Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Max Planck Society Research Scholarships





To foster individual research projects, the Max Planck Society offers foreign researchers the possibility of obtaining a scholarship.

These scholarships are typically granted for a period of between two and four months. Preference is given to those researchers whose work promotes and advances the goals of the research program and the research focuses of the Institute.


Of special interest to the Department of Criminal Law are research projects concerning comparative law, European criminal law, international criminal law, economic crime, terrorism, organized crime, and information law. Of interest to the Department of Criminology are topics covering criminal sanctions, dangerous offenders, empirical research on criminal procedure, organized crime, terrorism and domestic security, victimization, social change, changes in life circumstances, crime, and crime control.

Scholarship Amounts
The Max Planck Society grants scholarships of various amounts in line with the academic qualifications of the applicant:
  • Doctoral scholarships for foreign doctoral students provide 1,365 EUR per month (as of 12/2012; subject to change),
  • Post-doctoral scholarships for foreign post-doctoral researchers provide 2,100 EUR per month (as of 12/2012; subject to change), and
  • Research scholarships for foreign professors provide 2,300 EUR per month (as of 12/2012; subject to change).
Travel expenses to and from Freiburg are not covered by the scholarship. The Max Planck Institute does not, as a rule, reimburse for travel expenses. If travel expenses are particularly high, we recommend that the applicant seek assistance from appropriate international organizations.

Application Procedure
The application period for a scholarship in the following year closes on
31 May of the previous year.
Applications received after this date can only be taken into account the year thereafter.





For further details and application visit the Max Planck Society Research Scholarships page.

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