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Visiting Scholarships in Department III at Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Germany, 2019

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, Department III, Artifacts, Action, Knowledge, Directed by Prof. Dr. Dagmar Schäfer, is now accepting applications for Visiting Scholarships (3–9 months). Candidates of all nationalities are encouraged to apply; applications from women are especially welcome.

Founded in 1994, the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG) in Berlin is one of the more than 80 research institutes administered by the Max Planck Society. It is dedicated to the study of the history of science and aims to understand scientific thinking and practice as historical phenomena.

Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Scholarship Description

  • Applications Deadline: January 31, 2019
  • Course Level: This is a 3 to 9 months long visiting fellowships programme.
  • Study Subject: Outstanding scholars beyond the postdoc phase of their careers are invited to apply for participation in the Art of Judgement research cluster. Particularly welcome are digital humanities approaches that make use of the material gathered as part of the Measuring the Earth: A Digital Repository for the History of Modern Geodesy project and research proposals that look at the materiality of measurement (e.g., practices, tools, and artifacts).
  • Nationality: Candidates of all nationalities are encouraged to apply; applications from women are especially welcome.
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given
  • Scholarship can be taken in Germany

Eligibility for the Scholarship

Eligible Countries: Candidates of all nationalities are encouraged to apply; applications from women are especially welcome.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

Outstanding scholars beyond the postdoc phase of their careers are invited to apply for participation in the Art of Judgement research cluster. Particularly welcome are digital humanities approaches that make use of the material gathered as part of the Measuring the Earth: A Digital Repository for the History of Modern Geodesy project and research proposals that look at the materiality of measurement (e.g., practices, tools, and artifacts).

Applications from candidates in every field within the history of science, technology, and the environment are welcome, with some preference for projects looking outside or beyond traditional disciplinary, chronological, and geographical foci. The MPIWG hosts many academic activities: conferences, workshops, brown bag seminars, and colloquia. Visiting scholars are encouraged to combine their research stay with active participation in such events.

Applications may be submitted in German or English. Candidates of all nationalities are encouraged to apply; applications from women are especially welcome. The Max Planck Society is committed to promoting handicapped individuals and encourages them to apply.

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Application Procedure

How to Apply: Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Candidates are requested to submit:

  • a cover letter
  • curriculum vitae (including list of publications)
  • a research proposal on a topic related to the cluster (1000 words maximum)

Online Application

Scholarship Link

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