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Erasmus+ - Jean Monnet - Chair
Deadline: Feb 22, 2018  

 Higher Education
 European Union

A Jean Monnet Chair is a teaching post with a specialisation in European Union studies for university professors. It can only be held by one professor, who must provide the minimum of 90 teaching hours per academic year over a period of three consecutive years. In addition the Chair must carry out at least one additional activity per academic year.

For further information on Jean Monnet Chairs please refer to the Erasmus+ Programme Guide. 


Length: 3 years

Maximum grant award:

EUR 50,000

Application deadline: 22rd February 2018 at 12:00 midday Brussels time for projects starting on 1st September of the same year.


What does it support: 

Main activities (minimum of 90 hours per academic year):

  • deepen teaching in EU studies in an official curriculum of a higher education institution
  • provide in-depth teaching on EU matters for future professionals in fields which are in increasing demand on the labour market

Additional activities:

  • provide teaching/lectures to students from other departments (e.g. architecture, medicine, etc) to better prepare them for their future professional life
  • encourage, advise and mentor young teachers and researchers in EU studies subject areas
  • conduct, monitor and supervise research on EU subjects for other educational levels such as teacher training and compulsory education
  • conferences, seminars/webinars, workshops, etc. targeting policy makers at local, regional and national level as well as civil society



Who can benefit from it: 

The following can benefit:

  • higher education institutions or other organisations active in the European Union subject area, especially academics specialised in European Union studies
  • students
  • policy-makers and professionals
  • civil society and the general public at large.

For the list of organisations eligible to apply, please refer to the tab 'who can apply'.


What support is available: 

The maximum eligible grant is €50,000. This can represent the maximum of 75% of the total cost of the Jean Monnet Chair.


Who can apply: 

A higher education institution (HEI) established in any country of the world.

HEIs established in Programme Countries must hold a valid Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE). An ECHE is not required for participating HEIs in Partner Countries.

HEIs have the final responsibility for their applications. They are obliged to maintain the activities of a Chair during the entire duration of the project including replacing a Chair holder if required.

Please note that individuals cannot apply directly for a grant.


How to apply: 

1.      Read the call for proposals.

2.      Read the guidelines for applicants carefully (these can be found under the tab 'guidelines' on the call for proposal page).

3.      Create an EU Login (formerly known as ECAS). All applicants must have an EU Login account. Once you have created an EU Login account you no longer need to do so again.

4.      Register in the Participant Portal and receive a Participant Identification Code (PIC). All organisations involved in the application must have a PIC. Once you have obtained a PIC there is no need to register again. The PIC will be requested in the application form.

5.      Fill in the official application form (also known as the eForm) (this can be found in under the tab 'eform' on the call for proposal page).

6.      Fill in and upload the legal entity form and financial identification form (required for the applicant organisation only) in the Participant Portal.

7.      Submit your application online before the specified deadline.

8.      Make sure you receive a confirmation email.



How are applications selected: 

All project proposals are assessed on the basis of the eligibility, exclusion, selection and award criteria described in the Erasmus+ Programme Guide.

For information on how applications are selected please refer to the Erasmus+ Programme Guide.

Quality assessments are carried out with the support of external evaluators. For more information on the quality review, please consult the Guide for experts.



What happens if your application is selected: 

All applicants will receive a written notification of the outcome of the selection procedure as well as feedback on the evaluation of their application.

If need be, successful applicants may be contacted to provide supporting documents or clarifications.

A grant agreement/decision detailing all conditions with regard to the awarded grant will then be signed.

For more information please refer to the Erasmus+ Programme Guide. 



Jean Monnet - Centres of Excellence is managed by the EACEA in Brussels.

If you do not find what you are looking for in the Programme Guide or on our website, please contact us at the following email address mentioning the action concerned (Jean Monnet - Centres of Excellence)

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