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Max Weber Programme at European University Institute Italy 2018

Max Weber International Fellowship 2018


Max Weber Programme (MWP) offers international fellowships of 1 and 2 years in the social sciences and humanities

The Max Weber Programme (MWP) is a postdoctoral training programme for junior post-docs who want to advance in their research and academic training. Up to 50 - 55 Max Weber fellowships are awarded annually


The aim of the Max Weber Programme is to provide the Fellows with the experience of membership of a vibrant academic community, to which they make a central contribution

Course Level: The Max Weber Programme (MWP) is a postdoctoral training programme for junior post-docs who want to advance in their research and academic training at the European University Institute in Florence

Study Subject(s): Fellowships are awarded in political and social sciences, economics, law and history

Number of Awards: There are 55-60 Max Weber Fellowships


Scholarship Award

The basic grant is € 2,000 per month. Successful applicants who receive other grants or salaries must disclose this to the EUI. The amount of the Fellowship will be fixed at a lower rate (minimum €1,250 per month) depending on the amount of the additional income

If applicable, family allowances will be added to the basic grant (see below)

Family Allowance: A household allowance of € 300 per month is paid to Fellows with a partner if the partner lives with them in Florence and on condition that the partner’s income is not over € 2,000 per month

There is a dependant’s allowance of € 200 per month for each dependent child living with the Fellow in Florence



Candidates must have received their PhD within the past 5 years or have official approval to defend their thesis by the time of the start of the programme (1 September). Therefore, to apply for 2018-19 they should have received or submitted their PhD between 1/9/2013 and 1/9/2018 and the PhD defence should take place no later than 31st Dec. 2018


Extensions to the five-year rule are allowed for applicants whose academic career has been interrupted for maternity or paternity leave, illness or mandatory military service. Cite circumstances in the application form in the field 'Additional


Successful candidates will be asked to provide supporting documents


EUI graduates can only apply for a Max Weber Fellowships after having been away from the EUI and in a full-time occupation or another fellowship for at least a year after defending their PhD


Candidates of any nationality are eligible for the Max Weber Fellowships


The expected level of English proficiency is level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)



The deadline for applying for the academic year 2018-19 is 25th October 2017 (24h00 - CEST). For Economics, later applications will be considered until all the positions are filled


However, prospective candidates are strongly advised to apply by the standard deadline of 25 October given that the selection committee would normally expect to fill all or almost all positions from the initial applicant pool


Applications had to be submitted through the Online Application Form. For reference only, a sample of the online application form can be found in the Mock-Up Application Form


Important Dates


Applications for Fernand Braudel Senior Fellowships - deadline 30th September 2017


Admitted Researchers and Fellows, Pre-Registration 2018-2019 Jean Monnet Fellowships - Deadline 25th October 2017


For any query,  candidates are requested to check the official website  .

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