Call for applications for the Henri Rieben Scholarship of the Foundation (academic year 2017-2018)

January 10, 2017

The Henri Rieben Scholarship of the Foundation is put in contest for the seventh consecutive year.

Amounting to 3’000 CHF net per month in addition to the reimbursement of expenses for the journey (place of residence-Lausanne- place of residence), the scholarship allows advanced doctoral researchers from around the world to stay in the premises of the Foundation for a duration of one to three months (between September 1, 2017 and July 16, 2018).

Whatever the discipline of the researchers, their doctoral thesis will have to regard the history or the stakes of the European integration process, or else the relations between Switzerland and Europe.

The Scholarships awarded every academic year encourage the consultation and exploitation of the archives of the Foundation which also cover the first half of the 20th century and relate to other European issues. The Foundation also encourages the consultation of the private Jacques Delors archives during his years of presidency of the European Commission (1985-95). These archives recently opened for research are available for consultation in particular to the Foundation thanks to a partnership with the Institute Jacques Delors.

See the inventory of the archives

The grant holders selected will be based at the Farm of Dorigny, headquarters of the Foundation, situated on the Lausanne University Campus.

The applications submission deadline is set to March 5, 2017. The file must be electronically submitted to the secretariat of the Foundation ( Decisions will be notified to the candidates for the end of May, 2017.

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The Jean Monnet Foundation for Europe created a scholarship for young researchers dedicated to the memory of professor Henri Rieben, the President of the Foundation from 1978 till 2005, great specialist of the European integration process. It is called ” The Henri Rieben Scholarship “.


Henri Rieben
© Philippe Pache


The Henri Rieben Scholarship of the Foundation is exclusively financed by private sources. The constitution of a basic capital was able to be reached by the end of 2009, in particular thanks to the generosity of numerous members of the Foundation Council and former students of professor Rieben.

The first international call for applications took place in January, 2011 for the 2011-2012 academic year. Since then, the Scholarship was put back in contest every year.

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Should you require further information concerning the objectives, the amount, the duration of the Scholarship, the application file as well as the status of the grant holders, it is advisable to consult the Status of the Scholarship (in French).

For any questions regarding documentary resources available at the Foundation, you may contact Mr. Mathias Walter, Head Archivist (, tel : +41 (0)21 692 20 97).

For general information about the Scholarship, please contact Mrs Nathalie Fanzy, Head of the Administration and Events ( ; tél. : +41 (0)21 692 20 91).