MPIWG Postdoctoral Fellowship for International Students, 2019

Scholarship Description:

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin is delighted to offer two postdoctoral fellows the opportunity to study in Germany starting on September 1, 2019, for three years, with the employment contract.

Host College/University:

Founded in 1994, the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG) in Berlin is one of the more than 80 research institutes administered by the Max Planck Society. It is dedicated to the study of the history of science and aims to understand scientific thinking and practice as historical phenomena.

Degree level:

Fellowship is available to pursue Postdoctoral programme.

Field of Study:

Postdoctoral Fellows are expected to participate in the research activities of the Institute, and to present their own work and discuss that of others fluently in English. Applications may be submitted in German, English, or French. Research projects should relate to the research agenda of Department III.

Scholarship Award: 

Remuneration is based on the TVöD-Bund pay scales (E13).


  • Candidates of all nationalities are invited to apply.
  • Two doctoral fellowships are available.
  • Scholarship can be taken in Germany.

Eligibility Criteria:

Candidates should hold a doctorate in the history of science or related field at the time the position begins (PhD awarded in 2016 or later), and be able to show evidence of scholarly excellence in the form of initial international publications. Research projects should relate to the research agenda of Department III.

Candidates of all nationalities are invited to apply; applications from women are especially welcome. The Max Planck Society is committed to promoting handicapped individuals and encourages them to apply.

Outstanding junior scholars with suitable experience in science-, technology-, economic history, STS, anthropology, regional studies, or other relevant fields are invited to apply.

English Language Requirements: 

Fluency in English is required.

Applying procedure Instructions:

How to Apply: 

  • Cover letter (indicating in which project you are interested)
  • Curriculum vitae including the list of publications
  • Research prospectus (maximum 750 words)
  • Sample of writing
  • Names and contact details of at least two referees

Scholarship Official Web Links:

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Scholarship Deadline:

November 15, 2018.

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