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Apply for fully funded 2016 Deutsches Museum Scholar in Residence program, Germany.

    musuemThe Deutsches Museum in Munich is currently awarding a host of attractive scholarships to research scholars passionate about working for six or 12 months on projects revolving on the museum`s vast and heterogeneous collections. The scholarship programme is international and interdisciplinary in scope.

    There are a host of opportunities at the Deutsches Museum for innovative research into scientific processes and the changing cultures of technology as It relates to activities in the museum.

    Applicants will base their projects on the collections of the Deutsches Museum and shall cooperate closely with museum staff on site when formulating their research proposals. Projects involving innovative approaches to artefact-oriented research are also welcome and greatly appreciated.

    During their stay, selected scholars will have constant daily relationships with the museum´s curators, archivists and librarians (approx. 50 staff members) as well as members of the Münchner Zentrum für Wissenschafts- und Technikgeschichte (Munich Center for the History of Science and Technology; approx. 50 staff members).

    Scholarship holders will have their own workplace with a desktop computer and telephone, and the opportunity to reside temporarily in subsidized apartments of the museum complex insofar as these are available. They will present their research projects to colleagues at the beginning of their stay and will be expected to participate regularly in the museum’s and the Munich Centre’s Monday colloquium series and workshops.


    Pre-doctoral stipends: € 7,500 (six months) / € 15,000 (full year). Post-doctoral stipends: € 15,000 (six months) / € 30,000 (full year). Scholars at any level of seniority are eligible to apply, provided they have at least one university degree. There are no restrictions regarding nationality. All scholars are requested to make their own provisions for health insurance.

    • Application deadline: 16 October 2015

    Please send applications, including:

    • curriculum vitae
    • project description (3 to 5 pages)
    • two confidential references (can be sent directly by the referees)

    forward to the following address:

    Andrea Walther
    Coordinator of the Research Institute
    Deutsches Museum
    80306 Munich
    Tel.: 00 49 (0) 89 2179-280
    Fax: 00 49 (0) 89 2179-239

    Detailed information available upon request:
    Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Vaupel


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