- CV (maximum 3 pages);
- Short biography (maximum 250 words); the bio serves as a quick overview of the candidate’s profile for the selection process and will also be used for communications purposes if the applicant is accepted for the fellowship.
- Two reference letters (see separate section on reference letters);
- Copy of highest educational certificate;
- Letter of motivation (maximum 1000 words) outlining the applicant’s main reasons to apply for the fellowship, the objectives to be pursued during the programme highlighting interest in specific transnational policy issues and future professional aspirations;
- Work plan (maximum 2500 words) should include the project title, a short summary/abstract, the main objectives, milestones and the related activities to achieve the envisaged outputs; the activities should be allocated appropriately based on five or ten months’ fellowship timeline; the applicant should highlight any individuals/groups/resources at the STG and/or EUI where they see potential synergies or opportunities for collaboration as well as any external partners (if relevant); the work plan should take into account several of the required STG outputs/deliverables (more information and examples can be found here); the applicant should include a section on the desired impact of the proposed project beyond the STG as well as a short dissemination plan for the final outputs. There is no template for the work plan but it should be clear, well-structured and include all the above mentioned sections.
- Optional work sample(s) (maximum 2 samples) If relevant, you can submit work samples to support your application and to demonstrate your expertise in a given topic e.g. a policy paper/report/brief, an article, an op-ed, a weblink, interview, social media piece, blogpost, etc.
The requested documents must follow the length and format requirements. Any attachments that do not comply with the requested will be automatically discarded. Documents should be submitted in English.
Letters of References
Reference letters must be submitted online directly by the referees up to a week after the application deadline. Reference letters will not be accepted after 31 January 2024 (14:00 CET).
It is recommended to start this process as soon as possible by registering your application on the platform early.
The process works as follows:
- Applicants insert the referees’ names and contact details in the application form;
- An automatic email is sent to referees asking them to upload a letter directly on the application platform.
Preference should be given to non-academic referees and ideally individuals who know the applicant in a professional capacity. References from current full-time or part-time EUI professors or staff members will not be accepted.
It is the applicant’s responsibility to contact the referees directly to inform them of the request and to verify that they have received the automatic email. The applicant can track the submission of the reference letters directly on the platform. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Reference letters will be only accepted in PDF format. Letters in a language other than English may be accepted, but English will guarantee the widest possible reading.
If in doubt, or if your referee prefers to submit your reference letter by email, please contact: [email protected]