Fully Funded Deutsches Museum Scholar-in-Residence Program, Munich Germany 2016

Fully Funded Deutsches Museum Scholar-in-Residence Program, Munich Germany 2016

Application deadline: 14 October 2016

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.

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; 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 te history of science and technology.

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 (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).

Requirements
  • 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.
  • There are no restrictions regarding nationality.
  • 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.
  • BenefitsPre-doctoral stipends: € 7,500 (six months) / € 15,000 (full year).
  • Post-doctoral stipends: € 15,000 (six months) / € 30,000 (full year).
  • Scholars at any level of seniority are eligible to apply, provided they have at least one university degree.
  • All scholars are requested to make their own provisions for health insurance.

Application Procedure:

Please send applications, including:

  • curriculum vitae
  • 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
E-Mail: a.waltherdeutsches-museum.de

Detailed information available upon request:
Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Vaupel

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2016 Deutsches Museum Scholar-in-Residence Program

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