Scholar in Residence Program


Every year the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG) in Cologne invites a leading scholar in comparative and international political economy or economic sociology to spend three to six months in residence at the Institute. Stays usually begin at the start of the academic year in October, although this is negotiable on an individual basis. Scholars are selected by the directors of the MPIfG on the basis of an established record of excellence as well as a current research project in an area close to the core interests of researchers at the Institute. Both nominations and direct applications are possible.
Scholars in Residence are paid a stipend of up to 6,000 euros per month. If the Scholar in Residence is on a paid sabbatical, they receive a stipend of 2,500 euros per month to cover local costs and travel. The Scholar in Residence will have an office at the Institute and enjoy the full range of MPIfG support services. Scholars are expected to give a series of three lectures on a subject of their choice, and generally to participate in the intellectual life of the Institute.


Dr. Ursula Trappe
Head of Administration
Phone +49 221 2767-238


Scholars in Residence at the MPIfG since 2006

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

MPIfG - Scholar in Residence Program | [Last updated 2020-09-23]