Australian European University Institute Fellowships Association Inc.

About the AEUIFAI

President: Associate Professor Adam Czarnota
Secretary: Dr Peter Howard
Registered Office: School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies
Building 11
Monash University
Clayton VIC 3800
Australia
Tel: + 61 3 9905 9209 and 9905 2172
Fax: +61 3 9905 2210
Email: peter.howard@arts.monash.edu.au

From the European University Institute Annual Report 1988-89. View across the cloister of the Badia to the bell-tower of the former abbey which houses the European University Institute at San Domenico di Fiesole.

From the European University Institute Annual Report 1988-89.
View across the cloister of the Badia to the bell-tower of the former abbey which houses the European University Institute at San Domenico di Fiesole.


On 26 June 1996 in Florence, Italy, an Agreement of Cooperation was signed between the European University Institute and the Australian European University Institute Fellowships Association Incorporated . The goal of the Agreement is to provide the opportunity for Australian researchers, both established and early career, to avail themselves of the resources and intellectual environment of the EUI. The Agreement was renewed in 2004, and established on a permanent basis in 2007.

The European University Institute is a high profile research institute established by the Member States of the European Union in 1976 at San Domenico di Fiesole, Florence. The research developed there bears on and shapes the main policy issues which confront contemporary European society both internally and externally. The EUI hosts the European Forum and serves as the archive of all European documentation. It is a gateway to Europe. For its part, the EUI is desirous of establishing closer links with East Asia and the Pacific region.

The Australian European University Institute Fellowships Association Incorporated was established as a consortium of interested universities (Monash University, Griffith University, the University of New South Wales, the University of Melbourne, Deakin University, and the Australian National University, and the Delegation of the European Union) following an approach from the EUI to form a link with Australian universities. It is hoped that other universities, in time, will join the AEUIFAI. The Fellowships, however, are not limited to scholars from member universities.
From the European University Institute Annual Report 1988-89. Villa Schiffanoia, which houses the European University Institute.

From the European University Institute Annual Report 1988-89.
Villa Schiffanoia, which houses the European University Institute.


Under the Agreement there are three categories of Fellowship tenable at the EUI for up to nine months.

1. Postdoctoral scholars and early career academic staff from Australian universities.

2. Postgraduates from any Australian university.

3. Visiting (established) Scholar from any Australian university.

The presence of Australians at the EUI is intended to be a high profile one.

The first Fellowship was advertised in December of 1996 and awarded in 1997.

Fellowship Applications

Applications for one six-month postdoctoral Fellowship are now being received, closing date 19 March 2010, for January-June 2011. The successful applicant will be notified by late June 2010.

Applications for two three-month postgraduate Fellowships, tenurable September-December 2010, are also being received, closing date 19 March 2010. The successful applicants will be notified by late June 2010.

From the European University Institute Annual Report 1988-89. General view of the Badia Fiesolana, which houses the European University Institute.

From the European University Institute Annual Report 1988-89.
General view of the Badia Fiesolana, which houses the European University Institute.


The Australian European University Institute Fellowships Association Incorporated and its award scheme is currently generously sponsored by Monash University, the University of Melbourne, the University of Newcastle, the Australian Catholic University and the Delegation of the European Commission to Australia and New Zealand.

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