The Bologna Institute for Policy Research (BIPR) is the research division of the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Europe
, a leading American graduate school offering advanced degrees in international relations, international affairs and global risk.
The purpose of the institute is to promote problem-centered, interdisciplinary research in international policy by drawing upon the global network of SAIS faculty, students and scholars. The work of the BIPR is made available to the public with the goal of providing a pivotal forum for thought and debate in international public policy. The institute is led by Director Sergey Radchecnko
and Program Manager Dea Di Furia
, in close collaboration with Johns Hopkins SAIS Europe Director Michael G. Plummer
, faculty and staff.
EU Research Networks and MSCA
Johns Hopkins University is an American research and teaching institution, however, SAIS Europe is also certified by the European Union (EU) as "a private entity, non-profit and research as well as Higher or Secondary Education Establishment". As such Johns Hopkins SAIS Europe is eligible for partnership in collaborative research projects funded by the EU and able to host external scholars through the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA).
Individual Fellowships in MSCA support the mobility of researchers within and beyond Europe. The grant usually covers two years' salary, a mobility allowance, research costs and overheads for the host institution. MSCA come under the Horizon Europe, the EU Research and Innovation Funding Program that will award 95.5 billion euro over the period 2021-2027. Consult here the calendar of upcoming calls for proposals
Individual researchers submit proposals for funding in liaison with SAIS Europe. MSCA proposals are judged by the European Commission on their research quality, the researcher's future career prospects, and the support offered by the host organization. It is therefore imperative that scholars interested in working with SAIS Europe identify the faculty member
whose research area most closely matches the proposed project.
Expressions of interest may be directed to the BIPR Program Manager
Scholars wishing to join in the activities of the Bologna Institute for Policy Research should apply for research affiliation with SAIS. SAIS Europe welcomes the association of external scholars for appointments up to one year (renewable) as Associate Fellows.
Fellows benefit from exposure to a wide network of resident and adjunct faculty from across Europe. Fellows may also access the resources of the SAIS Europe library and participate in all programming, including those events closed to the general public. When appropriate, Fellows will be assigned a faculty sponsor related to their research area.
Associate fellows do not receive financial remuneration. Fellows may be compensated for teaching or lecturing during their term as a Fellow or for work on specific externally-funded research projects. Fellows may request to access additional resources, such as office space, housing assistance and language training, on a fee-for-service basis according to availability.
Appointments to fellow positions are made on a rolling basis by a standing committee of the SAIS Europe core faculty. Applications should be addressed to the Director of SAIS Europe and submitted via email
and should include a curriculum vitae, a research project proposal, and a letter of support from a SAIS Europe professor who will act as the fellow's sponsor during his/her term.