Visitors' Programme - Scholarships and Guest Residencies

Each year, we invite PhD students, post-doctoral and senior scholars to visit the Institute for a number of months in order to use our library resources, take part in our events, and above all to discuss current questions of legal history and legal theory with us. In order to enable researchers from institutions outside Germany to benefit from a longer stay at the Institute, the MPI for Legal History and Legal Theory awards a number of scholarships for PhD students, postdoctoral researchers and senior scholars.



Click here for detailed information on the visitor's programme.



Applications should be written in English and consist of the following documents:

  • Research proposal (up to 10,000 characters), including an explanation as to how the project relates to the Department’s main research activities
  • CV
  • List of publications
  • Three relevant publications of the last five years (as PDFs)
  • Names and contact details of two scholars who have agreed to provide references (upon request)

Please submit your application at least six months before your preferred period of stay.

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