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 Postdoctoral and Research Scholarships 2021, Max Planck Institute for European Legal History, Frankfurt (Deadline 31 May 2020)



The Institute in Frankfurt awards Postdoctoral and Research scholarships annually to enable outstanding researchers to spend time at the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History and are now inviting applications for research stays in 2021.

Scholarship holders are expected to pursue their own research project, which should relate to the Institute’s current research agenda.

In 2021 scholarships will primarily be awarded to scholars proposing to work on the following topics

Department I – Professor Stefan Vogenauer

  • Legal transfer in the common law world and more generally
  • History of European Union law

Department II – Professor Thomas Duve

  • Goals and methods of writing legal history
  • Glocalising normativities in the Iberian Worlds (15th – 19th centuries)
  • Key concepts of the juridical-political language of the School of Salamanca

Applications should be written in English and consist of the following documents:

  • Research proposal (up to 10,000 characters), including an explanation as to how the project relates the Department’s main research activities
  • CV
  • List of publications
  • Names and contact details of two scholars who have agreed to provide references (upon request)
  • Scan of the completed and signed form ‘Additional Application Details’
  • Three relevant publications of the last five years (as PDFs)

Deadline: All applications must be submitted via the online application system by 31 May 2020.

Scholarships run for either 3 or 6 months, starting at the beginning of January, April, July or October. Scholars without a regular income receive a monthly stipend of either €2,100 for postdoctoral researchers or €2,300 for senior researchers.

Scholars who are employed and/or have other forms of financial support can receive compensation for expenses at a fixed rate for the period of their stay. The compensation can, however, only be granted for up to three months and consists of a food allowance of €28 per day and €20 per day for accommodation.

The Max Planck society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.

The Max Planck Society strives for gender and diversity equality. We welcome applications from all Backgrounds. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

Contact Info: 

Dr. Stefanie Rüther – Research Coordinator

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