Visiting professors and fellows

Visiting Program - Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza - School of Law

The School of Law offers a Visiting Program for junior and senior faculty members in Law or in cognate fields from foreign universities, as well as for individuals engaged in post-doctoral studies from around the world.

Visitors are welcome into the intellectual and social life of the Law School and should identify a professor of the Law School as a contact person.
The program provides Visitors access to the Law School library (and other research and university facilities) and an individual workstation to conduct research while in residence.

At the end of the stay, Visitors will receive an attendance certificate and the “Visiting Professor” or “Visiting Fellow” title. The “Visiting Professor” title can only be attributed to full or associate foreign professors. The “Visiting Fellow” title can also be attributed to foreign assistant professors and post-doc fellows.

All Visitors have to spend no less than 30 continuative days at our Institution and are expected to work on their research project.
During their stay, “Visiting Professors” are asked to teach courses or seminars (for a minimum number of 24 hours), whereas visiting fellows are asked to give a short seminar (or to present their research) to the Law School Faculty and to graduate or undergraduate students.

How to Apply

Candidates must submit their applications to international.law@unimib.it, “ref: visiting incoming”.
The application should include:
- the resume of the applicant (including the list of publications);
- a brief research project;
- the proposed period of stay;
- one academic reference letter (only for assistant professors and post-doc fellows).

In case of need, limited allowances could be awarded at the discretion of the Law School. In this case, applicants should specifically ask for funds and provide:
- an estimation of the expenses concerning travel costs and living costs;
- a declaration regarding the existence, if any, and the amount of allowances awarded by the institution of origin or by other institutions and entities.

Deadline

Applications should be submitted before 30th of June for visiting periods between mid-September to mid-December, and before 31st of December for visiting periods between March and June.
Candidates will generally receive an answer within 30 days after the said deadline and will receive all necessary information.

For further information concerning the visiting programs see also the Regolamento "Visiting Scholars and Students".

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ 1
What happens in case the Visitor does not stay for 30 days?
Failure to respect the 30 days’ threshold would result in the denial of the allowance for the expenses (if applicable) and the impossibility to being awarded the academic title of “Visiting Professor” or “Visiting Fellow”.

FAQ 2
Is there a maximum amount that can be reimbursed?
For candidates who have applied for financial support, the amount of the allowance will be determined during the evaluation process of the academic project of the Incoming Visitor and should not exceed euros 3.500.
Travel costs (to and from Milan) will be reimbursed separately.

FAQ 3
Once the reimbursement has been granted by the Law School, what are the administrative conditions for obtaining the reimbursement?
According to the current applicable regulation of the University of Milano-Bicocca (Regolamento Missioni), the allowance for reimbursement for expenses will follow these rules:
1) Incoming Visitors will have to anticipate all the travel and living (meals and lodging) expenses and to keep all the original documents (for example, fiscal bills, tickets, boarding passes, etcetera) proving the expense and cost sustained during their stay in Milan.
2) As for travel expenses, Visitors should consider that only travels to and from Milan are reimbursed.
For any other administrative conditions, please read the “Regolamento Missioni”.

FAQ 4
What happens if applicants apply after the deadline or for periods of stay which are not considered for financial support (outside the periods between mid-September to mid-December or between March and June)?
Applications might be accepted and the academic titles could be awarded based on the current applicable regulations of the University of Milano-Bicocca (Regolamento visiting). However, no financial support would be granted.