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Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Chairs

This is an EU grant for a teaching post with a specialisation in European Union studies for university professors for a duration of three years. Only one professor may hold the Chair and must provide a minimum of 90 teaching hours per academic year.
Teaching hours are taken to include direct contact hours in the context of group lectures, seminars, tutorials and may include any of them in a distance learning format but do not include individual instruction and/or supervision.

Jean Monnet Chairs main activities
– deepen teaching in European Union studies embodied in an official curriculum of a higher education institution;
– provide in-depth teaching on European Union 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 the young generation of teachers and researchers in European Union studies subject areas;
– conduct, monitor and supervise research on EU subjects, also for other educational levels such as teacher training and compulsory education;
– organise activities (conferences, seminars/webinars, workshops, etc.) targeting to policymakers at local, regional and national level as well as to civil society;


This action follows a lump sum funding model and the maximum EU grant for modules is 50 000 EUR. The lump-sum contributions will cover costs staff costs, travel and subsistence costs, equipment costs and
subcontracting as well as other costs (dissemination of information, publishing, translation).

Who can apply

  • A Higher Education Institution (HEI) established in any country of the world: they have the role of supporting  Jean Monnet Chair holders in their teaching, research and reflection activities, allowing the widest possible range of curricula to benefit from the courses and recognise the teaching activities. 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. 
  • Jean Monnet Chair holders must be permanent staff members at the applicant institution and have the rank of professor/senior lecturer. They may not be a « visiting professor » at the HEI applying for the grant.

Individuals cannot apply directly for a grant. 

Applications should be sent to the Education, Audiovisual, and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) by 2 June 2021, 17:00 (CET). For further support, applicants should contact the National Agency in their country.

Read more in the Erasmus + Programme Guide 2021.