12 PhD Grants at Max Planck Institute

Max-Planck-Institut für ethnologische Forschung
Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

The International Max Planck Research School for ‘Anthropology, Archaeology and History of Eurasia’ (IMPRS ANARCHIE), a cooperation between the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology and the Martin Luther University, Halle-Wittenberg, offers PhD Grants starting 1 October 2012.

Applicants should make their primary discipline clear in their proposal. If shortlisted, they may be invited to revise it to fit in better with the overall profile of ANARCHIE and the expertise available to provide supervision.

The PhD Grants are generally awarded for 2 years, with the possibility of two six-month extensions. Workplace for successful candidates is Halle/Saale (except when undertaking field or archival research elsewhere, the costs of which will be covered).

The Max Planck Society is committed to raising the proportion of women in underrepresented fields; we thus explicitly encourage applications by women. Individuals with disabilities will be given priority, provided they have equal qualifications.

There is no application form. Applicants should send the following documentation:

  • cover letter
  • CV, including list of publications
  • short (no more than two pages) summary of the research proposed, which should demonstrate clear links both to the applicant’s previous work and qualifications and to the IMPRS ANARCHIE
  • photocopies of university degrees
  • names of two referees, whom we may contact

Final selection will be made following interviews at a date yet to be arranged. Please send applications to the following address by 7 May 2012:

Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
Personnel Administration
P. O. Box 11 03 51
D – 06017 Halle/Saale
or email to:

For further information about the Institute please visit: http://www.eth.mpg.de
Informal enquiries concerning the positions may be directed to Prof. Chris Hann (hann@eth.mpg.de).

For detailed information on the specific fields of research under this offer, please see this document (pdf).

Submitted by Damien Tricoire