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 maternity 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.