The European Court of Auditors and the European University Institute (Historical Archives of the European Union) have created a programme of short-term grants for researchers engaged in research on EU public finances, the historical development of the "external control" function in the EU context and the impact of EU finances on various areas of European society and culture. The intention is to award two grants during the year.
These grants are intended to enable researchers with an interest in EU public finances to broaden their research by studying the Historical Archives of the European Union to which the Court has entrusted its own historical archives, and the archives of the Audit Board (1958-1977). Through the programme, the Court wishes to make it easier for researchers to access and consult the collections available at the Institute in Florence .
The programme is open to all current postgraduate students (master's and doctoral candidates) and to postdoctoral students or university professors who have completed their master's degree or doctorate within the past five years and who currently hold an academic post.
The Grant Programme Selection Committee is composed of the Director of the Historical Archives of the EU and of senior (or former) officials of the European Court of Auditors.