- Ad personam Jean Monnet Chairs are teaching and research posts with a specialisation in European integration studies.
- Ad personam Jean Monnet Chairs are reserved for (i) distinguished Jean Monnet Chairs who deliver evidence of a high-level international teaching and publication record (that was achieved, at least in part, outside their country of residence) and/or (ii) professors with a distinguished background as former high-level practitioners in the field of European integration.
- Ad personam Jean Monnet Chairholders must teach a minimum of 90 hours per academic year in the field of European integration studies and must be responsible for organising regular reflection activities on the European integration process (conferences, seminars, roundtables). They must have the rank of professor and may not be a "visiting professor" at the establishment in question.
- The title of ad personam Chair is linked directly to the person. If the holder leaves the higher education institution, it may not replace him or her by another member of its teaching staff. In the event of leaving the original higher education institution, a holder of an ad personam Jean Monnet Chair may continue to use the title on condition that (s)he undertakes to maintain the teaching and reflection activities that were specified in the original grant agreement. This must be certified by the academic institution to which the titleholder is moving.
- Holders of an ad personam Jean Monnet Chair can only reapply for a new ad personam Chair and must wait until one academic year has elapsed following the end of the previous contractual period before submitting the new application.
- Holders of a Jean Monnet Chair ad personam are in no way restricted in their academic freedom. They are encouraged to study the European Union in an independent and critical manner.
Priority goes to projects
- involving the creation of new teaching activities (i.e. the development of new courses and/or new programmes of study);
- involving a renewal of the Jean Monnet teaching staff;
- submitted by higher education institutions in non-EU countries and, in particular, in countries not yet covered by Jean Monnet projects;
- open to students from other higher education institutions (e.g. in the same city or region) and to students who do not automatically come into contact with European integration studies (in such fields as science, engineering, medicine, education, arts and languages, etc.);
- contributing to lifelong learning (including adult education) and open to participation by civil society groups (such as primary and secondary school teachers, journalists, members of professional organisations, etc.);
- covering BA and MA levels and as well supervision of research at the doctoral level.
Who can apply?
- Higher education institutions world-wide
- Applications must be signed by the Rector/Vice-Chancellor/President of the applying higher education institution
- The grant agreement has a total duration of three years.
- The ceiling for the co-financing which may be awarded for the total period of three years is € 45.000. The European Community's maximum co-financing level is 75%.
- Financing takes place in accordance with the flat-rate system as indicated in the Financial Provisions of LLP Guide 2013 Part I and in the Jean Monnet pages of the web site of the Executive Agency.
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