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Luiss Guido Carli

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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 offered by Luiss University, the University of Florida, the Institute for Scientific Interchange and other partner institutions.

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


The submission requires at least a three-year bachelor’s degree in the area of Economics, International Trade, Food and Agricultural Sciences, Healthcare, Health Economics, 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 (January 20, 2020 – July 20, 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 institution 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 October 25, 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

  • October 25, 2019 - November 8th 2019: Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend a Skype interview with the supervisors, in English.
  • November 30, 2019: Shortlisted candidates will be informed of the outcome.
  • January 20, 2020: Start date at Luiss University, Rome.