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Institute Grants

 

The Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law offers a limited number of research grants for foreign scholars. The grants are financed by the Max Planck Society and are intended to support research at the Institute. The maximum length of a grant is 6 months.

Applicants are preferred whose projects are capable of promoting the research interests of the Institute. Among these interests are co-work on Institute projects, joint projects of Institute fellows and visiting scholars, as well as individual projects of visiting scholars, to the extent they fall within the research fields of the Institute. Topical proximity to the ongoing Institutional Projects is an advantage.

 

Who can apply for an Institute grant?

  • foreign doctoral candidates
  • foreign post-docs and other scholars at an advanced stage of training
  • foreign professors and senior scholars with equivalent academic achievements

In principle, no grants will be awarded to persons pursuing a doctorate in Germany.

 

Application

Please note that with this online-application you can only apply for grants awarded by the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law.

 

Applications for grants awarded by other Max Planck institutes cannot be accepted here!
 

A complete application must include the following documents:

  • a cover letter indicating, inter alia, information about the home institution and the planned research period at the Max Planck Institute (dates of arrival and departure DD-MM-YYYY)
  • a curriculum vitae in tabular form (with personal information incl. nationality and contact address)
  • a brief list of selected publications (1-2 pages)
  • a short sketch of the proposed project (topic, description of the project and research plan)
  • additionally, junior academics (PhD candidates, doctoral students, etc.) must submit two references containing significant details about the applicant and her/his project.

Please upload the documents as pdf files in the online-application. Referees may also send their references by e-mail directly to our fellowship application management. Please note that we will not accept applications submitted by e-mail.


Applications for 2018 may be submitted here from 01 June 2017 to 31 July 2017 via the online application portal.

Max Planck Scholarship Anne Peters

Max Planck Scholarship Armin von Bogdandy

 

In your own interest, we recommend that you apply early since submission of additional or missing documents will be accepted within the application period only. To guarantee equal opportunities, documents presented later or sent by e-mail cannot be taken into consideration.

Applicants will be notified of the Institute’s decision approximately 8-10 weeks after the application deadline.

 

Things to know about Institute grants

Amount of the grant

The amount of the grant varies according to academic qualifications:

-         € 1,365.00 / month (doctoral candidates)

-         € 2,100.00 / month (research grant, group 1)

-         € 2,300.00 / month (research grant, group 2)

 

Travel and other expenses

Travel expenses to and from Heidelberg are not included in the grant. The Institute will not reimburse travel expenses. No allowances or reimbursement will be given for further costs or outlays.

 

Language knowledge

The required level of German language proficiency depends above all on the planned research. In any case, a sufficient knowledge of German or English to allow for integration into the Institute community is assumed.

 

Accommodations

Please arrange for accommodations in a timely manner before your arrival. Housing in Heidelberg is in short supply and also rather expensive. It can be difficult to find a furnished room even for just a few months. If desired, we will send you a list of guest houses in the area. We kindly ask that you book accommodations yourself. The Institute cannot assume this task or act as your agent in this regard. The following is a list of accommodations services for Heidelberg and vicinity:

http://www.studenten-wg.de/Heidelberg,wohnungen.html

http://www.zimmer69.de/de/

http://www.wg-gesucht.de/

http://www.immobilienscout24.de/de/finden/wohnen/index.jsp

http://heidelberg.jugendherberge-bw.de/

 

Health insurance

Visiting scholars are not insured by the Max Planck Institute. You are advised to extend your existing insurance coverage or to obtain insurance specifically covering the duration of your stay. Please make sure that your health insurance is conforming to German standards. Proof of sufficient health insurance is required at the latest when commencing the grant.

 

Further questions?

For additional information about the grant program, please contact Christa Stadler ()