Short-term guest stipend

Target group

Researchers, who want to attack a specific scientific question in close collaboration with a researcher or a team of researchers at our institute.

Our offer

  • Stipend for a period of 1-6 months
  • No teaching duties
  • Inspiring scientific environment


  • No deadline, the hiring committee meets once a month to decide about current application.
  • Applicants should submit the following information:
    • CV
    • list of publications
    • Copies of three papers that contain the best results obtained by the applicant
    • Detailed research project including duration and planned schedule of the stay at the institute
    • Names of the groups or individuals the researcher would like to collaborate with
    • Two letters of recommendation
  • During the application process you will be asked to identify at least one scientific partner in Leipzig. The list of possible scientific partners coincides with the list of possible postdoctoral mentors. Please check the overview of postdoctoral mentors to learn more about the research of the possible partners.
  • Submissions of applications proceed through an electronic form. This form will be hosted by, a German company, so while clicking to the links you will be directed to their server:

The Max Planck society strives for gender diversity. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and we explicitly encourage applications from women as well as from all others who would bring additional diversity dimensions to our institute. The Max Planck society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.

If you have any questions please visit the institute's WWW page or contact us at application(at)


MPI MiS will be as flexible as possible in assisting Ukrainian mathematicians with our programs, in particular with regard to application deadlines or the need for reference letters. Ukrainian mathematicians applying for one of our programs using the application form are strongly encouraged to also contact us via email.

01.09.2023, 13:10