Jacques Delors Centre

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The Michael Endres Prize is a research and teaching award, bestowed annually since 2017 on a distinguished scholar working on topics related to the Hertie School’s research and teaching agenda. Since 2020, the prize has been awarded as a 10-month Visiting Professorship at the school’s Jacques Delors Centre, a research centre and think tank focused on European governance.

The Michael Endres Prize is named for the long-time Chairman and current honorary Chairman of the Hertie Foundation’s Board of Trustees, Michael Endres, who was instrumental in founding the school in 2003 and who has helped guide its successful development since. The selection committee is chaired by former German President Horst Köhler.

Application deadline: 26 September 2021

Nominees for the professorship may be legal scholars, political economists or political scientists (or scholars from related disciplines such as political sociology or political theory) whose research focuses on European integration, including its comparative dimension. Both younger and more senior academics are encouraged to apply. The holder of the position should be present in Berlin most of the time.

The scholar is affiliated with the Jacques Delors Centre, an integral part of the Hertie School, which brings together faculty members, postdoctoral and doctoral researchers interested in politics, law, and the political economy of European integration. As a research institute and think tank under one roof, the centre is home to a vibrant, interdisciplinary and international group of scholars.

What we offer:

  • A vibrant and growing international and interdisciplinary research community
  • The possibility to teach on a voluntary basis
  • A stipend of 5000€/month (applications for one semester or for the entire academic year are possible)

What you should send us:

  • CV and list of publications
  • An outline of your plans during your stay (max. 2000 words). No need to design grand research projects, we simply want to know what you plan to do

For more information, click here or contact Markus Jachtenfuchs (jachtenfuchs[at]hertie-school.org).

You can submit your application here

Nicole Koenig - Deputy Director

  • "I am leading the Centre’s think tank work on EU foreign and security policy, migration and institutional matters. It’s great to work at the interface between academia, the policy world and the media. A strong Franco-German dimension and clear international outlook makes it even more interesting." 

Sebastian Mack - Policy Fellow

  • "I am driving forward the Centre’s work on the regulation of European financial markets. Inspired by our founder Jacques Delors, my goal is to contribute to a European Union that serves all citizens. For me, a stable and sustainable financial system as well as fair play between businesses and consumers are indispensable prerequisites for a functioning democracy. At the Centre, we share Jacques Delors’ conviction that Europe is a wonderful place, and together we want to make it even better.”

Adina Maricut-Akbik - Research Fellow

  • “I am a postdoc at the Jacques Delors Centre researching accountability in EU economic governance. I liked working here from the beginning because of the Centre’s wide-ranging expertise in European politics, the active support of senior scholars in developing one’s research agenda, and the close-knit community of early career researchers studying similar topics. The Centre is a great place for anyone who seeks to build an academic or policy-focused career in European affairs.”

Rónán Riordan - PhD candidate

  • "I’m a Doctoral Researcher exploring the influence of the Court of Justice of the European Union on EU level law-making. One of my key reasons for choosing to join Hertie was the presence of Jacques Delors Centre. In particular I value the interdisciplinary nature of the work done here and our diverse membership which includes legal scholars, political scientists, economists, and even philosophers! This makes the Jacques Delors Centre a truly unique, dynamic, and enriching research environment to work in."


Linda Hewitt - Press and Public Relations Officer

  • “My job is to keep the public informed about our latest publications; I also organise events at the Centre. What I appreciate about my work is that it is multifaceted as politics and research go together here. Our work is to be constantly confronted with pressing political issues while being actively involved with it. Always working with its fingers on the pulse of time makes it even greater!”