Max Weber Programme in the Social Sciences and Humanities

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09.07.2018
Max Weber Programme in the Social Sciences and Humanities

The Max Weber Programme is the largest international postdoctoral programme in the Social Sciences and Humanities in Europe. It offers around 60 fully funded Fellowships to suitably qualified researchers from anywhere in the world who work in or across the relevant disciplines of the EUI (Economics, History, Law and Social and Political Sciences and their subfields). The working language of the Programme is English.
 
The aim of the MWP is to provide Fellows with the experience of membership of a vibrant academic community, to which they make a central contribution. It is unique in offering a structured Programme covering all aspects of an academic career, including support for academic writing in English, applying for research grants,  the opportunity to teach in some of Europe’s leading universities and to develop a strategy for a successful approach to the academic labour market.

Who Can Apply? 

The Programme is open to applicants who are within 5 years of the completion of their Ph.D. from anywhere in the world, regardless of nationality, and is not restricted to citizens of the EU. All things being equal, preference is given to those who have recently completed a doctorate, not had a postdoctoral position before and/or are on the job market.The language of the programme is English and applicants must fulfil the English language requirements as outlined in the section on Eligibility.

Applicants for Max Weber Fellowships who are nationals and/or residents (please check details on eligibility) of Australia, Finland, Greece, Slovenia or Japan may be considered for the grant schemes that are run by funding bodies in these countries. We also anticipate that there may be similar arrangements for Portuguese and Slovenian nationals.

For How Long?

The vast majority of Max Weber Fellowships are for one year.

  • The Departments of History and Civilization (HEC) and Law (LAW) only offer 1 year Fellowships.
  • The Department of Political and Social Sciences (SPS) and the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) offer both 1 year and 2 year Fellowships. Fellows in the Department of SPS who stay on for a second year will have the possibility of applying for a Part-time professor contract (level PR9/1) for 12 months involving some teaching duties and mentoring Ph.D. researchers: net remuneration would be approximately 820 EUR in addition to the monthly grant.
  • Most applicants to the Department of Economics (ECO) are selected for a 2-year fellowship. Fellows in the Department of ECO who stay on for a second year will have the possibility of applying for a Part-time professor contract (level PR9/1) for 12 months involving some teaching duties and mentoring Ph.D. researchers: net remuneration would be approximately 820 EUR in addition to the monthly grant.

Candidates for SPS, ECO and RSCAS are asked to indicate the desired length of their Fellowship (1, 2 or, in the case of ECO only, 3 years) when applying. Candidates for HEC and LAW can only stipulate 1 year. All Fellowships run from September to August. The EUI reserves the right to determine the length of the award, be it 12,  24 or 36 months. The period offered will be indicated in the award letter.

To find more information and to apply please visit: https://www.eui.eu/ServicesAndAdmin/AcademicService/Fellowships/MaxWeberFellowships/Apply