Heinrich Winkelmann Fellowship of the Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum

The Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum (DBM) provides two international postdoctoral fellowships for three months to support researchers who work in mining history, archaeology of mining or archaeometallurgy. Applications showing a direct connection to the main research foci of the DBM are preferred. The preparation of an application for third-party funding for an extended research project at the DBM can be a part of the research stay and is specifically supported.

The Montanhistorisches Dokumentationszentrum (montan.dok) including the records of the mining archive, the collections and the scientific library of the DBM are available for use by the fellowship holders. Besides this, the DBM closely cooperates with the Department of History and the Department of Archaeological Studies at the Ruhr University Bochum, whose research facilities are also available for the fellows. The fellows are expected to participate actively in the events and research discussions of the DBM and the Ruhr University Bochum.

Successful applicants need to have a PhD degree in history, archaeology, archaeometry or related disciplines coupled with a keen interest in the history or archaeology of mining.
The fellowships will be awarded for three months and will include a grant of 2,000 Euros per month and free accommodation nearby the DBM.

Please send in your application - in German or English - by the 8th of December 2015 including the following documents:

  • curriculum vitae
  • publication list
  • project proposal (max. 5 pages)

Applications should be sent to:

Isika Heuchel-Pede
Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum
Sekretariat der Abteilung Forschung
Herner Straße 45
44787 Bochum

Contact for all queries:

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