One-Year Fellowship for Researchers (m/f/d) who have fled the Ukraine Crisis



June 12, 2022


The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG) is offering a one-year fellowship for researchers (m/f/d) in economic sociology or political economy.

The fellowship is intended for researchers who were working at an academic and/or research institution in Ukraine in February 2022 and have been displaced by the war.

Applicants are asked to submit a curriculum vitae and a research proposal outlining a project to be pursued at the MPIfG (up to 3 pages). Further information on how to apply.

Selection will be based on a record of scholarly excellence and a job interview. The selected researcher will have an office at the MPIfG and is expected to actively participate in the intellectual life of the Institute. Residence in the Cologne area for the period of the fellowship is required.

The Institute provides an attractive environment for researchers to pursue their own research projects within the scope of the Institute's research program.

The MPIfG conducts basic research on the governance of modern societies. It aims to develop an empirically based theory of the social and political foundations of modern economies by investigating the interrelation between social, economic, and political action. Building on the disciplinary traditions of sociology and political science, the Institute's research program aims to combine and develop the approaches of new economic sociology and comparative and international political economy.

We look forward to receiving your online application in English or German. Applications by email cannot be considered. Please note that this is a special call for a one-year fellowship, distinct from our regular postdoctoral or habilitation program.

The deadline for applications is June 12, 2022 (23:59 CEST). Applicants will be notified whether or not they have been successful at the end of July. The starting date for the fellowship is the earliest possible date.

Within the permissible boundaries, priority for the advertised fellowship will be given to applications from highly qualified researchers who have been displaced by the war in Ukraine. Applicants must hold a doctoral degree. Any preferential consideration of the stated group of researchers is excluded if reasons worthy of legal protection, which lie in the qualification and/or person of another candidate, prevail.

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