MaxPo Doctoral Fellowships is inviting applications for its doctoral Fellowship for International Students at the Max Planck Sciences Po Center in Germany 2019.

The Max Planck Sciences Po Center on Coping with Instability in Market Societies (MaxPo) in Paris invites applications for doctoral fellowships. Fellowship recipients will work under the supervision of Prof. Jenny Andersson or Prof. Olivier Godechot and are required to apply for formal enrollment in the doctoral program in sociology or political science at Sciences Po in Paris.

Applicants’ research interests should fall into the area of MaxPo’s research program, and their PhD project proposal should fit into one of the two research groups at MaxPo. They welcome original and independent proposals. Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Worth of Award

  • The Fellowship offers 2,188 euros (monthly gross salary)
  • Three-year contract starting in October 2019; including a 12-week period of administrative service to MaxPo and research stay at the IMPRS-SPCE in Cologne.


  • There is no nationality requirement; their fellowships are available for students of all nationalities.
  • Candidates will hold a master’s degree (or equivalent) and have received training in
    the following disciplines: history, sociology, or political science, with additional training in related fields.
  • They should have experience with qualitative and quantitative methods. There is no nationality requirement; however, a firm command of English and a working knowledge of French is required.

How to Apply

Required documents should be compiled into a single PDF file:

  • A CV;
  • A transcript of records from each institution attended;
  • A cover letter briefly describing your intellectual trajectory so far and discussing the topics that interest you (2 pages maximum);
  • A thesis project proposal (5,000 words maximum);
  • A project title; an abstract summarizing your thesis project;
  • A writing sample (such as an article, thesis, or term paper);
  • If possible, they strongly encourage you to obtain one or more letters of recommendation (a letter from your MA advisor would be especially useful).
  • Please email the complete file to [email protected] by 15 March 2019


Deadline: Application closes March 15, 2019.


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