Max Weber Programme for Postdoctoral Studies

Teaching workshops and practice

The opportunity to enhance teaching skills and experience

The Max Weber Lectures

Monthly lectures by distinguished scholars

Thematic Research Groups

The core of the Max Weber Programme's multidisciplinary activities


Max Weber Occasional Talks

Occasions to discuss topical themes with distinguished scholars


Multidisciplinary Workshops

Organized by MW Fellows


The MWP Conferences

About academic careers and topical social issues


Academic Practice Workshops

The training component of the Max Weber Programme


Academic Communication Skills Support

Activities tailored on individual needs to enhance the Fellows communication skills


Making a Difference in Global Academia

The Max Weber Programme is the largest international postdoctoral programme in the Social Sciences and Humanities in Europe. It offers around 50-55 fully funded Fellowships to suitably qualified researchers from anywhere in the world who work in or across the relevant disciplines of the EUI (Economics, History, Law and Social and Political Sciences and their subfields). The working language of the Programme is English.
The aim of the MWP is to provide Fellows with the experience of membership of a vibrant academic community, to which they make a central contribution. It is unique in offering a structured Programme covering all aspects of an academic career, including support for academic writing in English, applying for research grants,  the opportunity to teach in some of Europe’s leading universities and to develop a strategy for a successful approach to the academic labour market.




The Programme in brief

Latest News
After Populism

After Populism

The first Max Weber Lecture of 2018 will be delivered by Jan-Werner Mueller (Princeton University) who will address two core questions about populism: how best to understand it and what structural changes in modern democracies might facilitate its emergence. 17 January
Interpretation and Homonymous Activities

Interpretation and Homonymous Activities

A Max Weber Occasional Lecture with Timothy Endicott (University of Oxford) who will address how to explain 'the modern practice of lawyers and judges, who sometimes offer something that they call an 'interpretation' in support of a conclusion that is incompatible with the meaning of the object that they purport to interpret?'
The MWP Yearly Report 2016-2017

The MWP Yearly Report 2016-2017

The Max Weber Programme Yearly Report is out. Read on line or download it to learn about the Programme and Fellows' activities last year
Max Weber Fellows Workshops 2017-2018

Max Weber Fellows Workshops 2017-2018

Check on line the exciting array of themes that the MW Fellows Workshops will discuss this Spring. Make room in your diary!

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