Young African Leadership Programme

Programme Start Date

02/09/2021

Methodology

Residential

Location

Badia Fiesolana

Application opening date:
19/02/2021  [Add to calendar] 2021-02-19 2021-02-19 Europe/Paris Young African Leadership Programme - European University Institute Florence, Italy YYYY-MM-DD

Application deadline:
31/03/2021 24:00 Italian time

Candidates should submit the following documents in the English language and possibly in PDF:

  • CV, including information on the date and place of birth, residency and contact details.
    Short biography. The bio serves the purpose of the selection process and will also be used for communications purposes if the applicant is accepted for the fellowship. It should be written in third person singular and be around 100-120 words (around 800 characters with spaces).
  • Letter of motivation (max 1000 words) in PDF, describing the interests and/or links with transnational policy issues, the reasons to apply for the fellowship and future professional milestones.
  • Note with title (max. 1000 words) in PDF, describing the expectations for the fellowship as well as which policy area in transnational governance (i.e. peace and security, gender, sustainability, migration, green transition and energy, digitalization) the candidate would like to focus during the fellowship. The note will be useful to tailor training courses, as well as will possibly prepare the fellow for the final fellowship assignment (i.e. policy paper/report/brief, an article, social media piece, etc.) The note must be clear and structured, with well-defined and realistic goals that can be achieved within the duration of the fellowship.
  • A copy of the highest educational certificate and the medium of instruction this highest level education was offered.
  • Name and contact details of one referee, preferably a person who has worked with the applicant, whom the EUI may contact. Preference should be given to non-academic referees.

The deadline for submitting the requested documents and the name/contact of the referee is 31 March 2021, 23h59 (Central European Time). Kindly, submit the requested documents and the name/contact of the referee together in only one email indicating “YALP Submission 2021” in the subject, to the email address: [email protected].

Before submitting your application, please read the Privacy Statement attached to the Call for Applications.

If in doubt or if in need of support, please contact [email protected] before the deadline.

STG is an equal opportunity environment that is committed to inclusion and diversity. Women are strongly encouraged to apply. All fellowships are decided on the basis of qualifications, motivations and merit.

English Knowledge

The expected level of English proficiency is level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). English certificate is not requested as part of the application, but successful candidates may be invited for an interview in English and requested to provide a certificate/supporting document on registration. This can be one of the international certificates listed below, or another supporting document showing that the candidate’s level of English is sufficient for using it as a working language (for example, a certificate of attendance of English language schools, a degree in English as a foreign language, a proof of work at an English-speaking environment). Native English speakers are exempt of proof.

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Cambridge English Examinations (CAE)
  • Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC)
  • Business English Certificate (BEC)

 

Candidates are reviewed by a committee consisting of the staff of the programme, policy makers and academics. Shortlisted candidates may be requested an interview. Referees may be approached for additional information. Final approval is made by the EUI Executive Committee. The decision is final and there is no appeal.

The application deadline for the 2021 fellowship is 31 March 2021 (23:59 CET). No extensions will be granted and late applications will not be accepted.

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