Application Deadline: 25 March 2014
The Max Weber Programme is Europe’s largest postdoctoral programme in the social sciences and humanities. It is funded by the European Commission (DG Education and Culture) and hosted by the European University Institute in Florence where the research community of professors, researchers and fellows provides an excellent environment for the Programme.
The Programme, open to all nationalities, is designed for junior post-docs who have received a doctorate in economics, law, history, social and political sciences, or a related field, within the last 5 years and who want to advance in their research and academic training, in an active multidisciplinary environment before entering the international job market, or in the early stages of their academic careers.
The basic grant is € 2,000 per month.
A household allowance of € 300 per month is paid to Fellows with a partner if the partner lives with them in Florence and on condition that the partner’s income is not over € 2,000 per month.
Fellows (but not their families) receive reimbursement for one return trip from their home town to Florence.
- First-class rail (travel by car is also reimbursed on this basis but requires prior authorization)
- Economy class air fare
The maximum amount for travel reimbursement is €1,200 for return travel.
Fellows are required to live in Florence for the duration of their Fellowship in order that they may take an active part in the programme and in the academic activities of their department.
The Fellowships are awarded for 12 or 24 months.
- Candidates who have received their Ph.D. or officially been accepted for defense by the time of the start of the programme (1 September).
- Candidates are eligible during the five-year period following the successful completion of their Ph.D.
- Extensions to the five-year rule are allowed for applicants whose academic career has been interrupted for maternity leave, illness or mandatory military service.
- EUI graduates can only apply for Max Weber Fellowships after having been away from the EUI and in a full-time occupation or with another fellowship for at least one year after defending their Ph.D.
- Candidates of all nationalities are eligible for the Max Weber Fellowships.
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