LMU Postdoctoral Fellowship at MCMP in Germany, 2018

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LMU Postdoctoral Fellowship at MCMP in Germany, 2018

LMU Postdoctoral Fellowship at MCMP in Germany, 2018

Scholarship Description: The Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP) seeks applications for two 3-year postdoctoral fellowships starting on October 1, 2018. International students are eligible to apply for this fellowship.

Scholarship Provider: Welcome to the Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich – the University in the heart of Munich. LMU is recognized as one of Europe’s premier academic and research institutions. Since our founding in 1472, LMU has attracted inspired scholars and talented students from all over the world, keeping the University at the nexus of ideas that challenge and change our complex world.


The official language at the MCMP is English and fluency in German is not mandatory.

Degree Level: Fellowships are available to pursue Postdoctoral programme.

Available Subject: LMU is especially interested in candidates with research interests in at least one of the following fields: general philosophy of science, philosophy of physics, philosophy of the social sciences, philosophy of statistics, formal epistemology, formal philosophy of science, social epistemology, philosophy and psychology of reasoning and argumentation, agent-based modeling in philosophy, or decision theory.

Scholarship Benefits: The fellowships are remunerated with 1.853 €/month (paid out without deductions for tax and social security). The MCMP also provides funds to cover costs to attend some workshops and conferences.

Eligible Nationalities: International students are eligible to apply for this fellowship.


Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible for this scholarship you must meet the following requirements:
  • Candidates who have not finished their PhD at the time of the application deadline have to provide evidence (in the cover letter or in the reference) that they will have their PhD in hand at the time the fellowship starts.
  • The MCMP hosts a vibrant research community of faculty, postdoctoral fellows, doctoral fellows, master students, and visiting fellows. It organizes at least two weekly colloquia and a weekly internal work-in-progress seminar, as well as various other activities such as workshops, conferences, summer schools, and reading groups. The successful candidates will partake in the MCMP’s academic activities and enjoy its administrative facilities and support. The official language at the MCMP is English and fluency in German is not mandatory.
  • We especially encourage female scholars to apply. The LMU in general and the MCMP in particular, endeavour to raise the percentage of women among its academic personnel. Among applicants chosen for interviews, given equal qualification, preference will be given to candidates with disabilities.

Application Procedure: 

Applications (including a cover letter that addresses, amongst others, one’s academic background, research interests and the proposed starting date, a CV, a list of publications, a sample of written work of no more than 5000 words, and a description of a planned research project of about 2000 words) should be sent by email (in one PDF document) to office.hartmann-at-lrz.uni-muenchen.de by 15 April, 2018. Hard copy applications are not accepted. Additionally, two confidential letters of reference addressing the applicant’s qualifications for academic research should be sent to the same email address from the referees directly.

Deadline: April 15, 2018