Scholarship Description: The Max Planck Sciences Po Center on Coping with Instability in Market Societies (MaxPo) in Paris invites applications for doctoral fellowships. Fellowship recipients will work under the supervision of Prof. Jenny Andersson or Prof. Olivier Godechot and are required to apply for formal enrollment in the doctoral program in sociology or political science at Sciences Po in Paris.
The Max Planck Sciences Po Center on Coping with Instability in Market Societies (MaxPo) is a Franco-German research centre which was jointly founded in 2012 by the Max Planck Society and Sciences Po at the initiative of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG) in Cologne.
Degree Level: Fellowships are available to pursue doctoral degree programme.
Available Subject: Applicants’ research interests should fall into the area of MaxPo’s research program, and their PhD project proposal should fit into one of the two research groups at MaxPo. We welcome original and independent proposals. Research topics should be situated in economic sociology, political economy, or economic or political history and can include:
The intellectual, political, and economic history of neoliberalism; elite and mass politics; the marketization of social life; concepts of democracy, politics, and progress since the 1970s; the consequences of neoliberalism.
Labor markets and inequality; job polarization; team dynamics and team splits in organizations, firms, and political parties; the sociology of financial markets; the political and social consequences of economic crises.
Scholarship Benefits: Fellowship conditions: 2,188 euros (monthly gross salary); three-year contract starting in October 2018; including a 12-week period of administrative service to MaxPo and a research stay at the IMPRS-SPCE in Cologne.
Eligible Nationalities: Students of all nationalities are eligible to apply for this fellowship.
Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible for this scholarship you must meet the following requirements:
Candidates will hold a master’s degree (or equivalent) and have received training in the following disciplines: history, sociology, or political science, with additional training in related fields. They should have experience with qualitative and quantitative methods. There is no nationality requirement; however, a firm command of English and a working knowledge of French is required.
English Language Requirements: A firm command of English and a working knowledge of French is required.
How to Apply: Required documents (to be compiled into a single PDF file): a CV; a transcript of records from each institution attended; a cover letter briefly describing your intellectual trajectory so far and discussing the topics that interest you (2 pages maximum); a thesis project proposal (5,000 words maximum); a project title; an abstract summarizing your thesis project; a writing sample (such as an article, thesis, or term paper); if possible, we strongly encourage you to obtain one or more letters of recommendation (a letter from your MA advisor would be especially useful).
Please email the complete file to allison.rovny-at-sciencespo.fr by 15 March 2018 (with “MaxPo PhD positions 2018” in the subject line). Incomplete files will not be considered. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an online interview. Final decisions will be made by mid-April 2018.
Deadline: March 15, 2018