Max Weber Fellowship at the European University Institute (EUI)

Entries for the Max Weber Fellowship Program are now being accepted. This postdoctoral program is only open to the citizens of European Union countries. They must have received their Ph.D. within the past five years. The winner will receive basic grant of €2,000/month. The closing date of application is October 18 every year.

Fellowship Description
The Max Weber Programme (MWP), the largest and most innovative postdoctoral program in the historical and social sciences in Europe is sponsored by the European University Institute (EUI). The aim of Programme is to provide the fellows with the experience of membership of a vibrant academic community. It offers fellows the unique opportunity to share their research experience with peers from different disciplines and nationalities on a daily basis while enhancing professional academic skills and acquiring the MWP Teaching Certificate.

Award Value

  • The basic grant is € 2,000 per month. 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 (upon production of relevant supporting documents).
  • A household allowance of up to € 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 less than € 2,000 per month.
  • Fellows (but not their families) receive reimbursement for the incoming trip from their place of origin to Florence, and for the outgoing trip to their destination at the end of their fellowship. The maximum amount for travel reimbursement is €1,200 including both incoming and outgoing trip.
  • Fellows must have adequate medical insurance cover during their stay at the Institute.

Level and Area of Studies
Postdoctoral program in any discipline.

Place of Study
At the European University Institute (EUI) in Italy.

Eligibility and Criteria

  • Candidates must have received their Ph.D. within the past five years or have official approval to defend their thesis by the time of the start of the program (1 September).
  • 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.

Applicants’ Nationality
Only the citizen of any EU countries are invited to apply.

Application Instruction
To apply, all documents below must be submitted by the deadline:

  • CV with a list of publications in PDF.
  • Academic career statement’ (2 pages) as a PDF
  • Applicants should provide the names of a minimum of two and a maximum of three academic referees and ensure that at least two letters of reference are submitted online directly by the referees by the deadline 25 October.

Submission Deadline
October 18 every year.

Website and Application Link