International Visiting Researchers at Max Planck Institutes

Funded by

Max Planck Society:
The Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science is an independent non-profit research organisation. It also supports young researchers.

In brief

International researchers can conduct independent research at a Max Planck Institute. The programme aims to strengthen cooperation and promote networking between Max Planck Institutes and their international partners.

Who can apply?

Scientists with

  • outstanding qualifications
  • acknowledged research experience

Type and extent of funding

Grant and travel allowances are dependent on personal profile and research project.


Dependent on the host institute. The duration varies and visits can start at any time.
PhD Students: up to 6 months; postdocs: up to 2 years.


Applications must be submitted directly to the respective Max Planck Institute. Vacancies are advertised on the websites of the individual institutes or the Max Planck job exchange. As a rule, fellowships for senior researchers are awarded on the initiative of the guests.

Jobs at the Max Planck Society

Jobs at the Max Planck Society

The Max Planck Society focuses on basic research in the natural sciences, life sciences, humanities and social sciences. Details of research grants and job vacancies for junior researchers can be found in the central Max Planck Society database or on the websites of the over 80 Max Planck Institutes. > Jobboard Jobs at the Max Planck Society

Max Planck Institutes

Max Planck Institutes

Here you will find a list of all Max Planck Institutes. > Institutes Max Planck Institutes

Max Planck Society

Max Planck Society

The Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V. (Max Planck Society) comprises 80 institutes and research facilities where around 21800 employees, including some 5400 permanently employed scientists, work and conduct basic research of the highest quality at the frontiers of knowledge. Max Planck Society