Deutsches Museum Scholar in Residence Program in Germany 2021

Good news! Deutsches Museum Scholar in Residence Program is presently open. Deutsches Museum Scholar in Residence Program is a completely funded scholarship for foreign students. This scholarship is given for postdoctoral. Deutsches Museum Scholar in Residence Program € 30,000 stipend per annum.

The Program summons for applications from foreign students who aim to work for six to twelve months on science and technology projects at Deutsches Museum Germany. Deutsches Museum Scholar in Residence Program is interdisciplinary in scope. Scholarship beneficiaries will have their own workplace with a desktop computer and telephone and the opportunity to temporarily reside in subsidized museum complex flats.

The Deutsches Museum has number lots of enticing scholarships to give research scholars interested in working for six or 12 months on projects involving the museum`s vast and heterogeneous collections. The scholarship program is international and interdisciplinary in scope.

There are numerous opportunities at the Deutsches Museum for groundbreaking research into scientific processes and the changing cultures of technology. It started in the year 1903, the museum’s holdings comprise several 100,000 objects; an archive of 4,500 shelf meters including an widespread 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 broad collection of unusual books on the history of science and technology. The museum’s standard have progressed over the years, taking in the instruments, books and archives of individual scientists and engineers and of companies and scientific institutions, and reflect long-gone experimental systems and cultures of innovation. The distinctive structure of this collection empowers scholars to improve innovative cross-disciplinary methods of research on the basis of texts, images and artifacts on site and to engage in both the historical and archaeological exploration of science and technology.

Candidates are expected to direct their projects on the collections of the Deutsches Museum and to collaborate closely with museum staff on site when formulating their research proposals. Projects concerning innovative approaches to artifact-oriented research are particularly welcome.

Throughout their stay, visiting scholars will have everyday contact with the museum´s curators, archivists and librarians (approx. fifty (50) staff  affiliate members) with members of the Münchner Zentrum für Wissenschafts- und Technikgeschichte (Munich Center for the History of Science and Technology; approx. 50 staff members).


Scholarship beneficiaries will own their personal workplace with a desktop computer and telephone, and the opportunity to live temporarily in subsidized abodes of the museum complex insofar as these are available. They will provide their research projects to colleagues at the start of their stay and will be expected to partake frequently in the museum’s and the Munich Centre’s Monday colloquium series and workshops.

Deadline:  April 20, 2021

Institution(s): Deutsches Museum

Level of Study: Postdoctoral / Fellowship

Study in: Munich, Germany.

Courses Offered:

  • Science and Technology

Program Period:

  • 6 or 12 Months.

Benefits of Deutsches Museum Scholar in Residence Program

Deutsches Museum Scholar-in-Residence Program provides the beneficiary with the benefits below:

  • Pre-doctoral stipends: € 15,000 (full year).
  • Post-doctoral stipends: € 30,000 (full year).

Eligibility for Deutsches Museum Scholar in Residence Program

To be eligible for Deutsches Museum Scholar in Residence Program Program, applicant must fulfill the following criteria:

  • Required Language: German.
  • Eligible Countries: All world countries.
  • The candidate must hold at least one university degree (Master or PhD).
  • The candidate must hold the ability to read German is a prerequisite for the application (passive language skills).
  • The candidates are expected to make their own provisions for health insurance.

Steps to Apply for Deutsches Museum Scholar in Residence Program

Follow the application instructions below to apply for Deutsches Museum Scholar in Residence Program:

  • Following documents are required:
    • Completed application form.
    • Curriculum vitae.
    • Project description (3 to 5 pages).
    • Two references (confidential) may be sent straight by the referees.
  • Forward the documents and the finished application to the address below:

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.walther

To inquire further about Deutsches Museum Scholar in Residence Program, please visit Official Website.


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