Stipend Programme of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology

The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) seeks to enhance scientific cooperation on an international level and offers a stipend programme to allow for a vital exchange of ideas. Within the stipend programme, high-level scientific visitors from abroad whose research interests match well with the main working areas of MPI-M can be supported by a stipend for a fixed period of time, ranging from weeks to several months. The amount of funding depends on the applicant's scientific experience. We also welcome guests with third-party funding or those on sabbatical leave.

Our visitors are actively involved in the life of the institute, by giving and attending seminars, workshops and collaborating with staff scientists.

Who can apply

PhD-level researchers from outside Germany with expertise in the fields of Meteorology, Oceanography, Physics, Mathematics, Geosciences or related disciplines.

How to apply

Our guests are always linked to one of MPI-M's research groups. Thus, before applying for the stipend programme please get in touch with the respective group leader of the group you intend to work with. If your research plan matches with the interests of MPI-M and the group leader is willing to serve as your host, she / he will support your application and inform you about the next steps. Applications for the stipend programme are finally evaluated by a selection committee which meets on a flexible basis.

Please note that successful candidates are expected to have excellent communication skills in English.

Contact information

If you have any questions on the stipend programme please contact

Ms Christina Rieckers, phone +49 (0)40 / 41173 - 159

MPI-M main building on Bundesstrasse 53

2nd floor, room 203 (right behind the elevators)