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Visiting Fellowships

Information on the EUISS Visiting Fellows Programme 2011

The European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) offers fellowships to young researchers who have already obtained or are in the process of obtaining – a doctorate degree. Individuals pursuing a graduate degree, or those with an equivalent professional qualification, may likewise apply.

The period of study at the Institute is for a maximum of four months. Visiting Fellows will receive a stipend of 1,500 euros per month as a contribution towards living expenses and any necessary insurance.  In addition, the Institute will cover the roundtrip travel expenses (economy class) from the candidate’s European home country to Paris, to the amount of not more than 500 euros for EU and EFTA (Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein) nationals and 800 euros for non-EU nationals. 

All Visiting Fellows are expected to carry out research on a topic relating to CFSP (Common Foreign and Security Policy) and/or ESDP (European Security and Defence Policy). Specifically, Fellows are expected to produce a research paper as a contribution to the Institute's work. (See the document with conditions for full details.)

The Institute prefers that Visiting Fellows focus their research on topics other than the national policies of EU member states. While in principle any research topic will be taken into consideration, special attention will be devoted to those covering:

  • European integration: CFSP/ESDP
  • ESDP missions: assessment and future scenarios
  • Global governance: multilateralism, regionalism and multipolarity
  • Global challenges, e.g. humanitarian crisis, proliferation, energy, etc.
  • Violence/crisis prevention and crisis response
  • Human rights and democracy in the EU’s foreign policy
  • Disarmament and non-proliferation of non-conventional weapons
  • Asymmetric warfare
  • Arms industry and Space
  • Regional issues, e.g. the Middle East and South Caucasus
  • The Balkans and Turkey
  • Russia
  • The European ‘neighbours’ (the Mediterranean and Eastern Europe)
  • The U.S. and Euro-American relations
  • Latin America
  • China and India
  • EU and security in Africa

Applicants are expected to have a very good knowledge of at least one of the CFSP working languages (English or French).

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 30 July 2010.  Applications that are incomplete or received past the deadline will not be accepted.  Applications must include: (1) the application form, (2) a one-page description/outline of the research project, (3) a C.V., (4) a three to five-page writing sample (in English or French, on any topic) and (5) two letters of recommendation to be sent to the Institute separately by mail addressed by the referees to the Director of the Institute. Items 1-4 may be submitted via email to For further information, please see Conditions or contact Mrs Marie Antonini.