Fellowship Program

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The MPIWG awards a limited number of fellowships with stipends to guest scholars from all over the world to contribute to one of the Institute’s departments or research groups and use the Institute’s Library. The program serves to enrich scholarly dialogue and to establish and consolidate international collaboration. In contrast to positions with an employment contract, stipends are not subject to social insurance contributions. The amount of the stipend is based on the rules of the Max Planck Society.

All fellows receive support to carry out their research at the Institute. Among other things, the Institute provides co-working spaces. Fellows are invited to participate actively in the academic and social life of the Institute.

Applications for fellowships must be made for a particular department or research group and submitted electronically in German or English through our application portal. It is possible to apply at any time; applications are considered by a stipend committee (deadlines: May 1 and November 1, 23:59 CE(S)T). Please bear in mind that a fellowship can begin four months after the deadline at the earliest (i.e. September 1 and March 1). If a visa is required, this run-up period will be several months longer. All applications will only be evaluated after the deadline; an earlier application does not bring any advantages.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Predoctoral Fellows

Senior Research Fellows