The M.S. Merian – R. Tagore International Centre of Advanced Studies ‘Metamorphoses of the Political’ (ICAS:MP) was set up in July 2015. After concluding its three-year preliminary phase, ICAS:MP has meanwhile entered its six-year main phase. ICAS:MP is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF). The institute pursues a comparative agenda, which tries to examine the socio-political dynamics in India / South Asia and Germany / Europe in particular, but in many instances also relates to other parts of the world. Being a collaborative project of six academic institutions – one of them being the Max-Weber-Kolleg – ICAS:MP has its home in New Delhi, India. The Delhi office also acts as the base for Senior and Junior Fellows. Fellowships are advertised once a year and are open for scholars from any part of the world.