Angebot 269 von 529 vom 15.09.2022, 11:50


Max-Planck-Insti­tut für Wis­sen­schafts­ge­schichte

Das MPIWG ist eines von mehr als 80 Insti­tu­ten der Max Planck Gesell­schaft e.V. und eines der füh­ren­den For­schungs­zen­tren für die Wis­sen­schafts­ge­schichte.

Journ­al­ist-in-Res­id­ence Fel­low­ship at the Max Planck Insti­tute for the His­tory of Sci­ence

Guest res­id­en­cies for journ­al­ists with a focus on the his­tory, philo­sophy, polit­ics, and soci­ology of sci­ence.

Working field:

The Max Planck Insti­tute for the His­tory of Sci­ence, Ber­lin, offers guest journ­al­ist res­id­en­cies of up to two mon­ths each. The fel­low­ships would take place in the first half of 2023. The fel­low­ship pres­ents the oppor­tun­ity to gain insight into ongo­ing rese­arch in the dis­cip­lines of the his­tory, philo­sophy, polit­ics, and soci­ology of sci­ence, to net­work and engage with MPIWG rese­arch­ers, and to carry out a journ­al­istic pro­ject in these fields. Suc­cess­ful app­lic­ants are sup­por­ted in their work through access to the Insti­tute’s extens­ive lib­rary and rese­arch resour­ces, and can attend col­loquia and work­shops across all rese­arch units. Dur­ing the res­id­ency, Journ­al­ists in Res­id­ence will be affil­i­ated with the Insti­tute’s depart­ment or rese­arch group that best fits the rese­arch pro­posal, and will be sup­por­ted and ment­ored by the com­mu­nic­a­tions team.


The object­ives of the fel­low­ship pro­gram are to sup­port high-qual­ity journ­al­ism in the his­tory of sci­ence and rela­ted dis­cip­lines, pro­mote the pub­lic dis­sem­in­a­tion of top­ics in this aca­demic field, fos­ter an aware­ness of the import­ance of human­it­ies and social sci­ences in sci­ence com­mu­nic­a­tion, and streng­t­hen the dia­logue that the his­tory of sci­ence enab­les among the human­it­ies, social sci­ences, and nat­ural sci­ences. In addi­tion, the pro­gram aims to give rese­arch­ers at the Insti­tute the oppor­tun­ity to find ways of enhan­cing the pub­lic com­mu­nic­a­tion of their rese­arch. Journ­al­ists in Res­id­ence will there­fore be expec­ted to deli­ver a work­shop for MPIWG rese­arch­ers on a topic in journ­al­ism/com­mu­nic­a­tion dur­ing their fel­low­ship.

What we offer:

Remu­ner­a­tion for the period of the res­id­ency will be €3,000 per month. The MPIWG also pro­vi­des desk space at the Insti­tute.

How to apply:

We wel­come app­lic­a­tions from the fields of print, radio and audio, video, and online journ­al­ism. Your app­lic­a­tion should include a cur­ricu­lum vitae, three sam­ples of your work with rel­ev­ance to above men­tio­ned fields, evid­ence of extens­ive exper­i­ence in journ­al­ism, a brief por­trait of your own journ­al­istic work, a short out­line (max. half a page) of your pro­posed rese­arch dur­ing your stay at the Insti­tute, and details of your pre­fer­red dates (wit­hin the first half of 2023).

These doc­u­ments must be sub­mit­ted as sin­gle PDF files by Octo­ber 3, 2022 (23:59 CET), via the fol­low­ing online por­tal: