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Senior and visiting fellows

Visiting fellows

Each semester the STG community welcomes a limited number of visiting fellows who come from a range of backgrounds and disciplines. Visiting fellows can be pursuing a PhD degree or be in postdoctoral phase of their careers interested in further developing their research agenda while interacting with the STG and the EUI faculty and researchers. Equally, visiting fellowships are open to policy practitioners (academic training is not necessary) who have identified an opportunity for collaboration within the STG and wish to work on a defined short-term project, which would benefit from the EUI environment and resources.

The fellows engage in some of the following activities, based on their professional and academic background and level of experience:

  • Participate in the STG and EUI events, discussion groups and STG networking groups;
  • Contribute to Master’s courses with case studies and testimonies;
  • Produce written contributions for the STG Policy Paper series and/or other EUI outlets, including blogs, news articles, social media;
  • Contribute to the production of STG audiovisual materials such as podcasts and videos;
  • If appropriate, act as trainers in professional skills workshops that cover among others advocacy skills, advanced writing and communication skills, evidence-based policy;
  • If appropriate, act as mentors to students or junior fellows;

Meet the current visiting fellows Meet the current visiting fellows


Visiting fellowship conditions

Prospective visiting fellows are invited to apply for a residential stay at the STG for an agreed number of months commencing in September or February each year. While shorter stays of two to four months are most common, longer stays of up to one academic year can be considered. No visitors can be accepted for the month of August.

STG does not offer visiting fellows a remuneration. They are expected to cover the costs of their stay in Florence, including health insurance (if required).

Visiting fellows are an integral part of the broader STG Fellows’ community and are expected to be present and available for formal and informal interactions with the STG members during their stay.

The fellows are considered EUI members affiliated with the STG and are offered an institutional email account. During their stay, the fellows can freely access the EUI and the STG premises, including the library and a small in-house High-Performance Computing (HPC) cluster. They are welcome to participate in all open events and seminars as well as, if interested, join trainings offered to the STG fellows.

The fellows have a dedicated shared office space in Palazzo Buontalenti which operates on a first-come, first-served basis. The fellows coming to Florence accompanied by young children can benefit from the EUI creche services.

Candidates should express their interest in the visiting fellowship by submitting the following documents via the online application form:

  • Updated Curriculum vitae (CV) of maximum 2 pages;
  • Short motivation statement, including the dates when the visit is envisaged and the name of the STG faculty member who will serve as liaison (contacted in advance to seek preliminary agreement);
  • Description of the research or professional focus area and a brief plan (max 800 words) for the visit;
  • Statement confirming availability and source of funding for the fellowship.

The preference will be given to candidates who have not yet benefitted from spending time at the STG or the EUI in the past. The final selection decisions remain with the STG Management and the EUI Executive Committee.

Applications for 1 September 2024 start date are currently closed. The next call for applications (1 February 2025 start date) will open on 1 July 2024.

For any questions, please contact [email protected]


Senior fellows

Senior fellows are well-established leaders in their field who are willing to engage with the STG community to shape the future discourse on transnational governance issues. Senior fellows share their professional expertise and specialist knowledge of a particular policy domain, topic, and/or region through formal and informal interactions with the STG and the EUI members. Senior fellows are only nominated by invitation from the STG. Interested candidates should contact the STG Fellowships team.

While there are no strict output requirements for Senior fellows, they are encouraged to proactively seek out opportunities based on their background and interests to contribute to the STG life.

The fellows can engage in some of the following activities:

  • Contribute to the STG’s strategic vision and partnerships development;
  • Act as trainers in our professional skills workshops that cover among others advocacy skills, advanced writing and communication skills, evidence-based policy;
  • Design and lead original bespoke training(s) for students or others fellows;
  • Organize public events on current policy issues;
  • Contribute to Master’s courses with case studies and testimonies;
  • Act as mentors to students or junior fellows;
  • Participate in the STG and EUI discussion groups and STG networking groups.

Meet the current senior fellows Meet the current senior fellows

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