Deutsches Museum in Munich Scholar-in-Residence Program 2020 (Stipend available)

Deutsches Museum in Munich Scholar-in-Residence Program 2020 (Stipend available)

Deadline: October 16, 2020

Applications for the Deutsches Museum in Munich Scholar-in-Residence Program 2020 are now open. 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.

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).


  • 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 Centre’s Monday colloquium series and workshops.
  • All scholars are requested to make their own provisions for health insurance.


  • 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 (passive language skills).


Applications should include the following materials:

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

Send your application to the following address:

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

For more information, visit Deutsches Museum in Munich.