Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin (MPIWG) “First Research Article” Fellowship 2020 for Students in Developing Countries

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The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin (MPIWG), Department III Artifacts, Action, and Knowledge (Director: Prof. Dagmar Schäfer), is offering two fellowships for outstanding graduate students.

Application Deadline: 15th March 2020 (23:59 CET) 

Eligible Countries: Asian, African or Latin American Countries

To be Taken at (Country): Germany

Type: Fellowship, Research


  • The fellowships are open to graduate students based at Asian, African or Latin American institutions.
  • Applicants should demonstrate their commitment to a research topic related to the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, or Science and Technology Studies and a need to work with an international community at the MPIWG, Berlin in order to prepare and publish their first single-authored research paper in the English language.
  • Eligible are students in good standing through the grant period of February 28, 2021.
  • Candidates are expected to have already completed the archival research for their thesis and be in a position to devote six months to writing and preparing an article in English for journal publication. Regular meetings will be held to support both the writing process and academic development.
  • Applications from women are especially welcome. The Max Planck Society is committed to promoting underrepresented groups as well as people with disabilities and encourages them to apply. Finalists may expect a decision by May 6, 2020.

Number of Awards: 2

Value of Award: Fellowships are endowed with a monthly stipend according to the guidelines of the Max Planck Society.

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Duration of Award: The fellowships will run from September 1, 2020 to February 28, 2021.

How to Apply: Applicants should submit the following materials in English through our online application portal:

  1. Official proof of enrollment and good standing in an accredited graduate program from your PhD thesis/or confirmation of your university. Brief description of dissertation.
  2. Curriculum vitae and list of publications
  3. Title, abstract and outline of intended essay (maximum 750 words)
  4. English writing sample
  5. A letter of recommendation from one supervisor

Applications will be accepted until March 15, 2020 (23:59 CET) to be uploaded to the following link:

  • It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.

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