International Scholarship Program at Deutsches Museum in Germany 2020


International Scholarship Program application process at Deutsches Museum in Germany. Learn the best way to apply for the International Scholarship Program for the academic year  2020/2021, via Deutsches Museum Scholarship Portal.

If you are reading this, it means you have heard about the International Scholarship Program 2020.

In this article, we are going to systematically outline the right way to apply for the International Scholarship Program for interested and qualified applicants.

Scholarship Description

The Deutsches Museum in Munich, Germany has many attractive scholarship awards to provide researchers that are interested in working for six (6) or twelve (12) months on projects that involve the museum`s vast as well as heterogeneous collections. The scholarship award program is international as well as interdisciplinary in scope.

Candidates are welcomed to base their projects on the collections of the Deutsches Museum and to closely cooperate with staff of museum on site when coming up with the formulation of their research proposals.

During their stay, visiting awardees will have contact everyday with the museum´s curators, archivists as well as librarians as well as members of the Munich Center for the History of Science and Technology; approximately fifty (50) staff members.

Scholarship beneficiaries will be given their own workplace which comes with a desktop computer as well as telephone, and the chance to stay temporarily in subsidized flats of the museum complex as long as these are available. The awardees will have to present their research projects to colleagues at the commencement of their stay and will be required to regularly partake in the museum’s as well as the Munich Centre’s Monday colloquium series and seminars.

The Deutsches Museum accomplishes a national mission which involves collecting as well as preserving historically important objects from the world of science and technology and carries out research in the history of those areas and the relevant social transformations. It connects the gap between research as well as education and therefore aids in fostering innovation in our society through its exhibitions as well as accompanying events and activities. The entertaining communication of basic ideas of science and technology is geared to the target groups and provides an overview of historical developments while offering insights into the latest research. It allows people of all ages to gain an understanding of the research process while presenting scientific and technological topics and their impact on our lives in an accessible way. The Deutsches Museum discusses controversial issues and then serves as a medium through which people can exchange ideas, come up with their own opinions, and partake in the world of science and technology. In this way, it provides orientation in an increasingly complex world where science and technology plays a decisive role and make it possible for museum visitors to reach informed decisions and serve as well-informed citizens in political decision-making processes.

Available Subjects

All courses offered at the university.

Eligible Nationalities and Benefits

This scholarship is open to students from countries all over the world.

Benefits of the International Scholarship Program

Pre-doctoral allowances: € 7,500 (six (6) months) / € 15,000 (full year). Post-doctoral allowances: € 15,000 (six (6) months) / € 30,000 (full year).


  • Applicants at any level of seniority are eligible for application, if they have minimum of one university degree.
  • There are no restrictions regarding nationality.
  • All scholars are requested to make their own provisions for health insurance.
  • The ability to read German is an essential criteria for the application (passive language skills).

How to Apply

Documents Required for Application

Please send applications, including:

  • Filled completed application form (pdf-file, 20 kB or rtf-file 60 kB)
  • curriculum vitae
  • project description (3 to 5 pages)
  • two (2) confidential references (this can be directly sent by the referees)

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
E-Mail: a.walther

Detailed information available upon request:
Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Vaupel

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The application deadline for International Scholarship Program at Deutsches Museum is 10thOctober 2020. Applicants should ensure they submit their applications on or before the specified date.