Scholar in Residence Program at the Deutsches Museum in Munich

Deadline: 16 October 2015
Open to: scholars at any level of seniority with at least one university degree
Scholarship: pre-doctoral stipends: EUR 7,500 (six months) / EUR 15,000 (full year). Post-doctoral stipends: EUR 15,000 (six months) / EUR 30,000 (full year)


The Deutsches Museum in Munich has several attractive scholarships to offer research scholars interested in working for 6 or 12 months on projects involving the museum´s vast and heterogeneous collections. The scholarship programme is international and interdisciplinary in scope. Applicants are invited to base their projects on the collections of the Deutsches Museum and to cooperate closely with museum staff on site when formulating their research proposals. Projects involving innovative approaches to artefact-oriented research are especially welcome. During their stay, visiting scholars will have 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.

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.


Scholars at any level of seniority are eligible to apply, provided they have at least one university degree. There are no restrictions regarding nationality.


The amount of stipend depends on the type of scholarship.

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

How to apply?

The deadline for applications is 16 October 2015. To apply please send applications including

  • Completed application form;
  • CV;
  • Project description (3 to 5 pages);
  • Two confidential references (can be sent directly by the referees).

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

For more infromation please visit the official website.

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