Journalist-in-Residence Fellowship

June 05, 2016

Journalist-in-Residence Fellowship at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science

Guest residencies for journalists with a focus on the history of science

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, offers guest residencies of up to two months each. The objectives of the Fellowship program are to support high-quality journalism in the area of the history of science, promote the public dissemination of topics in the history of science, and strengthen the dialogue that the history of science enables among the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. At the same time, the program offers scholars at the Institute the opportunity to find ways of enhancing the public communication of their research.

As a Fellowship recipient, you will shadow a research project in one of the Institute’s departments and carry out your own research. You will be able to attend the colloquiums and workshops of the various departments. During your residency, you will be mentored by an MPIWG researcher and the head of communications. We expect you to offer an internal colloquium event on a theme related to journalism and science.

Remuneration for the period of the residency will be €3,000 per month. The MPIWG also provides desk space and the use of its library resources.

We welcome applications from the fields of print, radio, and especially online journalism. Your application should include a curriculum vitae, three samples of your work with relevance to the history of science, evidence of extensive experience in journalism, a brief portrait of your own journalistic work, a short outline (max. half a page) of your proposed research during your stay at the Institute, and details of your preferred dates.

These documents must be submitted as a single PDF file,

by 5 June, 2016 (23:59 CET),

via the following online portal:

Please note that we can only accept applications submitted electronically through the application portal.


For questions about the program please contact Dr. Hansjakob Ziemer. Questions on the application process may be addressed to Tanja Neuendorf.