Germany: Scholar-in-Residence Program for International Researchers at Deutsches Museum

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Study Subject (s): 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.

Course Level: Scholarships are offered to research scholars who are interested in working on projects for six or 12 months .

Scholarship Provider: Deutsches Museum

Scholarship can be taken at: Germany

Eligibility: Scholars at any level of seniority are eligible to apply, provided they have at least one university degree. There are no restrictions regarding nationality. All scholars are requested to make their own provisions for health insurance.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply.

Scholarship Description: 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 the history of science and technology. The museum’s collections have evolved over the years, absorbing the instruments, books and archives of individual scientists and engineers as well as of companies and scientific institutions, and reflect bygone experimental systems and cultures of innovation. The unique structure of this collection 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.

Number of award(s): The Deutsches Museum in Munich has several attractive scholarships.

Duration of award(s): Scholarships are offered for six or 12 months.

What does it cover? Pre-doctoral stipends: € 7,500 (six months) / € 15,000 (full year). Post-doctoral stipends: € 15,000 (six months) / € 30,000 (full year).

How to Apply: Please send applications by post, including:
-completed application form
-curriculum vitae
-project description (3 to 5 pages)
-two confidential references (can be sent directly by the referees)

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 18 October 2013.

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