Call for Applications:

Max Planck Luxembourg PhD Scholarships 2024

The promotion of research and academic exchange with foreign scholars is a central goal pursued by the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law. As such, in order to assist young scholars further advance their research activity, the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg offers a limited number of scholarships for foreign doctoral candidates. These scholarships facilitate research stays at the Institute for one to six months during the 2024 calendar year.


To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be doctoral candidates working within the Institute’s various areas of research. They must intend to be affiliated with the Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution, or the Max Planck Fellowship Research Group, which focuses on the enforcement of European Financial Market Regulation or the Max Planck Law Research Group, which focuses on Memories of Mass Atrocities. While proficiency in English is compulsory, the call is open to doctoral candidates writing their thesis in languages other than English.


To apply, interested candidates meeting the requirements of the call must submit the following documents, in English:

  • a cover letter (max. 1 page), stating the motivation for their application, the correlation between the topic of their research and the Institute’s areas of research, the name of their PhD supervisor, the expected date of defence, and the desired time frame for the scholarship stay;
  • an up-to-date curriculum vitae, with an indication of the class of degree awarded (undergraduate and postgraduate, if relevant) and the number of publications;
  • a summary of the PhD project (max. 2 pages), including subject, description and work plan;
  • two letters of recommendation (including one from the PhD supervisor, with his/her contact details).

Grant and benefits

The scholarship is paid in monthly instalments of 1.500 €. The selected applicants will be offered a workstation in the Institute’s reading room. They will have the opportunity to participate in the regular scientific events hosted at the Institute and will enjoy access to the Institute’s library.

During the funding period, the presence of the Scholarship Holder at the Institute is compulsory.

Deadline for applications

The deadline for applications is 15 July 2023. Early applications are highly encouraged, as the application will be processed on a rolling basis.

Application Details

Please apply online and upload all required documents.

For technical reasons, no confirmation of receipt will be shared with applicants. Applicants are advised that the selection process will take at least 4 months. For any other questions or comments, please contact the contact person, Ms Christiane Göbel.


Christiane Göbel,