Max Planck Institute for the History of Science – Doctoral Fellowship

Location: Germany
Position Type: Doctoral Fellow

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Dept I (Prof. Dr. Jürgen Renn), announces a two-year doctoral scholarship (with a one-year renewal option) for an outstanding graduate student. Applicants should submit a project proposal that addresses issues raised in the context of the Archimedes Project. For more information:

This project consists of two main elements: an extensive corpus of digitized sources on the history of mechanics and a series of sophisticated computer tools that allow scholars to pursue research requiring the thoughtful evaluation of large bodies of source materials. Projects of interest may address technical terminology, the historical reconstruction of lines of transmission, or similar inquiries. We also welcome project proposals that relate to the database on machine drawings (dmd) developed at our Institute. For more information:

Applications may be submitted in German or English. The fellowship should start preferably at the beginning of 2010. The monthly stipend is 1365 € or 50% of the E13 (TVÖD) salary for research scholars.

Applicants should send the following materials by October 31, 2009:

1. Curriculum vitae
2. A project outline (ca. 750 words) explaining how the digital resources mentioned above will be employed in the candidate’s doctoral thesis.
3. List of publications, if applicable

Applications may also be submitted by e-mail to Ms. Claudia Paaß, Head of Administration: [email protected]

The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more handicapped people and especially encourages them to apply. The Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in areas of under-representation. Applications from women are especially welcome.

Contact Info:
Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Abt. Personal – Predoc I
Boltzmannstr. 22
14195 Berlin