Max Weber Fellowship Programme – Florence, Italy

Max Weber Fellowship Programme – Florence, Italy

Deadline: March 25, 2014

Applications are now open for the Max Web Fellowship at the European University Institute (EUI). The Max Weber Programme (MWP) is a postdoctoral training programme for junior post-docs who want to advance in their research and academic training at the European University Institute in Florence. Each year, MWP offers 1- and 2-year fellowships. Two year fellowships involve additional academic activities in the EUI departments, such as limited graduate teaching.

Fellows are supported and encouraged to pursue their research agendas and participate in the research activities of the EUI, and in particular, the research activities of the Max Weber Programme and of the EUI Departments with which they are affiliated.

Fellowship Conditions

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.
  • There is a dependants’ allowance of € 200 per month for each dependent child living with the Fellow in Florence.
  • 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.


  • 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.

Selection Criteria

Fellows are selected on the basis of their research accomplishments and potential, their academic career interests, and the availability of the EUI faculty to provide mentorship.

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.

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