The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin (MPIWG), Department II (Director: Prof. Lorraine Daston), offers two four-month predoctoral fellowships for outstanding students in the final stage of completing their dissertations.
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 MPIWG is an international research institute and candidates are expected to be able to present and discuss their work and that of others in English. Applications, however, may be submitted in German, French, or English. There is no restriction as to specialty or period within the history of science. The primary selection criteria are the quality of research and the scholarly promise of the candidate. However, relevance to Department II’s ongoing research projects serves as a secondary criterion. […]
The fellowships run from 1 March 2018 to 30 June 2018 or from 1 September 2018 to 31 December 2018. The fellowships are endowed with a monthly stipend of € 1,365.
For more information and application, check the full fellowship posting.