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Fully-funded Doctoral Fellowship in Max Plank Institute in France

Fully-funded Fellowship in Max Plank Institute in France

Fully Funded
Country: France
City: Paris
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The Max Planck Sciences Po Center on Coping with Instability in Market Societies (MaxPo) calls for fully-funded doctoral fellowship in sociology or political science at Sciences Po in France. The Max Planck Sciences Po Center on Coping with Instability in Market Societies (MaxPo) is a Franco-German research center that was jointly founded in 2012 by the Max Planck Society and Sciences Po at the initiative of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG) in Cologne.


This is no bar on nationalities for applying to this  Fully-funded Doctoral Fellowship in Max Plank Sciences Po Center. But however, applicants must demonstrate the following specifications to be eligible for the role

  • Master’s degree or equivalent and have received training in the following disciplines: history, sociology, or political science, with additional training in related fields. At any cost, the candidate must hold the degree by August of the year in which applicants would enroll in the Ph.D. program.
  • Excellent academic record as well as a strong command of research methods.
  • Applicants must have high English proficiency, as English is the working language of MaxPo. Furthermore, MaxPo strongly urges our international students to acquire proficiency in French.

Award Benefits 

Successful candidates will have a three-year doctoral employment opportunity at MaxPo. The position will be starting in September 2020. MaxPo doctoral fellows will have a fully equipped shared office and full access to the library and research facilities of Sciences Po. In addition to that, additional funds are also available for other necessary purposes including; fieldwork, research stays, and conference travel, subject to the budget and prior approval. The fellowship benefits also include a research stay at the MPIfG in Cologne.

Application process

All the applicants should apply through the online application portal to apply for this Fully-funded Doctoral Fellowship at Max Plank Institute in France. In addition to complete application, the candidate also should submit the following documents

  • a doctoral thesis project in PDF or Word format (5,000 words maximum),
  • an abstract of your doctoral thesis project in PDF or Word format,
  • two academic recommendations, CV,
  • proof of identity,
  • a copy of the last completed degree, transcripts.

Important: Please add a headline to your thesis project stating that you are applying for a doctoral fellowship at the Max Planck Sciences Po Center (MaxPo). For further information, see the website of Sciences Po’s doctoral school.


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline31 January,2020
Open toall
OrganizerThe Max Planck Sciences Po Center
Contact the organizer [email protected]



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