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Fellowship Programme

The MERICS Fellowship Programme supports outstanding international scholars and experts with exceptional expertise on China and brings them together in the dynamic city of Berlin. In cooperation with our research teams, MERICS enables high-class, policy oriented and innovative research on China.

As a MERICS Fellow with your expertise and experience, you will contribute actively to the independent research work of one of the world’s largest think tanks for contemporary China.

MERICS Fellowships are clearly focused on specific research topics within one of MERICS’ Research Programmes. Please find all information on how to apply in the different calls for applications.


Marie Hoffmann

Fellowship Programme Coordinator
Telefon: +49 30-3440 999-23

MERICS offers you:

  • Short-term fellowships (between two and three months): maximum of 2.700 EUR per month
  • Long-term fellowships (between four and twelve months): maximum of 2.500 EUR per month
  • Additional financial support: travel expenses, start allowance after arrival in Germany
  • Individual full-service support before and during the entire stay in Germany, support in bureaucratic matters
  • Close integration into a professional research team
  • An outstanding research location and a high-class global research network
  • A fully equipped office space

Current calls for application

  • Stiftung Mercator