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Max Weber Programme Conferences

Max Weber Conference Series

conference pageMWP-ACO Conferences:

The Academic Careers Observatory (ACO) together with the MWP organizes a yearly conference to compare the structures of the academic job market across countries, discusses crucial questions related to the international mobility of scholars and monitors the development of research and funding opportunities for young scholars.

Social Issues for Social Sciences Conference:

This conference is the Max Weber Fellows’ contribution to the Social Sciences and Humanities in research and academia. The conference offers the opportunity to invite back former fellows as either speakers or discussants and as such provides a forum to foster cross-disciplinary and inter-cohort academic collaboration. The conference is entirely organized by the fellows. 


Upcoming Conference



10th Academic Careers Observatory Conference
(2-4 December 2015)





  • Day 1: Conference on "Exploring National and European Research Funding Opportunities for Young Academics" 2 December 2015, 9:00-18:15, San Domenico di Fiesole, Badia, MWP Common Room

The one day conference will gather together representatives of European and national funding agencies, professors and young academics to discuss on research schemes and grants available to international researchers in the Social Sciences and Humanities. The speakers will provide the audience with information about opportunities which are directly aimed at early-career scholars and will offer advice and insights on the application procedures as well as practical tips to apply for funding. The event will also enable the ACO team to offer the most up to date information on these schemes to post docs globally.

All welcome to attend – please register.  

  • Day 2:  Workshop on “Top Tips for Grant-Writing for Postdocs”, 3 December, 9:30-11:30, Badia, MWP Common Room
    (only for Post-Docs and Senior EUI Researchers)

  • Day 3: Question & Answer Session with Angela Liberatore, Head of Unit, European Research Council, 4 December, 18:00-18:45, Badia, MWP Common Room
    (only for Post-Docs and Senior EUI Researchers)

Download the full Programme in PDF

Check the conference page for updates


Conferences 2015-2016

  • 10th MWP-ACO Conference
    2 December 2015, Badia Fiesolana, MWP Common Room
  • 9th JMU-MWP Symposium, date tbc
  • 10th Social Issues for Social Sciences Conference
    8-10 June 2016, Badia Fiesolana


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