Amounting to 3,000 CHF net per month in addition to the reimbursement of expenses for the journey (place of residence - Lausanne - place of residence), the scholarship allows doctoral researchers from around the world to stay in the premises of the Foundation for a duration of one to three months.
Whatever the discipline of the researchers, their doctoral thesis will have to regard the history or the stakes of the European construction process, or else the relations between Switzerland and Europe.
The scholarships awarded each academic year encourage consultation and exploitation of the Foundation's resources, such as the private archives of Jean Monnet, Robert Schuman (European papers), Robert Marjolin or those of Jacques Delors (1985-1995 period). As well as, recently, the archives of the Swiss diplomat Benedict de Tscharner and those of the European activist Franck Biancheri. The Foundation also possesses the resources of a media library, a European documentation centre and a rich specialised library. Fellows can also access the resources of the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law located close to the Foundation.
The deadline for applications is 11 April 2021.
The grant holders selected will be based at the Dorigny Farm, headquarters of the Foundation, located on the Lausanne University Campus.
The Foundation was created in 1978 by Jean Monnet, the designer of the first European Community and the first Honorary Citizen of Europe. He entrusted all his archives to the Foundation. An independent institution serving the public interest, a non-partisan and a non-militant structure, the Foundation receives support from the State of Vaud, the Swiss Confederation and the City of Lausanne. It operates out of the Dorigny Farm, located in the heart of the campus of the University of Lausanne, its main partner.
The complete application must be submitted electronically from the link above on our website.
The decisions will be notified to the applicants by the end of June 2021.
A short motivation letter from the candidate, specifying the desired duration of the stay in Lausanne (the desired dates of the stay, between the beginning of September 2021 and mid-July 2022, may be indicated to the Foundation at the beginning of July if the scholarship is awarded);
A resume and, possibly, a list of scientific publications;
A brief presentation of the research project (2 to 3 pages) indicating the plan and calendar;
A reference letter from the thesis director.
More detailed information can be found on the website of the Jean Monnet Foundation.