Max Weber Programme for Postdoctoral Studies
Annual Report 2013-2014
There are three trends that emerge from this report that are worth highlighting. First, entry to the Programme is increasingly competitive as the number of applicants steadily rises – last year by 12.6%, from 1115 applicants in 2012 to 1277 in 2013. Second, the application pool and the Programme itself is increasingly global in character. The main rise in applications comes from the increasing number of candidates from outside the EU. The third trend is the phenomenal success of the Programme in preparing Fellows for the job market, with all but two of the Fellows of the 2013/14 cohort having found an academic position.