Rathgen Heritage Science Scholarship 2012
Friends of Rathgen (Farderkreis des Rathgen-Forschungslabors e.V)
The Rathgen Research Laboratory
the leading institution for conservation science, art technology and
archaeometry at the National Museums in Berlin. It carries out
investigations on a broad variety of materials within the museum
environment and focuses its research on scientific issues concerning
the care of monuments and archaeological sites.
It carries forward the tradition of the world ‘s oldest scientific
museum laboratory, the Chemical Laboratory of the Royal Museums in
Berlin, which was founded on April 1, 1888 and bears the name of its
first director, Friedrich Rathgen.
It is the mission of the Friends of Rathgen (Farderkreis des
Rathgen-Forschungslabors e.V.) to support the work of the Rathgen
Research Laboratory in various ways, among others by supporting
research projects of young professionals in heritage science.
To this end, the Rathgen Heritage Science Scholarships have been
established in 2009 and are awarded annually.
The Rathgen Heritage Science Scholarship enables young professionals
to undertake a project at the laboratory within 1-3 month duration.
The topic is proposed by the applicant. Successful applicants will
receive a scholarship for Post-Graduate Scholarship of 900 Euro per
month and Post-doc Scholarship 1200 Euro per month.
The application consists of:
1-2 pages explaining the research proposal, the required
resources and the envisaged time frame, including preliminary
work accomplished and short bibliography
CV including list of publications
2 reference letters of support
Deadline for 2012 applications is February 12, 2012.
Please submit your application electronically to
rf-info [at] smb__spk-berlin__de or by mail to
Schlossstrasse 1 A
14059 Berlin, Germany
Prof. Dr. Stefan Simon
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
+49 30 326749 0
Fax: +49 30 326749 12