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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 Munich Center for the History of Science and Technology.

Scholarship holders will have their own workplace with a desktop computer, 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 Centre’s Monday colloquium series and workshops.

Pre-doctoral stipends are 1.250€ per month and post-doctoral stipends are 2.500€ per month. 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. All scholars are requested to make their own provisions for health insurance.

The ability to read German is a prerequisite for the application (passive language skills).

Deadline for the application

Application deadline for 2025: October 15, 2024

Information and application documents

Please send applications, including:

  • completed application form: (PDF or Download RTF)
  • curriculum vitae
  • project description (3 to 5 pages)
  • two confidential references (can be sent directly by the referees)

Please send your application by email to the following address: