Deadline: 25/10/2012, (25 March for self- funded fellowships)
Open to: Ph.D. applicants in Social and Human Sciences
Fellowship: € 2,000 per month
The overall aim of the Max Weber Programme (MWP), the largest postdoctoral training programme in the Social and Human Sciences in the world, is to support the fellows in the development of a successful academic career.
The most important benefits of the programme lie in the professional schooling it offers fellows. To this end they are affiliated with one of the EUI teaching departments, where they participate in seminars and workshops. Within the MWP, a broad variety of activities are organized for the fellows throughout the year with an individual focus on really developing to be internationally competitive. The Max Weber Programme is geared to developing the academic skills of postdoctoral fellows, while leaving ample time for individual research agendas.
Max Weber Fellowships are open to candidates who have received their Ph.D. or officially been accepted for defense by the time of the start of the programme (1 September).
Candidates are eligible during the five-year period following the successful completion of their Ph.D. For example, to apply for 2013/2014 you should have received or submitted your Ph.D. betweeen 1/9/2008 and 1/9/2013 and the Ph.D. defense should take place no later than 31/12/2013.
Extensions to the five-year rule are allowed for applicants whose academic career has been interrupted for maternity leave or illness. Cite circumstances in the application in the field ‘Additional Notes’. Successful candidates will be asked to provide supporting documents.
EUI graduates can only apply for Max Weber Fellowships after having been away from the EUI and in a full-time occupation or with another fellowship for at least one year after defending their Ph.D.
Candidates of all nationalities are eligible for the Max Weber Fellowships.
Fellows should have a good knowledge of English, the working language of the programme, and any other language relevant to their proposed research.
The Fellowships are awarded for 12 or 24 months. Candidates should indicate the preferred period in their application.The EUI reserves the right to award 12 months due to the high demand for MWP Fellowships. The period will be indicated in the award letter. Extensions or renewals are not allowed.
Fellows are required to live in Florence for the duration of their Fellowship in order that they may take an active part in the programme and in the academic activities of their department.
Financial conditions regarding the Max Weber Fellowships funded by the Max Weber Programme.
The basic stipend 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 you want to apply, fill in the application form.
The deadline for the academic year 2013/2014 is 25 October 2012, but applications for self-funded fellowships will be considered until 25 March.
For further questions read FAQ .
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