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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.

Requirements:

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:

https://recruitment.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/position/23330825