MZES Visiting Fellowships

The Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES) is an interdisciplinary research institute of the University of Mannheim, dedicated to research on European societies in international perspective. It is the largest university-based research institute for the social sciences in Germany.

The Centre invites applications for MZES Visiting Fellowships for a duration of 2-4 weeks (preferably during local term time). The aim of this fellowship is to encourage academic exchange and networking within the MZES. We welcome and encourage especially early career researchers to apply and to come to Mannheim to share their ideas with us. We are explicitly open to research profiles within social science that broaden the scope of research currently carried out at the MZES.

What we offer:  

A lively academic environment with more than 80 scientists working in over 50 research projects along with a series of colloquia, workshops and informal opportunities for scientific exchange

Extensive support from the institute’s infrastructure (such as the Data and Methods Unit or the dedicated library and IT)

Reimbursement of the costs for travel to and from the host institution as well as for accommodation according to the expenses incurred (in line with the travel expenses law of the respective federal state)

A daily allowance and a workplace for the duration of the stay

Please send your brief application (describing your motivation for the fellowship as well as the preferred time of the stay and attaching an academic CV) by e-mail to

mzes-direktorat [at]

until 1 March 2023. For further questions, please contact us under the same address.

(25 January 2023)