Fellowship Announcement 2019


International Max Planck Research School on the Life Course (LIFE)

An international collaboration between the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, the Freie Universität Berlin, the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, the University of Michigan, the University of Virginia, and the University of Zurich.

The goal of the Research School is the study of the development of human behavior from infancy to old age. LIFE takes an integrative and interdisciplinary approach to identifying, understanding, and possibly ameliorating the mechanisms and conditions that shape the human life course.

The target groups of the Research School are international post-diploma or post-master's graduate students who intend to pursue a doctorate in one of the relevant disciplines (biology, computer science, economics, educational science, neuroscience, psychology, sociology). As a collaborative Research School, LIFE offers unique training in the dynamics of human behavior on different time scales and includes opportunities for research abroad at one of the cooperating institutions. The training program involves seminars, a series of academies, and collaborative supervision of research training. Detailed information, including the roster of faculty at the various institutions, can be found at www.imprs-life.mpg.de.

The International Max Planck Research School on the Lifecourse seek applicants for up to 3 Doctoral Fellowships (3 years)

The advertised fellowships will all be located at the three collaborating institutions in Berlin, Germany. Depending on participants’ schedules, the Research School will commence in April or October 2019. Working language is English. For the Berlin participants, the doctoral degree will be granted by the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin or the Freie Universität Berlin. The doctoral position at the IMPRS LIFE will be contract-based with a monthly gross salary of about 1,700 EUR.

Requirements: Applicants should hold, or anticipate receiving very soon as shown in supporting documents, a master's degree, diploma or equivalent in one of the relevant fields. The Research School welcomes participation by women, and does not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, religion, or disability.

The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.

Deadline: November 30, 2018. Decisions about admissions are scheduled for March 2019. See How to Apply for details about the application procedure and the online application form.

If you have further questions, please contact Silke Schäfer, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Lentzeallee 94, 14195 Berlin/Germany, Ph: +49-(0)30-82406-373, imprs-life@mpib-berlin.mpg.de

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