a year.