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.
Candidates must submit their applications to email@example.com, “ref: visiting incoming”.
The application should include:
- the curriculum vitae of the applicant including the list of publications;
- the name of the institutional affiliation;
- the name of the contact person at the School of law;
- a detailed research project and the declaration of commitment to publishing the results of the research carried out at the School of law on the online Social science research network (SSRN) within three months since the end of the visiting period;
- a declaration of readiness to carry out didactic activities if requested;
- the indication of the period of stay (with a minimum of 30 continuous days);
- an academic reference letter (only for assistant professors and post-doc fellows);
- a declaration of receiving or not receiving a remuneration or a financial support to cover expenses from the host entity (or from other entities) and indication of the amount of the remuneration or of the financial support;
- the amount of the requested financial support. In any case, the amount must not exceed 2000 Euros for candidates from a European State and must not exceed 2500 Euros for candidates from non-European countries.
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.
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: 1) Regolamento "Visiting Scholars and Students", 2) Regulation of the School of law, University of Milano-Bicocca concerning funding for international mobility of professors and researchers incoming and outgoing - excerpt
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”.
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.
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”.
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.