Max Weber International Fellowship 2019 in the Social Sciences and Humanities

Max Weber Program 2019 at European University Institute – Max Weber Programme (MWP) offers International Fellowships of 1 and 2 years in the Social Sciences and Humanities. The Max Weber Program (MWP) is a Postdoctoral Training Program for Junior Postdocs who want to advance in their research and academic training. Up to 50-55 Max Weber fellowships are awarded annually.


Also See : Scholarships 2019


Aim of Fellowship

  • 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.
  • The Max Weber Programme started in September 2006 and is now the largest international postdoctoral programme in the Social Sciences and Humanities in Europe


Scholarship Details

  • 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


Eligibility Criteria for Max Weber Program 2019

  • 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 2019-20 they should have received or submitted their Ph.D. between 1/9/2014 and 1/9/2019 and the PhD defence should take place no later than 31/12/2019
  • 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 Notes’. 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)


Application Form

  • Applications have to be submitted through the Online Application Form
  • There are two distinct phases in the application process:
  • Register your application as early as possible:  You are encouraged to register your application, by inserting your personal details and referee details as soon as possible. This is important to allow sufficient time for your referees to submit the reference letters before the deadline. References will not be accepted after the deadline.
  • Submit your application by the deadline 18 October: Once you have registered your application you may continue to work on the application details and attachments until the deadline of 18 October. Submit the application only when you have filled in all the information correctly and have successfully uploaded the final version of the attachments


Important Dates for Max Weber Program 2019

  • The annual deadline for applications is 18th October [24:00 CEST], except for the Dept. of Economics which accepts late applications until all positions are filled

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