Deutsches Museum Scholar-in-Residence Program in Germany

Deadline: 16 October 2020
Open to: interested research scholars at any level of seniority provided they have at least one university degree above a Bachelors
Benefits: chosen pre-doctoral applicant will receive stipends of EUR 7,500 (six months) or EUR 15,000 (full year), while post-doctoral applicants will receive stipends of EUR 15,000 (six months) or EUR 30,000 (full year).


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. Founded in 1903, the museum’s holdings comprise some 100,000 objects; 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.

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).


Scholars of all age groups regardless of nationality are welcome to apply for this scholarship given that they have a degree above a BA and the ability to read German (passive language skills).


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. Stipends will be awarded to pre-doctoral researchers ranging from EUR 7,500 (six months) to EUR 15,000 (full year) to post-doctoral researches with stipends ranging from  EUR 15,000 (six months) to EUR 30,000 (full year).

Note: All scholars are requested to make their own provisions for health insurance.

How to apply?

For more information on how to apply, please visit the official website.