“First Research Article” Fellowship Program (Dept. III) (EN)

Februar 15, 2019

“First Research Article” Fellowship Program
at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin
September 1, 2019–January 31, 2020

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin (MPIWG), Department III Artifacts, Action,  Knowledge (Director: Prof. Dagmar Schäfer), is offering two fellowships for outstanding graduate students.

The fellowships are open to graduate students based at Asian, African or Latin American institutions. Applicants should demonstrate their commitment to a research topic related to the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, or Science and Technology Studies and a need to work with an international community at the MPIWG, Berlin in order to prepare and publish their first single-authored research paper in the English language. Eligible are students in good standing through the grant period of January 31, 2020.

Candidates are expected to have already completed the archival research for their thesis and be in a position to devote six months to writing and preparing an article in English for journal publication. Regular meetings will be held to support both the writing process and academic development.

The fellowships will run from September 1, 2019 to January 31, 2020.

Applicants should submit the following materials in English through our online application portal:

1.    Official proof of enrollment and good standing in an accredited graduate program from your PhD thesis/confirmation of your university. Brief description of dissertation.

2.    Curriculum vitae and list of publications

3.    Title, abstract, and outline of intended essay (maximum 750 words)

4.    English writing sample

5.    A letter of recommendation from one supervisor

Applications will be accepted until February 15, 2019 (23:59 CET), and are to be uploaded through the following link:


Please note that only electronic submissions will be accepted. Only successful candidates will be notified.

Fellowships are endowed with a monthly stipend according to the guidelines of the Max Planck Society.

Applications from women are especially welcome. The Max Planck Society is committed to promoting underrepresented groups as well as people with disabilities and encourages them to apply. Finalists may expect a decision by May 1, 2019.



For further information please contact Danyang Zhang. Descriptions of the research projects of Department III are to be found at https://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/dept-three


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