academic careers observatory

First-Hand Job Market Experiences

By Tamara Popic, Academic Careers Observatory From June to October 2013, the Academic Careers Observatory (ACO) of the Max Weber Programme (MWP) carried out interviews on the job market experience of the former Max Weber Fellows (MWF), both early- and mid-career scholars. The main purpose of these interviews was to hear about the Fellows’ experience […]

The MWP Annual Report 2012-2013 has been published

2012–2013 was the 7th academic year of the Max Weber Programme and, in several respects, marks the end of a first period of the programme. Change and continuity will mark this transition. Change in housing and directorship; continuity in funding, fellowships, activities, and most of the MWP team. How change and continuity interact determines success […]

A (Statistical) Evaluation of the Max Weber Programme

By Igor Guardiancich, Post-doctoral Fellow, Collegio Carlo Alberto  The academic year 2011-12 marked the 6th anniversary of the Max Weber Post-doctoral Programme (MWP) of the European University Institute (EUI), the largest post-doctoral programme in the social sciences in Europe. Due to its size and increasing popularity – circa 40 Fellows are being admitted each year, out of […]

Survey on Research Funding for the Social Sciences in Europe

News from the Academic Careers Observatory: Survey on Research Funding for the Social Sciences in Europe By Igor Guardiancich, ACO, MWP   In 2010-11, the MWP-ACO, in collaboration with the European Economic Association, the European Sociological Association and the European Consortium for Political Research, carried out separate surveys of economists, sociologists and political scientists. The survey is […]