Postdoctoral Fellowships: The Max-Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, 1er mai 2015

The Max-Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Department of Religious Diversity in Göttingen is offering


1. Postdoctoral Fellowships

For two years at the Department of Religious Diversity at the MPI fitting one of the programs outlined on the website:

Preference will be given to candidates working on Asia, but other proposals will be considered.


Ph.D. in Social/Cultural Anthropology, Religious Studies, Sociology or Political Science.

Please send your applications including a c.v. and a list of publications and a writing sample before May 1, 2015, to


Among the research themes:

Urban aspirations in Seoul: Religion and megacities in comparative studies (2012-2017)




2. One-year Postdoctoral Writing Grants

Scholars whose research relates to the substantive concerns of the department’s research program and whose PhDs have been submitted by 1 May 2015 are eligible to apply. The fellowship is intended to provide the basis for developing a new research project or writing the PhD thesis into publications. The fellowship holders are expected to take part in the academic life of the institute.
Fellowships will begin on 1 September or 1 October 2015.

The deadline for electronic (one file please) or postal applications is 1 May 2015. Applications should include a cover letter, CV, a list of publications, a research/writing plan for the period of the fellowship.
Please also send an electronic copy of the PhD-thesis or sample chapters.
These will of course be treated confidentially.

The Max Planck Society wishes to increase the participation of women wherever they are underrepresented; therefore, applications from women are particularly welcome.

Following its commitment to an equal opportunities employment policy, the Max Planck Society also especially encourages persons with a disability to submit their applications.

For further information please contact Professor Peter van der Veer, Director of the Department, at

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