MPIeR Postdoctoral and Research Scholarship Program in Germany

The Max Planck Institute for European Legal History (MPIeR) is glad to offer a number of Postdoctoral and Research Scholarship Programs. Either Germany or overseas scholars are welcome to apply. Entries are accepted no later than May 31, 2018.

About the Sponsor
The Max Planck Institute for European Legal History (MPIeR) in Frankfurt is a world leader in researching the history of law in Europe and beyond. Its two research departments with more than 60 scholars, the unrivalled collections of its specialized library and its numerous national and international co-operations make it the central research hub for a global scientific community investigating the past, present and future of legal regimes.

Award Value
The amount of the scholarship awarded is dependent on the scholarship holder’s level of qualification. Postdocs receive 2100.00 € per month and research scholarship holders receive 2300.00 € per month.

Level and Area of Studies
Doctoral and research program in law subjects.

Place of Study
In Germany.

Eligibility and Criteria

  • Postdoc Scholarships enable highly qualified junior scholars from abroad who already obtained a PhD to either develop a new research topic in a thematically relevant context or to pursue an already existing project.
  • Established scholars from abroad who have received their PhD more than 10 years ago can apply for a Research Scholarship, which enables them to come to the Institute as a visitor in order to pursue their own research project.
  • For a group of international researchers who already hold doctoral degrees and wish to pursue a joint research project, it is possible to jointly apply for scholarships at the MPIeR.
  • If English is not your first language then you will need to show that your English language skills are at a high enough level to succeed in your studies.

Applicants’ Nationality
There is no nationality restriction.

Application Instruction
Applications should be complete (including CV, list of publications, and the form “Additional Application Details”) and submitted via the online application system.

Submission Deadline
May 31, 2018.

Website and Application Link