How to Apply for a Max Weber Fellowship

N.B. Changes regarding the description and conditions of these Fellowships will be introduced for the academic year 2015-2016.

Please check these pages regularly for any updates. We expect the call to be published during the Summer when the on-line application will become available.


The annual deadline is 25 October, but applications for self-funded fellowships will be considered until 25 March.


Application form

The next deadline for applications will be 25 October 2014 for the academic year 2015/2016.   



Read this before opening the MWP application form

  • See the Eligibility, Conditions of Award and Selection Criteria related to the MWP.
  • Prepare your CV with a list of publications in PDF.  
  • Prepare a ‘Research and academic career statement’ briefly explaining your career ambitions and research plans (1-3 pages) in PDF. 
  • The statement should include a summary of research contributions and interests, academic career plans, fields of specialization, and teaching experience. A detailed research and academic plan is not required but, if possible, a reference should be made to how a Max Weber Fellowship can contribute to achieve your career goals.
  • Use standard international fonts and avoid macros, special characters and password-protected attachments.
  • Frequently Asked Questions


Filling in the MWP application form 

  • If you enter text exceeding a maximum field length you will have to shorten it.
  • Enter your family name (surname) and first name (name) in the correct fields.
  • Do not use capital letters for all fields.  
  • Recheck all field entries and documents before pressing the Submit button.


After submission of your application and subsequently during the application and selection period you will receive emails from We advise you to check your junk email in the event that you have not received an email that you are expecting, failing this please contact us at  


Letters of reference

  • Two confidential letters of reference must be sent using the on-line form directly by the referees.
  • References from current full-time/part-time EUI professors will not be accepted.


Candidates with own funding

Candidates with their own funding are also welcome to apply and will be selected following the same criteria and procedures. They can do so either by applying for a self-funded fellowship only by the 25 March 2014 deadline, or by indicating in the application form when applying for a funded Fellowship, that they wish to be considered (also) for a self-funded fellowship. (Use the field “Additional remarks” in the application from to state that funding is either not requested or that you are applying to other sources of funding to participate in the Max Weber Programme).

The tuition fee for a self-funded Max Weber Fellowship amounts to 15.000 euro for 12 months (1.250 euro pr. month). The fee may be waived partially or completely if special circumstances apply.

The applications (CV, Career Statement and proof of funding, all in PDF format) should be sent directly to Two confidential letters of reference (also in PDF) should be sent directly by the referees to the same email address.

Applications for self-funded fellowships are considered on a first-come basis for as long as there is capacity in the Max Weber Programme.


Data protection policy

See the EUI data protection policy



If you cannot submit your application on-line, contact us well before the deadline at:

Academic Service
European University Institute
via dei Roccettini 9
I-50014 San Domenico di Fiesole

Tel. +39 055 4685 377
Fax +39 055 4685 444




Page last updated on 15 April 2014