Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin (MPIWG) “First Research Article” Fellowship 2020 for Students from Developing Countries (Monthly Stipend)

Application Deadline: March 15th 2020

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin (MPIWG), Department III Artifacts, Action, and Knowledge (Director: Prof. Dagmar Schäfer), is offering two fellowships for outstanding graduate students.


The fellowships are open to graduate students based at Asian, African or Latin American institutions.

Applicants should demonstrate their commitment to a research topic related to the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, or Science and Technology Studies and a need to work with an international community at the MPIWG, Berlin in order to prepare and publish their first single-authored research paper in the English language.

Eligible are students in good standing through the grant period of February 28, 2021.

Candidates are expected to have already completed the archival research for their thesis and be in a position to devote six months to writing and preparing an article in English for journal publication. Regular meetings will be held to support both the writing process and academic development.

The fellowships will run from September 1, 2020 to February 28, 2021.

Applicants should submit the following materials in English through our online application portal:

  1. Official proof of enrollment and good standing in an accredited graduate program from your PhD thesis/or confirmation of your university. Brief description of dissertation.
  2. Curriculum vitae and list of publications
  3. Title, abstract and outline of intended essay (maximum 750 words)
  4. English writing sample
  5. A letter of recommendation from one supervisor

Application Procedure

Applications will be accepted until March 15, 2020 (23:59 CET) to be uploaded to the following link:

Please note that only electronic submissions uploaded to this link will be accepted. Only successful candidates will be notified.

Descriptions of the research projects of Department III are to be found under

Fellowships are endowed with a monthly stipend

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the MPIWG “First Research Article” Fellowship 2020


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