30 Jul 2021

Deadline for the Rathgen Heritage Science Scholarship is Extended

You now have until 31 August to apply

Förderkreis des Rathgen-Forschungslabors e.V. - Rathgen Heritage Science Scholarship 2021

The Rathgen Research Laboratory

The Rathgen Research Laboratory with the National Museums Berlin is the leading institution for heritage science in the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation. It researches aging and weathering processes as well as sustainable conservation and restoration strategies for movable and immovable cultural heritage in the light of global change and is an active contributor to the sustainability debate on the Green Museum. 

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 1st, 1888 and bears the name of its first director, Friedrich Rathgen.

Friends of Rathgen (Förderkreis des Rathgen-Forschungslabors e.V.) aim to support the work of the Rathgen Research Laboratory in various ways, among others by supporting research projects of young professionals in heritage science.


The Rathgen Heritage Science Scholarship

To this end, the Rathgen Heritage Science Scholarship program has been established in 2009 and stipends are awarded annually. The Rathgen Heritage Science Scholarship enables emerging professionals to undertake a research project at the laboratory within a 1-3 month duration. Successful applicants will receive a monthly scholarship of EUR 900 month (for Post-Graduates) and EUR 1200 (for Post-docs).

The topic of the research project can be proposed freely by the applicant and will be evaluated by a selection committee for potential synergies with the research areas of the Rathgen Research Laboratory. 

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

Due to the current situation regarding COVID-19, the application deadline for the Rathgen Heritage Science Scholarship 2021 is extended to 31 August 2021.


Please submit your application electronically to [email protected],

or by mail to:


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Schlossstrasse 1 A, 14059 Berlin