Emile Noël Fellowship Overview

The principal objective of the Emile Noël Fellowship program is scholarship and the advancement of research on the themes prioritized by the Jean Monnet Center for International and Regional Economic Law & Justice. These themes include the following overarching areas: European Integration, general issues of International (principally WTO) and Regional Economic Law and Justice and Comparative Constitutional Law. The expectation is that the residency of our Fellows at NYU School of Law will result in at least one paper that will be of sufficient quality to be published as a Jean Monnet Working Paper.

During the period of residence, we encourage our Fellows to participate fully in the life of the Law School and of NYU in general, not to mention the endless possibilities that New York City has to offer. The Fellows will be expected to play an active role in the activities of the Center including the Emile Noël Fellows Forum, one of the activities we consider to be at the heart of our center. The Forum takes place on a regular basis throughout the fall and spring semester.

Categories of Fellowship

The Jean Monnet Center at NYU School of Law currently offers fellowship opportunities for scholars in the following two categories:

 

i.  Global & Senior Global Emile Noël Research Fellows

Global Emile Noël Research Fellows are post-doctoral or tenured academics with a demonstrable background of legal scholarship.  More senior academics (for example, faculty members tenured for 10 years or more) at the discretion of the selection committee may be designated as Senior Global Emile Noël Research Fellows. 

ii.  Global Emile Noël Fellows from Practice and Government

Global Emile Noël Fellowships are also open to government officials, judges, officials from international organizations and lawyers in private practice who wish to take a semester or academic year away from their posts to engage in serious scholarship. 

Applicants currently enrolled in a doctoral program are encouraged to apply as Visiting Doctoral Researchers through the Global Visitors Program of the Hauser Global Law School Program, and, if admitted, may be affiliated with the Jean Monnet Center.

Financial Provisions

Fellows are expected to obtain their own funding, either from foundations or their own home institutions. 

Certain Post-Doctoral Fellows meeting eligibility requirements may be considered for a merit-based post-doctoral stipend of US$30,000 for one academic year (or US$15,000 per academic semester), subject to tax, during the appointment period, at the sole discretion of the selection committee.  In order to be considered for a merit-based post-doctoral stipend, the applicant must be a recent post-doctoral scholar (having attained the doctorate degree within the past four years) without a tenure-track academic appointment at an institution.  Please note that we offer a very limited number of these merit-based post-doctoral stipends per year.  ALL applicants are encouraged to supplement their participation in the Global Fellows Program by seeking scholarships and grants from other organizations.  More information will be provided following admission to the program.

All Fellows are expected to pay a fee of $7,500 per academic year (US $3,750 per semester).  Partial Fee Waivers may be granted to those who cannot afford to pay this fee.  More information regarding partial fee waivers will be provided following admission to the Fellowship Program.

Administrative Provisions

Preference is given to those who apply for the entire Academic Year. Typically, we are able to allow our Fellows to remain at the Jean Monnet Center through May and June if they wish to spend more time on their research.  However, as there are very few faculty members or students at the Law School during July and early August, the Center programming is inactive during this time. 

Fellows are expected to be in full time residence during their appointment. An appointment as a Global Emile Noël Fellow will be incompatible with any concurrent appointment (i.e. practice, fellowship, teaching, etc.) during the full period of residency in the Fellowship Program.

Health Insurance

All participants must have adequate health insurance to cover them and any family members who will accompany them during their stay in the United States.  The program will provide information on obtaining local coverage following admission to the program.

Visa Information

If an applicant is accepted as a Global Emile Noël Fellow and requires entry to the United States from abroad, NYU School of Law will sponsor the relevant visa to enter the country and remain here for the duration of his or her appointment. It is important to note that, in such cases, proof of funding or assets in the amount of $2,000 USD per month of residence in the United States will be required. Those traveling with children, spouses or partners must demonstrate a higher level of funding. Further information regarding visa requirements will be provided following admission to the Fellowship Program.

Application Deadline

The deadline for receipt of Emile Noël Fellowship Program applications and application materials for the 2015-2016 academic year is January 5th, 2015. Applications not received, or not complete, by this time will be not considered for participation in the Fellowship Program in the 2015-2016 academic year. Please note that our deadline is dictated in part by the Department of State visa requirements and, therefore, we are unable to offer extensions.

To apply, please see Application Guidelines.