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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?

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

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

 

Application

A complete application must include the following documents:

  • a cover letter/motivation letter indicating, inter alia, information about the home institution and the planned research period at the Max Planck Institute (concrete 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/headline, 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 in German or English language as pdf files in the online-application. After previous consultation, 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.

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.

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!

Applications for a Max Planck Fellowship in 2022 in the research area of Professor Anne Peters may be submitted via the online application portal from 01 June 2021 on. Deadline is 31 July 2021. (The relevant link will be announced here after activation).


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