“Writing-Up” Predoctoral Fellowships, 2009-10

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin (MPIWG)

offers a limited number of

six-month predoctoral fellowships

for outstanding students in the final stage of completing their

dissertations. Dissertation topics should be related to an ongoing

research project in Department II (Director: Lorraine Daston; project

descriptions here: http://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/en/research/projects/department2)

or Department III (Director: Hans-Jörg Rheinberger; project

descriptions here: http://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/en/research/projects/department3)


The fellowships are open to doctoral candidates of all nationalities

and disciplines, except those who have already received three years of

Max Planck Society predoctoral fellowship funding. The colloquium

language is English and candidates are expected to be able to present

and discuss their work in that language, Applications may however be

submitted in German, French, or English. The fellowships will run

either from 1 September 2009 – 28 February 2010 or from 1 March – 31

August 2010. The MPIWG offers all resident scholars computer and

library support.

Applicants should send the following materials by 31. May 2009:

1. Curriculum vitae and list of publications.

2. Brief (maximum 750 words) description of dissertation, in which its

relevance to an ongoing MPIWG research project is made clear.

3. Letter of recommendation from dissertation advisor endorsing the

candidate and confirming that the dissertation will with high

probability be completed within the term of the six-month fellowship.

(Letters may be sent separately.)

Applications should be sent to:

Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte

Abt. Personal – Predoc II/III

Boltzmannstr. 22

14195 Berlin


(Electronic submission is also possible: [email protected])

Questions concerning stipends and the MPIWG should be addressed to the

MPIWG Research Coordinator, Mr. Jochen Schneider ([email protected]

). Applications from women are especially welcomed. The Max Planck

Society is committed to employing more handicapped individuals and

encourages them to apply.