The Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory awards several Postdoctoral and Research Scholarships annually to enable outstanding researchers to spend time at the Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory and are now inviting applications for research stays in 2022.
The Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory in Frankfurt is a world leader in research on legal history and legal theory. Its international research community of over 70 scholars, the unrivalled collections of its specialist library and its numerous national and international cooperations make it a central research hub for a global scientific community investigating the past, present and future of legal regimes. We award several Postdoctoral and Research Scholarships annually to enable outstanding researchers to spend time at the Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory and are now inviting applications for research stays in 2022. Scholarship holders are expected to pursue their own research project, which should relate to the Institute’s current research agenda.
In 2022, the Department Multidisciplinary Legal Theory (Marietta Auer) will award up to 20 scholarships for early career scholars proposing to work on one of the following topics:
- Law in Modernity
- Multidisciplinary Theory of Law and Private Law Theory
- Theory of Legal Science and History of Legal Scholarship
Applications should be written in English and consist of the following documents:
Research proposal (up to 10.000 characters), including an explanation
as to how the project relates to the Department’s main research
- List of publications
- Scan of the completed and signed form ‘Additional Application Details’
- One relevant publication of the last five years (as PDF)
Deadline: All applications must be submitted via the online application system by 1 September 2021. Decisions will be communicated before the end of the following month.
Scholarships run for either 3 or 6 months, starting at the beginning of January, April, July or October.
Scholars without a regular income receive a monthly stipend of either 2.500,00 EUR for postdoctoral researchers or 3.000,00 EUR for senior researchers. Scholars with a regular income from employment or other forms of financial support may still receive compensation for expenses at a fixed rate for up to three months.
Dr. Stefanie Rüther