The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin (MPIWG), Department II (Director: Prof. Lorraine Daston), offers two six-month predoctoral fellowships for outstanding students in the final stage of completing their dissertations. The fellowships are open to doctoral candidates of all nationalitites and disciplines, except those who have already received three years of Max Planck Society predoctoral fellowship funding. Department II holds a bimonthly colloquium in English, and candidates are expected to be able to present and discuss their work and that of others in that language. Applications, however, may be submitted in German, French, or English. There is no restriction as to specialty or period within the history of science. The primary selection criteria are the quality of research and the scholarly promise of the candidate. However, relevance to Department II’s ongoing research projects serves as a secondary criterion.