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Visiting Researchers Program

Announcement [PDF]
Apply online for the summer semester 2018
Information for visiting researchers
The program is intended for researchers from the fields of economic sociology, political economy, and modern history, and offers stays generally ranging from two to 12 months. Applications are welcome from professors based either in Germany or abroad as well as young postdoctoral and doctoral researchers. Your intended research project should relate to the MPIfG's research program and ongoing projects at the Institute.
Applicants are asked to provide a funding plan for their stay. If your application is successful, you will receive a letter of invitation that you can use to approach funding institutions. In exceptional cases, the MPIfG can provide partial support for living costs or a fellowship for up to six months. Visiting researchers are provided with a shared office and have full access to the Institute's service infrastructure.
The MPIfG has a close cooperation with Sciences Po, and in 2012, the two institutes jointly founded the Max Planck Sciences Po Center on Coping with Instability in Market Societies (MaxPo) in Paris. Visiting researcher stays at the MPIfG can be combined with stays at MaxPo.
Applications should include a CV, the contact details of two referees, a list of your publications, and a research proposal (2–3 pages). Submit your application online as a single PDF file, in English or German, by April 30 for the following winter semester (starting October 1) and by October 31 for the following summer semester (starting April 1).


Jürgen Lautwein
Administrative Director
Tel. +49 221 2767-120


Visitors' liaison

Enke Otte-Wiese and
Christiane Wenz-Miebach
Tel. +49 221 2767-100

Organizational structure, project areas, and management of the MPIfG:
Research projects
Organizational chart

MPIfG - Programs for Guests | [Last updated 2017-06-02]