The Leibniz Research Alliance Value of the Past and the Museums and Collections of the University of Cambridge are pleased to invite applications for up to four Cambridge‐Leibniz Museum & Collection Fellowships for the academic year 2023-24. The fellowships will last up to one month and will give participants the opportunity to become more familiar with the curatorial practice of the involved Leibniz Research Museums and the Museums and collections of the University of Cambridge and to conduct their own research.

The objective is to enable an exchange between the museums of the Leibniz Research Alliance and the museums and collections in Cambridge. Applicants have to be employed by or associated with the participating institutions of the Leibniz Association or of the University of Cambridge. The museums and collections involved are:
Cambridge Museums and Collections: Fitzwilliam Museum; Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology; Museum of Zoology; Museum of Classical Archaeology; Whipple Museum of the History of Science; Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences; The Polar Museum; Cambridge University Botanic Garden
Leibniz‐Gemeinschaft: Leibniz‐Gemeinschaft: Deutsches Bergbau‐Museum Bochum — Leibniz Research Museum for Geo‐Resources (DBM); Deutsches Museum, Munich (DM); German Maritime Museum – Leibniz Institute for Maritime History (DSM), Bremerhaven; Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Leibniz‐Research Museum for Cultural History, Nuremberg (GNM); Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe – Institute of the Leibniz Association; Leibniz Institute for the Analysis of Biodiversity Change, Bonn/Hamburg; Leibniz‐Zentrum für Archäologie (LEIZA), Mainz; Senckenberg Society for Nature Research – Leibniz Institute for Biodiversity and Earth System Research (SGN), Frankfurt am Main/Görlitz/Dresden

Holders of Cambridge‐Leibniz Museum & Collection Fellowships receive a weekly subsistence of up to 230 GBP/week, 500 GBP/week for rent and up to 250 GBP for travel costs. The funding should cover all additional expenses including insurance. The host institutes will provide office space and other relevant research facilities where possible. Applicants must contact the host institution in advance to receive a letter of support. The application deadline is 31 May 2023. Decisions will be announced by middle of June 2023. Applications in English or German must include

  • a letter of interest including details about the chosen Leibniz‐Institute and the length of the stay (1week, 2 weeks, 3 weeks, 4 weeks);
  • a curriculum vitae (including a list of publications);
  • a project proposal and its relation to the research profile of Leibniz Research Alliance “Value of the Past”, not exceeding 1.000 words;
  • a letter of support by the host institution.

Please send your application to:
Dr Achim Saupe
Leibniz Research Alliance Value of the Past
Leibniz‐Centre for Contemporary History, Potsdam
Applicants should apply via e‐mail (one pdf‐attachment only).

For further information regarding the Leibniz Research Alliance Historical Authenticity and the stipend programme, please refer to www.leibniz‐wert‐der‐ or contact Achim Saupe (saupe@zzf‐ or Liba Taub

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