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Deutsches Museum Scholar-in-Residence Program 2019, Germany (Stipend available)

Deutsches Museum Scholar in Residence Program 2019, Germany (Stipend available)

Partially Funded
Country: Germany
City: Munich
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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 program is international and interdisciplinary in scope.

Moreover, There are myriad opportunities at the Deutsches Museum for innovative research into scientific processes and the changing cultures of technology. Founded in 1903, the museum’s holdings comprise some 100,000 objects; Also, an archive of 4,500 shelf metres including an extensive collection of scientific photographs, technical illustrations, trade literature and private papers; and a specialist research library with 875,000 volumes, 5,000 journals, and an extensive collection of rare books on the history of science and technology.

The museum’s collections have evolved over the years, absorbing the instruments, books, and archives. Further, individual scientists and engineers as well as of companies. Also, 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. Further,  on the basis of texts, images, and artifacts available on site and to engage in both the historical and archaeological exploration of science and technology.

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).


  • Pre-doctoral stipends: € 7,500 (six months) / € 15,000 (full year)
  • Post-doctoral stipends: € 15,000 (six months) / € 30,000 (full year)
  • Scholars will have their own workplace with a desktop computer and telephone. Also, 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. Further, will be expected to participate regularly in the museum’s and the Munich Centre’s Monday colloquium series and workshops.




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



Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline11 October,2019
Open toAll Nationalities
Organizer Deutsches Museum
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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