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Leaves of Absence and Parental Allowance

EUI rules require that researchers be resident in Florence during registration on the programme, but that in certain circumstances they may apply for a leave of absence from the Institute programme.

This excludes leaves of absence for thesis-related research visits or similar, or military service.

See EUI Academic Rules and Regulations for the Doctoral Programme, Chapter 12

 

Parental Leave


Researchers wishing to take a leave of absence for maternity/paternity may request a period of leave of up to 6 months for each child. This leave may be extended up to 12 months if the researcher's grant authority so permts, based on the national regulations in force for maternity/paternity.

For this reason, researchers should examine what financial arrangements are in place, if any, with their national grant-awarding authority for a prolonged leave of absence of this kind and if they will be allowed to maintain their grant or be entitled to another form of allowance.

The EUI has a policy for a parental allowance (see below).

A reasoned request should be sent to the Entrance Board at: [email protected]. A copy of the medical certificate (where appropriate) should be sent by email only to the attention of [email protected].

The Service will contact the researcher’s department for advice and submit the request to the Entrance Board.

Prolonged Illness


Researchers having to take time off from the programme because of prolonged illness should submit a request to the Institute in order to be granted leave.

The request must be backed up with a medical certificate from a recognized medical practitioner.

Researchers must check if there are any financial arrangements in place with their grant-awarding authority for prolonged leaves brought about by illness.

A reasoned request should be sent to the Entrance Board at: [email protected]. A copy of the medical certificate (where appropriate) should be sent by email to the attention of [email protected].

The Service will then contact the researcher’s department for advice and submit the request to the Entrance Board

Other Exceptional Personal Circumstances


A leave of absence may also be granted on compassionate grounds to a researcher submitting a request based on exceptional personal circumstances such as a death, family crisis, or personal trauma.

When submitting a request for leave, researchers should check what financial arrangements are in place with their grant authority if the leave is granted by the Institute.

A reasoned request should be sent to the Entrance Board at: [email protected]. A copy of the medical certificate (where appropriate) should be sent by email to the attention of [email protected].

The Service will then contact the researcher’s department for advice and submit the request to the Entrance Board

EUI Parental Allowance


Researchers registered in the EUI postgraduate programmes may be eligible for payment of a parental allowance from the Institute, respectively within 12 months (for the one-year LL.M. programme) and 48 months (for the PhD programmes) of registration.

If granted, the allowance will cover up to the equivalent of 4 months of EUI scholarship for female researchers and up to the equivalent of 2 months of EUI scholarship for male researchers.

Requests for the allowance should be addressed to [email protected] in Academic Service. 

For details see the President’s Decision No. 32/2021 of 26 July 2021.

 

Page last updated on 15 October 2021

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