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Policy Leaders Fellowships

The School of Transnational Governance (STG) at the European University Institute (EUI)  is offering fellowships to early- and mid- career policy professionals for the academic year 2018-2019. 

The School

The EUI is a unique international centre for research and teaching, situated in Florence, Italy. The School of Transnational Governance delivers teaching and high-level training in the methods, knowledge, skills and practice of governance beyond the State. The STG, founded in 2017, brings the worlds of academia and policy-making together in an effort to navigate a context, both inside and outside Europe, where policy-making increasingly transcends national borders. Trade, climate, democratisation, economic and social policy, comparative regionalism, gender, security and digital transformation are amongst the School’s interdisciplinary fields of specialisation. The STG Policy Leaders Fellowship is a global programme at a global institution.

The Fellowship

The Policy Leaders Fellowship of the School of Transnational Governance provides a unique opportunity for policy professionals from around the world to further develop their policy work and professional skills whilst participating in workshops, training and skills development sessions, conferences and other events, in addition to interacting with the other fellows, policy makers and the academic community at the EUI. The fellowships last for 3, 6 or 9 months, and are fully-funded with a grant of € 2,500 per month. Fellows must live in the area of Florence for the duration of their fellowship. A family allowance is available where appropriate. The language of the programme is English.

The Policy Leaders fellowship is highly competitive. The STG received almost two thousand applications and was able to offer eighteen fellowships for 2017/18.

Applicants should be:

  • Early- or mid-career professionals (e.g. in politics, civil service, media and non-governmental organisations), able to demonstrate both professional experience and potential for future excellence in the policy sphere.
  • Genuinely engaged individuals involved in policy issues, especially those related to transnational governance.
  • Self-motivated, able to present a clear work plan for the fellowship to show what the applicant will achieve and how this work will have a ‘multiplier’ impact after the fellowship.
  • Curious and engaged contributors. Fellows are expected to be part of the EUI community on a daily basis and to participate in peer discussions on topics which may be beyond their expertise.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.


The fellowship is open to applications from anywhere in the world, regardless of nationality. EU citizenship is not required. There is no maximum or minimum age limit. 


Page last updated on 09 January 2018