Max Weber Programme (postdoc) by European University Institute

Max Weber (postdoc) Programme (MWP) by European University Institute
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Max Weber Programme (postdoc) by European University Institute

Designation/Position-  Max Weber Programme (postdoc)

European University Institute (EUI) invites application for Max Weber (postdoc) Programme (MWP) from eligible and interested candidates

About- The Max Weber Programme (MWP) at the European University Institute (EUI) is the largest and most innovative postdoctoral programme in the historical and social sciences in Europe. Max Weber Programme (postdoc)

Research/Job Area- Political and social sciences, economics, law and history

Location- European University Institute (EUI)

Eligibility/Qualification– The MWP is open to eligible applicants who are within 5 years from the completion of their PhD, from anywhere in the world, regardless of nationality and including non-EU citizens. Preference is given to applicants who have only just completed their doctorate and have not had a post-doctoral fellowship before.

  • Candidates must have received their Ph.D 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 Ph.D 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 Ph.D
  • 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). English certificate is not requested as part of the application, but successful candidates will be requested to provide a certificate/supporting document on registration. This can be one of the international certificates listed below, or a supporting document showing that the candidate has written the doctorate, or published an article or a book chapter of at least 6000 words in English, or has studied and hold a qualification from a University where the language of instruction and assessment was English. Native English speakers are exempt of proof.The following international certificates of English proficiency are recognised by the EUI.

Job/Position Description-  The Max Weber (postdoc) Programme is a global programme at a global institution located in Italy. Like the Fellows, Professors and Researchers at the European University Institute come from across Europe – from Portugal to Russia, and beyond it –  from Asia and the Antipodes to North and Latin America, contributing their different academic traditions to the distinctive mix of the Institute. The language of the programme is English.

The Programme is among the most selective – attracting circa 1200 applicants each year – in the fields of political and social sciences, economics, law and history for some 55-60 Fellowships.

The Programme awards 1, 2, and exceptionally 3 year long fellowships according to departments.

The Max Weber Fellows enjoy the superb research facilities of the European University Institute (including an outstanding library, a shared office space, and a personal research fund of 1000 EUR – 2000 EUR for second or third year Economics Fellows who are on the job market).

How to Apply- 

Applications have to be submitted through the Online Application Form. 

There are two distinct phases in the application process:

1. 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.

2. 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.

Requested Documents


Research proposal

Letters of Reference

The applications (CV, Career Statement, Research Proposal and proof of funding, all in PDF format) should be sent directly to [email protected]

Two confidential letters of reference (also in PDF) should be sent directly by the referees to the same email address.

Applications for externally funded fellowships are considered on a first-come basis for as long as there is capacity in the Max Weber Programme. 

For Contact-  Email  [email protected] 
Tel. +39 055 4685 377

Last Date for Apply– 18 October 2019 – Max Weber (postdoc) Programme

The annual deadline for applications was 18 October [24:00 CEST], except for the Department of Economics [ECO] which accepted late applications until all positions were filled. It is no longer possible to apply.

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