Postdoctoral Fellowship in Italy is accepting the new applications for 2022. Postdoctoral positions in Italy are opened now for international applicants to study in Italy. The Max Weber Program (MWP) is announced to accept new applications for Fully Funded International Postdoctoral Fellowships.

International applicants are encouraged to apply for the fully-funded postdoc positions in Italy. Applicants can apply for the 1 and 2 years of fully-funded postdoc positions in the social sciences and humanities. MWP has announced fully funded scholarships for international students to study abroad in Italy.

The Max Weber Program (MWP) at the European University Institute (EUI) is a unique postdoctoral program in the historical and social sciences in Europe. The aim of the Max Weber Program is to provide the Fellows with the experience of membership in a vibrant academic community, to which they make a central contribution. The European University Institute is an international postgraduate and post-doctoral teaching and research institute established by European Union member states to contribute to cultural and scientific development in the social sciences, from a European perspective.

Brief Description

  • Organization: Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellowship 2022
  • University: European University Institute
  • Department: Social Sciences & Humanities
  • Course Level: Postdoc
  • Award: Fully Funded
  • Application Mode: Online
  • Number of Awards: 50-55
  • Nationality: International
  • The award can be taken in Italy
  • Deadline: 18 October 2021

Eligibility Criteria

Interested applicants to study in Italy with fully-funded scholarships in Italy to pursue postdoc, must fulfill the following eligibility criteria;

  • International applicants (all nationalities) are eligible to apply.
  • Candidates must have received their Ph.D within the past 5 years or have official approval to defend their thesis by the time of the start of the program (1 September). Therefore, to apply for 2022-23 they should have received or submitted their Ph.D. between 1/9/2017 and 1/9/2022 and the Ph.D. defense should take place no later than 31/12/2022.
  • Extensions to the five-year rule are allowed for applicants whose academic career has been interrupted for maternity or paternity leave, illness or mandatory military service. Cite circumstances in the application form in the field ‘Additional Notes’. Successful candidates will be asked to provide supporting documents.
  • EUI graduates can only apply for a Max Weber Fellowships after having been away from the EUI and in a full-time occupation or another fellowship for at least a year after defending their Ph.D
  • Candidates of any nationality are eligible for the Max Weber Fellowships.
  • Language Requirement: The expected level of English proficiency is level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). English certificate is not requested as part of the application, but successful candidates will be requested to provide a certificate/supporting document on registration. This can be one of the international certificates listed below, or a document showing that the candidate has written the doctorate, or published an article or a book chapter of at least 6,000 words, in English, or has pursued post-graduate studies in an English language degree program. Native English speakers are exempt of proof.

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Fields of Study

European University Institute has multi-disciplines for international applicants to study in Italy and Scholarships in Italy. University has announced its postdoctoral positions under the Max Weber Fellowship program which is a fully funded financial support to international applicants to live and pursue their higher research. Applicants can apply in the following departments for Postdoc positions.

How to Apply

Eligible and interested candidates are encouraged to apply for the Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellowship by following the given procedure;

There is only one application system to apply and submit the complete applications. The following link will allow you to create a new account, start and submit applications.

Click Here to Apply Online

Required Documents

  • CV/Resume
  • Educational Documents
  • Academic Career Statement (2 pages) (how and why are you suitable for this program)
  • Research Proposal (2 pages)
  • Reference or Recommendation Letter (at least two, online)


  • The Fellowship provides a grant of 2000 EUR per month plus – when appropriate – a family allowance. Fellows in the Department of Economics and Political and Social Sciences who stay on for a second year will have the possibility of applying for a Part-time assistant professor contract (level ASSPR6/3) for 12 months involving some teaching duties and mentoring Ph.D. researchers: net remuneration would be approximately 820 EUR in addition to the monthly grant.The MWP operates a maternity leave policy.
  • The Max Weber Fellows enjoy the superb research facilities of the European University Institute (including an outstanding library, a shared office space, and a personal research fund of 1000 EUR – 2000 EUR for second or third year Economics Fellows who are on the job market).The MWP is unique among postdoctoral programmes in helping Fellows to become full members of a global academic community.

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Muhammad Usman

Research & MEXT Scholar  at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan) with Graduate Major in Global Engineering for Development, Environment and Society


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