A One-Year Research Rellowship from the German Museum in Munich 2019

Date limite : 11 oct. 2019

Bailleur de fonds: Deutsches Museum

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Niveau d'études: Troisième cycle

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A One-Year Research Rellowship from the German Museum in Munich 2019

The Deutsches Museum in Munich, Germany 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. This scholarship program is international and interdisciplinary in scope. This experience enables scholars to develop innovative cross-disciplinary methods of research 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. 

About The Scholarship: 

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). 

Eligibility: 

  • 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.  
  • The ability to read German is a prerequisite for the application. 

Benefits: 

  • Pre-doctoral stipends: € 7,500 (six months) / € 15,000 (full year). Post-doctoral stipends: € 15,000 (six months) / € 30,000 (full year).
  • 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 Center’s Monday colloquium series and workshops
  • All scholars are requested to make their own provisions for health insurance. 

Application: 

Applications must include: 

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

About The Deutsches Museum: 

The Deutsches Museum  in Munich, Germany, is the world's largest museum of science and technology, with about 28,000 exhibited objects from 50 fields of science and technology. It receives about 1.5 million visitors per year. The museum was founded on 28 June 1903, at a meeting of the Association of German Engineers  as an initiative of Oskar von Miller. It is the largest museum in Munich. For a period of time the museum was used to host pop and rock concerts.  

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