“First Research Article” Fellowship Program

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September 1, 2019 to January 31, 2020
Subject Fields: 
History of Science, Medicine, and Technology



“First Research Article” FellowshiPrograathMaPlancInstitutfothHistoroScienceBerlin


0September 2019 – 31 January 2020


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


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 31 January 2020.

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.


The fellowships will run from 01 September 2019 to 31 January 2020.


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.


  1. Curriculuvitaanlisopublications


  1. Titleabstracanoutlinointendeessa(maximu75words)


  1. Engliswritinsample


  1. letteorecommendatiofrom one supervisor



ApplicationwilbaccepteuntiFebruary 152019.




Please note that only electronic submissions will be accepted. Only successful candidates will be notified.


Descriptions of the research projects of Department III are to be found under:



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


For further information please contact Danyang Zhang: dzhang@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de.


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 1 May 2019.


Max Planck Institute for the History of Science

Boltzmann Strasse 22, 14195 Berlin

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Max Planck Institute for the History of Science

Boltzmann Strasse 22, 14195 Berlin