Chair at College of Europe

One American scholar will be selected to lecture on the topic of U.S.-EU relations at the College of Europe ( in Bruges, Belgium  or the European University Institute (EUI)  in Florence, Italy.  The universities rotate depending on the year. In 2018-2019, it will be located at EUI. During the 2019-2020 academic year, the Chair will be located at the College of Europe in Bruges.

Among the previous Chairholders are Professors John McCORMICK, Alan HENRIKSON, Wayne THOMPSON, David L. CLEETON and Glenda ROSENTHAL.

The successful grantee will receive a 3,000 euro/month stipend, along with a 2,000 euro travel relocation grant and a “lecturing stipend” determined by the university. Please note that for the chair at the College of Europe housing will only be provided for 1 person or a couple with no kids or pets.

Strong applicants include current professors of EU studies or related academic fields, as well as professionals from EU-related think tanks. Proficiency in the language of the host institution is recommended but not required. Candidates may not reside in Europe at the time of application. For more information and to apply by the August 1 deadline, U.S. applicants should visit:  and 


Watch and listen to Former Fulbright Chair Alan Henrikson speak about his experience.


Candidates must:

  • be citizens of the U.S.;
  • be professionals (decision makers, policy makers, individuals in industry, the media, politics, academia and public administration);
  • have at least two years of work-related experience beyond the bachelor’s degree;
  • have a doctoral degree or equivalent professional experience and at least two years of professional experience before departure for the United States (research candidate);
  • have the necessary university credentials to be accepted into an American graduate program and two years of professional experience (student category);
  • have academic/professional experience in at least two different E.U. countries;
  • have personal qualities, a proven level of academic or professional excellence as well as outstanding records;
  • be proficient in English.

Please note that U.S. citizens living in the EU at the time of application are not eligible to apply.

Grants are also available for professionals in international education administration from U.S. universities for research in the field of international higher education administration that would be mutually beneficial to both the institutions. Candidates are responsible for arranging their own placement and do not need to hold a PhD. Grants are for a minimum of 2 months and a maximum period of 4 months.