Candidates must have received their Ph.D within the past 5 years or have official approval to defend their thesis by the time of the start of the programme (1 September);
Extensions to the five-year rule are allowed for applicants whose academic career has been interrupted for maternity or paternity leave, illness or mandatory military service;
EUI graduates can only apply for a Max Weber Fellowships after having been away from the EUI and in a full-time occupation or another fellowship for at least a year after defending their Ph.D;
Candidates of any nationality are eligible for the Max Weber Fellowships;
The expected level of English proficiency is level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
The Max Weber Programme (MWP) at the European University Institute (EUI) is the largest and most innovative postdoctoral programme in the historical and social sciences in Europe. The annual deadline is 25 October. The Fellowship provides a grant of 2000 euro per month plus - when appropriate - a family allowance.
The MWP is open to eligible applicants who are within 5 years from the completion of their PhD, from anywhere in the world, regardless of nationality and including non-EU citizens.
Max Weber fellowships are designed for junior post-docs who would like to pursue an academic career, concentrate on their own research and enhance their academic practice in a multidisciplinary environment. Max Weber Fellowships are open to candidates who have received a doctorate in the social sciences (economics, law, political science, sociology, history and related fields) within the last 5 years.
All Fellowships run from September to August.
Fellowships are awarded for:
- 12 months for all applicants to the Department of History and Civilization (HEC) and Law (LAW)
- 12 or 24 months for applicants to the Department of Political and Social Sciences (SPS) or the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS).
- Standardly 24 months or exceptionally 36 months for ECO applicants.
Fellows are required to live in the area of Florence for the duration of their Fellowship so that they may play an active part in the programme and in the academic activities of their department.
The basic grant is € 2,000 per month.
Successful applicants who receive other grants or salaries must disclose this to the EUI. The amount of the Fellowship will be fixed at a lower rate (minimum €1,250 per month) depending on the amount of the additional income (upon production of relevant supporting documents).
The Fellowship is not taxed by the Institute. Fellows are, however, required to comply with any other tax provisions which may be applicable to them.
Fellows must have adequate medical insurance cover during their stay at the Institute.
Fellows can either provide proof of their own insurance scheme or subscribe to the EUI's Cigna Insurance Scheme at their own expense.
Fellows (but not their families) receive reimbursement for the incoming trip from their place of origin to Florence, and for the outgoing trip to their destination at the end of their fellowship.
- First-class rail (travel by car is also reimbursed on this basis)
- Economy class air fare
The maximum amount for travel reimbursement is €1,200 including both incoming and outgoing trip. Reimbursement of higher amounts and any extra costs can be authorized by the Programme Director upon a justified special request. Taxi expenses are not reimbursed.
There is no provision for removal or installation expenses.
The European University Institute (EUI) is a unique international centre for doctorate and post-doctorate studies and research, situated in the Tuscan hills overlooking Florence.
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