Apply for the Deutsches Museum in Munich Scholar-in-Residence Program

Internships

Deadline : October 16, 2020 .  

Apply for the Deutsches Museum in Munich Scholar-in-Residence Program 2020. The Deutsches Museum in Munich has several attractive scholarships to offer research scholars interested in working for six or 12 months on projects involving the museum`s vast and heterogeneous collections. The scholarship programme is international and interdisciplinary in scope.

During their stay, visiting scholars will have daily contact 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). The museum's collections have evolved over the years, absorbing the instruments, books and archives of individual scientists and engineers as well as of companies and scientific institutions, and reflect bygone experimental systems and cultures of innovation. The unique structure of this collection enables scholars to develop innovative cross-disciplinary methods of research on the basis of texts, images and artefacts available on site and to engage in both the historical and archaeological exploration of science and technology.

Benefits

Successful applicants will receive the following benefits

  • Pre-doctoral stipends: € 7,500 (six months) / € 15,000 (full year).
  • Post-doctoral stipends: € 15,000 (six months) / € 30,000 (full year).
  • 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

Eligibility

To be eligible, you need to fulfill the following criteria:

  • Scholars at any level of seniority are eligible to apply, provided they have at least one university degree (Master or PhD).
  • Please note that BA is not sufficient.
  • There are no restrictions regarding nationality.
  • All scholars should be able make their own provisions for health insurance.
  • Applicants must have the ability to read German as a prerequisite for the application (passive language skills).

Application

  1. Applications and references should be sent to the address below along with other required documents
  • completed application form
  • curriculum vitae
  • project description (3 to 5 pages)
  • two confidential references (can be sent directly by the referees)

Applications should be addressed to:

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
E-Mail:[email protected] 

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For more information, visit Scholar-in-Residence Program