The 2023 Policy Leader Fellowship by European University Institute

European University Institute welcomes applications from applicants from anywhere in the world, regardless of nationality to the 2023 Policy Leader Fellowship program.

The Policy Leader Fellowship (PLF) is a residential program for mid-career policy professionals from a range of policy fields: politics, civil service, media, non-governmental organizations, and others. This unique program is hosted at one of the most renowned academic institutions in Europe and provides the fellows with an insider view into the EU policy-making processes. However, the program does not require academic training background and instead seeks to attract individuals with diverse hands-on experiences in policy-making worldwide. Besides having direct access to the EUI and the STG faculty as well as the researcher’s community,  the fellows learn from each other and form lasting professional and personal connections.

Duration: 5-10 months


The Policy Leader Fellowship covers:

  • The basic grant is € 2,500 per month.
  • A Fellow with a partner that lives with them in Florence will receive a household allowance of up to € 300 per month
  • An allowance of € 200 per month for each dependent child.
  • The maximum amount for travel reimbursement amounts to €1,200 including both incoming and outgoing trips. 


The general profile of the candidates for The 2023 Policy Leader Fellowship:

  • Mid-career professionals are able to demonstrate solid professional experience (minimum 10 years) and potential for future excellence in a given policy area; candidates with strictly academic profiles typically will not be considered.
  • Self-motivated and driven, able to autonomously accomplish the activities presented under the fellowship work plan.
  • Open-minded and curious individuals willing to engage in peer discussions on topics that may go beyond their area of expertise.
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Selection Criteria

The following criteria serve as a basis for evaluation for The Policy Leader Fellowship:

  • Accomplishments and potential:
  • Fellowship work plan
  • Focus area should be broadly aligned with the STG’s focus areas or hosted initiatives and programs
  • Motivation
  • Diversity

Application Process

Interested applicants are to submit the following documents for application:

  • CV (maximum 3 pages);
  • Short biography (maximum 250 words);
  • Copy of highest educational certificate;
  • Letter of motivation (maximum 1000 words) outlining the applicant’s main reasons for applying for the fellowship,
  • Two reference letters;
  • Work plan (maximum 2500 words)

To apply for The 2023 Policy Leader Fellowship by European University Institute, click here.

Deadline: January 25, 2023.

For more information, visit the official site.

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