LMU Postdoctoral Fellowship in Germany

Deadline: 15 April 2018
Open to: international students
Fellowship: 1.853 EUR/month


The Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP) seeks applications for two 3-year postdoctoral fellowships starting on October 1, 2018. (A later starting date is possible.) The MCMP hosts a vibrant research community of faculty, postdoctoral fellows, doctoral fellows, master students, and visiting fellows. It organizes at least two weekly colloquia and a weekly internal work-in-progress seminar, as well as various other activities such as workshops, conferences, summer schools, and reading groups. The successful candidates will partake in the MCMP’s academic activities and enjoy its administrative facilities and support. The official language at the MCMP is English and fluency in German is not mandatory.

Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich – is placed in the heart of Munich. LMU is recognized as one of Europe’s premier academic and research institutions. Since the founding in 1472, LMU has attracted inspired scholars and talented students from all over the world.


To be eligible for this scholarship you must meet the following requirements:

  • International students are eligible to apply for this fellowship;
  • Candidates who have not finished their Ph.D. at the time of the application deadline have to provide evidence (in the cover letter or in the reference) that they will have their Ph.D. in hand at the time the fellowship starts;
  • candidates with research interests in at least one of the following fields: general philosophy of science, philosophy of physics, philosophy of the social sciences, philosophy of statistics, formal epistemology, formal philosophy of science, social epistemology, philosophy and psychology of reasoning and argumentation, agent-based modeling in philosophy, or decision theory;
  • the MCMP especially encourages female scholars to apply. The LMU in general and the MCMP in particular, endeavor to raise the percentage of women among its academic personnel. Among applicants chosen for interviews, given equal qualification, preference will be given to candidates with disabilities.


The fellowships are remunerated with 1.853 EUR/month (paid out without deductions for tax and social security). The MCMP also provides funds to cover costs to attend some workshops and conferences.

How to Apply?

Applications (including a cover letter that addresses, amongst others, one’s academic background, research interests and the proposed starting date, a CV, a list of publications, a sample of written work of no more than 5000 words, and a description of a planned research project of about 2000 words) should be sent by email (in one PDF document) to [email protected] by 15 April, 2018. Hard copy applications are not accepted. Additionally, two confidential letters of reference addressing the applicant’s qualifications for academic research should be sent to the same email address from the referees directly.

For more information please visit the official website.