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Max Planck Luxembourg PhD Scholarships 2020
Among the goals pursued by the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law is to promote research and academic exchange with foreign scholars. In this framework, to assist particularly young scholars further advance their research activity, the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg offers a limited number of scholarships for foreign doctoral candidates to support their research stay at the Institute for up to six months in the calendar year 2020.
To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be doctoral candidates carrying out research activity within the Institute’s various areas of research, and intend to be affiliated either to the Department of European and Comparative Procedural Law or the Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution only. While proficiency in English is compulsory, the call is also open to doctoral candidates writing their thesis in a language other than English.
To apply, the interested candidates meeting the requirements of the call must submit the following documents, in English:
- a cover letter (max. 1 page), stating the motivation for their application, the correlation between the topic of their research and the Institute's areas of research, and the desired time frame for the scholarship stay in the calendar year 2020;
- an up-to-date curriculum vitae, with an indication of the class of degree awarded (undergraduate and postgraduate, if relevant);
- a summary of the PhD project (max. 2 pages), including subject, description and work plan;
- two letters of recommendation (including one from the PhD supervisor, with his/her contact details).
Grant and benefits
The scholarship is paid in monthly instalments of 1.500 €.
The selected applicants will be offered a workstation in the reading room. They will also have the opportunity to participate in the regular scientific events hosted at the Institute, other activities and access to the Institute’s library. During the funding period, the presence of the Scholarship Holder at the Institute is required.
Deadline for applications
31 May 2019
(more information on the Institute's website)