Funded Research Residence at the Deutsches Museum of Science and Technology in Germany 2021
Deutsches Museum

Funded Research Residence at the Deutsches Museum of Science and Technology in Germany 2021

Germany 20 Apr 2021

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Deadline
20 Apr 2021
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The Deutsches Museum invites researchers to take part in the museum’s Scholar-in-Residence Program working for six or 12 months on projects involving the museum’s vast and heterogeneous collections. The unique structure of the museum’s collection of archives and other materials enables scholars to develop innovative cross-disciplinary methods of research on the basis of texts, images and artefacts available on site and to engage in both the historical and archaeological exploration of science and technology. Participants 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.

About the Program:

  • During their stay, 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. 
  • 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. 

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must hold a master’s or a doctoral degree (BA degree is not sufficient). 

Benefitss:

  • Pre-doctoral scholars receive stipends of 7,500 euros (six months) / 15,000 euros (full year) 
  • whereas post-doctoral scholars receive stipends of 15,000 euros (six months) / 30,000 euros (full year).

Required Documents:

  • completed application form (pdf-file, 20 kB or rtf-file 60 kB)
  • 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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