Deutsches Museum Scholar-in-Residence Program

Grant / Award in Business and Law

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 14367

Opportunity Description

Quick overview

The Deutsches Museum in Munich, Germany offers many fascinating research scholarships to offer research scholars willing to work for 6-12 months on projects involving the museum’s wide and heterogeneous projects. The scholarship programme is international and interdisciplinary in size. Having no nationality restrictions, it specifically welcomes projects centered on innovative approaches to artifact-oriented research.

Detailed information on the museum

There are countless opportunities at the Deutsches Museum for ground-breaking research into scientific processes and the evolving cultures of technology. Established in 1903, the museum’s holdings consist of some 100,000 objects; an archive of 4,500 shelf meters including a comprehensive collection of scientific photographs, technical photographs, trade literature and private papers; and a specialist research library with 875,000 volumes, 5,000 journals, and a wide-ranging collection of rare books on the history of science and technology.

Application deadline: 16 October 2020

Location: Munich, Germany

Duration: 6 to 12 months

Eligible nationalities: all

Applicants’ responsibilities

The museum invites the scholars to focus their projects on the collections of the Deutsches Museum and to collaborate closely with museum staff on site while outlining their research proposals.

During their sojourn, visiting scholars will keep daily contact with the museum´s curators, archivists, and librarians as well as members of the Munich Center for the History of Science and Technology. The scholars will present their research projects to colleagues as they start to be engaged and will be expected to attend frequently the museum’s and the Munich Centre’s Monday colloquium series and workshops.


  • Senior scholars are eligible to apply, provided that they have at least one university degree (Master or Ph.D.). A BA is insufficient.
  • Reading ability in German is a precondition for the application (passive language skills).

Scholarship benefits

It provides:

  • Pre-doctoral stipends of: €7,500 (six months) or €15,000 (complete year)
  • Post-doctoral stipends of: € 15,000 (six months) or € 30,000 (full year).
  • Note: All scholars are urged to make their own provisions for health insurance.

How to apply?

Please submit an online application, including:

  • Completed application form in pdf file 20 kB or RTF-file 60 kB
  • Resume
  • Project description/research project
  • Two confidential references (the recommenders/referees can send directly)

To the following address:

Andrea Walther, Coordinator of the Research Institute
Deutsches Museum
80306 Munich

Tel.: 00 49 (0) 89 2179-280

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