Partnership Positions Programme

The Max Weber Foundation offers up to four research positions per year for academics who are employed by the Max Weber Foundation and - following their employment at one of the institutes - are looking for a follow-up position in Germany.
The aim of this programme is to strengthen the cooperation between the institutes abroad and German universities and research institutions.

The research positions are limited to one year. Compensation is based on the DFG personnel rates for postdocs for the relevant year. Announcements are published at the end of the year and target MWS research fellows whose contracts will end the next year or the year after.

The partnership positions and the fellowship are intended to

  • promote scientific work that combines ongoing research at the institutes abroad with research in Germany in a special way,
  • to link the institutes abroad more closely with research institutions in Germany for the scientific benefit of both,
  • contribute to the promotion of outstanding young researchers from the institutes abroad, and
  • promote the continuation of academic careers in Germany.

The only selection criteria are the quality of the application and the scientific excellence of the applicant.
In the case of equally good applications, preference will be given to projects that can demonstrate a recognisable commitment on the part of the host institution.


Dr. Tina Rudersdorf
Tel. +49 (228) 377 86-28