COFUND Fellowship Programme of Max Weber Centre for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies at the University of Erfurt


The Max Weber Centre for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies (Max-Weber-Kolleg Erfurt) at the University of Erfurt is a highly ranked international research centre. The core disciplines at the Max Weber Kolleg are sociology, economics, religious studies, law, philosophy, history and theology. Within its fellowship programme “MWK-FELLOWS” the Max-Weber-Kolleg Erfurt offers. Successful applicants are expected to work during their stay on their own research project to be accomplished within one year.

Number of Fellowships : 10 Person


  • Must have Doctoral degree

  • At least 4 years of full-time equivalent research experience

  • Will not carrying any other work while on the scholarship period

  • Be able to stay in Germany for 12 months

How to Apply

  • Completed online application form

  • Curriculum vitae including a list of publications (Please make sure that for all periods in which you were employed, received a stipend, fellowship or grant, or stayed abroad you mention the exact dates on which the period started and ended)

  • Copy of the degree certificate and transcript of the most recently completed university degree (Degree certificates which are not originally issued in German or English have to be translated. The translation has to be officially certified. You must submit both the scan of the original degree certificate and the scan of the officially certified translation)

  • Electronic copies of either three reviewed journal publications or one individually authored book, or a copy of the doctoral thesis

  • Motivation letter which explains the reasons for the application for the programme, particularly why the proposed research project can be excellently supported at the Max-Weber-Kolleg

  • Names and contact details of three proposed independent external referees

  • Outline of the research proposal (up to 3000 words). The proposals must include a working programme and an overview of the most important project-specific publications

  • Completed and signed Ethical Issue Form

  • Proof of research experience: in case applicants do not hold a PhD-degree, a minimum of 4 years full-time equivalent research experience at the call deadline has to be documented


  • 1 October 2017; 11:59 p.m. CEST

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