2015/2016 Max Weber Fellowships at the European University Institute.

Application Deadline: 25 October 2014.

The Programme is open to applicants who are within 5 years of the completion of their PhD from anywhere in the world, regardless of nationality, and is not restricted to citizens of the EU. The language of the programme is English and applicants must fulfil the English language requirements


There are 50-55 Max Weber Fellowships and up to 20 Jean Monnet Fellowships annually.


  • The Fellowships are awarded for 12, 24 or exceptionally 36 months. Candidates should indicate the preferred period in their application.


Fellows are required to live in Florence for the duration of their Fellowship so that they may play an active part in the programme and in the academic activities of their department


The basic grant is € 2,000 per month.

Successful applicants who receive other grants or salaries must disclose this to the EUI. The amount of the Fellowship will be fixed at a lower rate (minimum €1,250 per month) depending on the amount of the additional income.

If applicable, family allowances will be added to the basic grant (see below).


Family Allowance

A household allowance of € 300 per month is paid to Fellows with a partner if the partner lives with them in Florence and on condition that the partner’s income is not over € 2,000 per month.

Travel Expenses

Fellows (but not their families) receive reimbursement for one return trip from their home town to Florence.

  • First-class rail (travel by car is also reimbursed on this basis but requires prior authorization)
  • Economy class air fare

The maximum amount for travel reimbursement is €1,200 for return travel.



  • Candidates of any nationality are eligible for the Max Weber Fellowships.
  • Candidates must have received their Ph.D within the past 5 years or have official approval to defend their thesis by the time of the start of the programme (1 September)
  • Extensions to the five-year rule are allowed for applicants whose academic career has been interrupted for maternity leave, illness or mandatory military service.
  • EUI graduates can only apply for a Max Weber Fellowships after having been away from the EUI and in a full-time occupation or another fellowship for at least a year after defending their Ph.D.

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For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Max Weber fellowship


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