International Scholarship Programme at the National Museum in Berlin

Deadline: 31 August 2014
Open to: candidates with at least first university degree
Fellowship: for graduate and/or doctoral-candidate – 900 Euros/month; for post-doctoral research grants – 1,200 Euros/month + allowance for travelling to Berlin


The International Scholarship Programme offers scholars from around the world the opportunity to spend one to three months on a research residency at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin/National Museum in Berlin. The programme supports research projects that bear direct relation to the diverse institutions and rich collections of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. It aims to strengthen the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin’s position within the international scholarly network and is therefore aimed specifically at foreign scholars who do not reside in Germany and especially promotes young researchers. The scholarships allow researchers to work on their project and make professional contacts. As a result, they also get to participate in the scholarly and cultural life within the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin and Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz.


The programme is open for graduate scholars, postgraduates and doctoral candidates as well as post-docs and professors who do not have their residence in Germany. The applicants must hold at least a first university degree at the time of application.


 Amounts of monthly grants is:

  • for graduate and/or doctoral-candidate grants with a first university degree: 900 Euros per month;
  • for post-doctoral research grants holding a doctorate or comparable qualification: 1,200 Euros per month.

In addition, a one-off allowance for travelling from and to Berlin once of up to 500 Euros may be granted upon presentation of the appropriate proofs.


The application has to be submitted with the following documents:

  • a completed application form;
  • a tabular CV;
  • two letters of recommendation from university teachers about the candidate’s academic qualification (only for graduates/doctoral-candidates);
  • a list of publications;
  • copies of college/university diplomas and of certificates indicating the conferral of academic degrees;
  • a detailed exposition of the project with statements concerning the overall aim, method and the preparatory work already achieved.

The application shall be send via e-mail to [email protected] or as unbound/untacked papers not later than 31 August 2014 to the following address:

Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
– Der Generaldirektor –
Stauffenbergstr. 41
D – 10785 Berlin

For further information, please visit the official website.

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