“Get-it-Published” Fellowship Program (Dept. III) (EN)

Februar 25, 2018


The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin (MPIWG), Department III, “Artefacts, Action, and Knowledge” (Director: Prof. Dagmar Schäfer), is offering

Two Fellowships


for outstanding scholars who have submitted or will submit their PhD thesis between September 2017 and August 2018.

The "Get-it-Published" fellowships are open to students whose research topic is related to the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, or Science and Technology Studies. The scholarship is dedicated to assist young researchers (that is, at the end of their PhD phase or early Post-docs) from Asian, African, or Latin American institutions to work with an international community at the MPIWG, Berlin.

Candidates are expected to have finished 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 start on 1 September 2018 and run up to 28 February 2019.

Descriptions of the research projects of Department III are to be found under:


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 1 March 2018.



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

  • Official proof of the completion of your PhD thesis/or confirmation from your university of thesis submission.
  • Brief description of dissertation
  • Curriculum vitae and list of publications
  • Title, abstract and outline of intended article to be prepared for publication (maximum 750 words)
  • English writing sample
  • A letter of recommendation from a previous supervisor


Applications will be accepted until February 25, 2018.



For further information please contact Danyang Zhang: dzhang@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de


Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin, Deutschland