Candidates who have received their Ph.D. or officially been accepted for defense by the time of the start of the programme (1 September). -Candidates are eligible during the five-year period following the successful completion of their Ph.D. For example, to apply for 2012/2013 you should have received or submitted your Ph.D. betweeen 1/9/2007 and 1/9/2012 and the Ph.D. defense should take place no later than 31/12/2012. -Extensions to the five-year rule are allowed for applicants whose academic career has been interrupted for maternity leave or illness. Cite circumstances in the application in the field ‘Additional Notes’. -Successful candidates will be asked to provide supporting documents. -EUI graduates can only apply for Max Weber Fellowships after having been away from the EUI and in a full-time occupation or with another fellowship for at least one year after defending their Ph.D. Candidates of all nationalities are eligible for the Max Weber Fellowships.