Postdoctoral Program


How to apply

To apply online for a position in the MPIfG Postdoctoral Program, you will first need to register as an applicant and then upload your application documents. Please make sure to read this entire section carefully, before making your application. You may apply from November 18. The deadline for applications is January 31 of the following year.


The application procedure

  • Start compiling your documents early. You will need a fair amount of time to get all the information together, and your referees need to have time to write their letters.
  • Find referees. You will need to ask two referees to write letters of recommendation for you. You have to name them in your Application and Registration form, so you must first ensure that they are willing to provide the recommendation. When you have submitted your Application and Registration form, the referees will receive an automatic email linking them to the Letter of Recommendation form. It is your responsibility to contact your referees and make sure they submit the form on time. All letters of recommendation must be received within one week of the deadline for applications.
  • Enable Java and Javascript in order to submit your data.
  • Copy your data. Since the system does not enable you to save the form with your data in it, and the completed form will not be sent back to you, please copy it (with copy and paste into Word, for example) and save it for your records before submitting it.
  • A note for Firefox users: If you use the Firefox browser, you may encounter a security warning when you open the Application Form. Please ignore it and use the "add exception" link in the Firefox security warning form to trust the page. The website certificate is valid and secure.
  • Application and Registration form. This form – including your contact information and educational background – is the form with which you register to take part in the online application procedure. When we have received your form, you will be sent a confirmation email with your registration code and a link to the site where you can upload your documents.
  • Look out for the confirmation email with your registration code. Your spam filter might remove the confirmation email, so please check your spam folder if you do not receive the confirmation email within an hour.
  • Use the link in your confirmation email to go to the Supplementary Application Materials form. Please enter your registration code and upload your documents, including a cover letter, CV, project proposal (5–7 pages), and transcripts.

MPIfG - Postdoctoral Program - How to Apply | [Last updated 2020-02-03]