Visiting Researchers Program
Our Visiting Researchers Program is intended for researchers from the fields of economic sociology and comparative and international political economy and offers stays generally ranging from two to twelve months. Applications are welcome from professors based either in Germany or abroad as well as postdoctoral and doctoral researchers. Your intended research project should relate to the MPIfG's research program and ongoing projects at the Institute.
Visiting researchers will need to have their own funding, and applicants are asked to provide a funding plan for their stay. If your application is successful, you will receive a letter of invitation that you can use to approach funding institutions.
Successful candidates are chosen on the basis of scholarly excellence and a research proposal of up to three pages outlining a project to be pursued at the MPIfG.
Please submit your application in English or German through our by April 30, 2023 for the following winter semester (starting October 1). Please note that we cannot accept applications by email. For further information on the program and how to apply, please visit our .
As a small research institute, we are only able to offer a limited number of positions for visiting researchers each year.
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Dr. Gudrun Loehrer
Research Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
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