Due to the ongoing Corona pandemic, the number of research places at the Institute is currently very limited.


You are interested in a research stay …

The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law welcomes external scholars to conduct research in criminal law, criminology, public law, legal theory, and legal philosophy on a temporary basis. A limited number of desks for guest researchers are available. Preference is given to scholars whose projects are in line with research conducted in one of the three departments of the Institute. Please note if you are planning to apply for a scholarship from the DAAD, the AvH Foundation or another research institution: You should first apply for one of the few research places at the Institute.

In compliance with the rules of the Max Planck Society, all arriving guest scholars must enter into a Guest Res­id­en­cy Agree­ment with the Institute for the duration of their expected research stay.

We offer the following options

Online application for research stays

Applications for a research stay at the Institute can only be submitted through the online application portal. Please upload required documents in PDF format.

MPG Guide for International Scientists at the Max Planck Institute

Living and working in Germany. A guide for international guest researchers