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 research groups and carry out your own research (please note that Department II closed its work in June 2019). You will be able to attend the colloquiua 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 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 (within the academic year 2019–20).
These documents must be submitted as single PDF files by August 30, 2019 (23:59 CET), via the following online portal:
Please note that we can only accept applications submitted electronically through the application portal.