[SIGCIS-Members] Deutsches Museum Scholar-in-Residence Program ( Application deadline: October 11, 2019 )

Ulf Hashagen u.hashagen at deutsches-museum.de
Mon Sep 9 05:42:29 PDT 2019

Dear all,

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 <https://www.deutsches-museum.de/en/archives/> of 
4,500 shelf metres including an extensive collection of scientific 
photographs, technical illustrations, trade literature and private 
papers; and a specialist research library 
<https://www.deutsches-museum.de/en/library/> with 875,000 volumes, 
5,000 journals, and an extensive collection of rare books on te 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.

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 <http://www.mzwtg.mwn.de/> (Munich Center for the 
History of Science and Technology; approx. 50 staff members).

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.

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

  * Application deadline: *October 11, 2019*

*Please send applications,* including:

  * completed application form (pdf-file
    20 kB or rtf-file
    60 kB)

  * curriculum vitae

  * project description (3 to 5 pages)

  * two confidential references (can be sent directly 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.waltherdeutsches-museum.de

Detailed information available upon request:
Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Vaupel (Email: e.vaupel at deutsches-museum.de)

Best regards

Ulf Hashagen

PD Dr. Ulf Hashagen
Leitung / Head
Forschungsinstitut für Technik- und Wissenschaftsgeschichte / The Research Institute for the History of Science and Technology
Deutsches Museum
Museumsinsel 1
80538 München / Munich
Tel. +49/(0)89/2179-453
Fax  +49/(0)89/2179-239
u.hashagen at deutsches-museum.de

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