International Scholarship Programme in Berlin

The International Scholarship Programme offers scholars from around the world the opportunity to spend 1 to 3 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.

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:

  1. a completed application form;
  2. a tabular CV;
  3. 2 letters of recommendation from university teachers about the candidate’s academic qualification (only for graduates/doctoral-candidates);
  4. a list of publications;
  5. copies of college/university diplomas and of certificates indicating the conferral of academic degrees;
  6. 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 not later than 31 August 2014.