The MPIfG considers international cooperation to be the most promising organizational form of comparative research. Many visiting researchers make valuable contributions to its research program.
MPIfG is part of a worldwide network of research
institutions and researchers working in the social
sciences. It cooperates closely with several research
MPIfG Postdoctoral Grants
The MPIfG offers up to four postdoctoral positions each year. They are awarded for one year, usually beginning on October 1. Particularly promising projects can be extended for one additional year with the directors' approval.
Scholars of all nationalities whose research relates to the substantive concerns of the institute's research program and whose PhDs have been completed less than three years before the grant would begin are eligible for MPIfG Postdoctoral Grants. Applicants must hold their doctoral degree or be scheduled to receive it before the grant begins. Young researchers who have completed their dissertation and hold appointments as assistant professors, "wissenschaftliche Assistenten" or "Juniorprofessoren" are encouraged to apply if they can get a leave from their university positions.
The support contracts according to the German Collective Wage Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD 13) are based on the fellowship guidelines of the Max Planck Society. They are subject to income tax and social security contributions.
Awards are made on the basis of scholarly excellence and a research proposal outlining a project to be pursued at the MPIfG. The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to improving opportunities for women in science.
|As of November 1||Applications are accepted for grants starting in October of the following year|
|January 31||Application deadline|
|October 1||Beginning of the grant|