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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Friday, March 31, 2017

Scholarships for International Researchers

International research scholarshipMax Planck Institute for Private Law is offering scholarships for international researchers.

Here are some of the key features of this scholarship:

One of our primary aims is to promote academic exchange with foreign scholars. Towards this end, we extend scholarships to researchers whose primary place of residence is outside of Germany in order to give them the chance to work on their research projects here at the Institute. To this end, a limited number of short-term scholarships (up to a maximum period of four months) are awarded each year. Additionally, the scholarship programme serves to promote personal and institutional contacts with scholars working in the fields of comparative and international private law and thereby continually expand the Institute’s global network.

The research project in question must correspond to the academic interests of the Institute, as only then can it be ensured that scholarship recipients will be able to engage in meaningful academic exchange with other researchers and find relevant literature in our library.

Applicants applying for the current round of scholarship awards are advised that topics presently being researched at the Institute include, in particular, the following:

- Comparative Legal Methodology

- Uniform Private Law

- European Contract Law, especially Sale of Goods Law

- Partnership Law

- Close Corporations

- Company Valuation Law

- Comparative Succession Law (Europe and other continents)

- International Succession Law (especially the European Succession Regulation)

- Family and Succession Law in Islamic countries

- Procedural Law in Islamic countries

- Comparative and International Private Law in Islamic countries

- Chinese Product Liability Law

- Chinese Succession Law

- Chinese Nonprofit Organisation Law

- Chinese Civil Procedure

- Korean Family Law

- Japanese Company Law

- Japanese Capital Markets Law


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