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Call for Leonardo Fellowship 2019

International trade issues and economic ramifications of the African Swine Fever crisis in Europe

The six-month fellowship addresses the African Swine Fever crisis in Europe, with a completely novel multi-layer interdisciplinary approach that involves as core institutions Luiss University, the University of Florida, the Institute for Scientific Interchange and other partner institutions.

The selected candidate will be in charge of exploring the economic implications of the spread of African Swine Fever to the industrial compartment in selected pilot European countries, possibly including projections of the potential costs of delays to the implementation of control measures.


The submission requires at least a three-year Bachelor’s degree and a two-year Master’s degree or equivalent, granting access to a PhD program, in the area of International Trade, Agricultural Sciences, Veterinary Studies, Global Governance, Development Studies.

Knowledge of the food supply chain or previous working experience in this field is highly appreciated, as for as excellent oral and written communication skills in English are a prerequisite.

Visiting period

  • 6 months (October 30th, 2019 – April 30th, 2020)
  • The selected candidate will be based in Rome, Italy, but must be able to conduct short research periods either in Gainesville, Florida (UF), Turin (ISI) or any other partner institutions which will be identified at a later stage.


€1,500 gross per month, visa fees not included

How to apply

Interested candidates must submit the following documents by September 15, 2019

  • Updated academic CV
  • Language proficiency attested through an internationally recognized proficiency certificate
  • Two academic recommendation letters (if available)

Candidates must apply through the online application form.

More information

Important dates

  • September 15 2019 till September 25 2019: Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend a Skype interview with the supervisors, in English.
  • October 4, 2019: Shortlisted candidates will be informed of the final decision.
  • October 30, 2019: Start date at Luiss University, Rome. 
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