The Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology is a leading centre for research in social anthropology. Common to all research projects at the Max Planck Institute is the comparative analysis of social change; it is primarily in this domain that its researchers contribute to anthropological theory, though many programmes also have applied significance and political topicality. The Department of Law & Anthropology invites applications for 2 writing-up fellowships
The aim is to enable doctoral candidates in the final stage of their programme to spend up to 6 months at the Institute to take advantage of its resources in finalizing their dissertation. The topic must be of immediate relevance to the Department’s research programme, and the fellow must be prepared to participate in the activities of the Department during the fellowship period. Clear arrangements have to be made with the candidate’s principal supervisor in advance in order to reach a clear understanding regarding how the candidate can take fullest advantage of this period, and how the home university and the Max Planck Institute can collaborate in the best interests of the candidate as well as of both institutions.
The writing-up fellowships can begin either in January or September 2017. The grants will be awarded for a period of up to 6 months. The Institute provides successful candidates with a monthly living stipend that is not taxable and is free of social security stipulations.
Please submit your application electronically by 15 October 2016 by going to the MPI homepage, clicking on ‘Career’, and following the link for ‘Vacancies’.