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Max Weber Programme for Postdoctoral Studies

Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellowship, ESRs affected by the war in Ukraine

Programme Start Date





Badia Fiesolana

Applications are now closed, it is no longer possible to apply.

Programme Description

Call for applications

Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Social Sciences and Humanities for an early stage researcher affected by the war in Ukraine

The Max Weber Programme at the European University Institute welcomes applications for a postdoctoral fellowship for an early stage researcher of any nationality who is directly affected by the war in Ukraine. We consider applications from candidates who live in Ukraine, have been displaced or cannot return to Ukraine because of the war, or who are directly affected for other reasons that can be specified in the application.

The fellowship can be awarded to an early stage researcher who is within five years of the award of the PhD, or who has completed the work required toward the PhD (“all-but-defended”) when starting the fellowship. Furthermore, the applicant should work in the fields covered by the European University Institute, namely economics, law, history, political and social sciences, or related field. The fellow will be affiliated with the Max Weber Programme for Postdoctoral Studies as well as one of the four departments of the EUI, the Robert Schuman Centre, or the School of Transnational Governance, and mentored by a faculty member from one of these academic units.

The fellowship can start immediately and by 1 September 2022 the latest. The fellowship will last till 31 August 2023.

The call is now closed. The review of applications began on Thursday 24 March 2022 and continued until the position was filled.

The Max Weber Programme is a leading postdoctoral programme in the social sciences and humanities. A multidisciplinary programme, it hosts approximately 60 fellows from anywhere in the world. The programme is unique in its multidisciplinary reach and training programme, which supports postdoctoral scholars in developing their academic skills and potential, while allowing them to pursue their own research. Max Weber Fellows further benefit from the outstanding facilities and conditions of the European University Institute, a truly international research university in the historical and social sciences.

The Max Weber Programme (MWP) at the European University Institute (EUI) is a unique postdoctoral programme in the historical and social sciences in Europe. It is open to applicants who are within 5 years from the completion of their PhD, from anywhere in the world, regardless of nationality. Selected Fellows will benefit from the stimulating combination of a global programme located in the heart of Europe offering a broad menu of multidisciplinary and disciplinary activities.

The Fellowship provides a grant of 2020 EUR per month plus - when appropriate - a family allowance.

The Max Weber Fellows enjoy the superb research facilities of the European University Institute (including an outstanding library, a shared office space, and a personal research fund of 1000 EUR). The MWP is unique among postdoctoral programmes in helping Fellows to become full members of a global academic community.

Fellows are given training and support in all aspects of an academic career – from publishing and presenting, teaching, applying for research grants and jobs. A particular focus is placed on communicating effectively in English to different kinds of academic audiences.

Its placement record is second to none: most Max Weber Fellows secure an academic position in the finest institutions around the world upon completion of the Programme.

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