The MWW Research Association offers several scholarship programmes, which aim to support young postgraduate researchers. These programmes have a particular focus on digital humanities and are aimed at providing international researchers with the opportunity to pursue research questions in relation to one or more of the collections of the three MWW institutions. These scholarships also aim to promote academic exchange with researchers from the association’s three research projects. 

Research Internships

This programme is aimed at international students in the field of humanities who are studying for their Master’s or working on their Master’s theses. During a four-week research visit to one of the three MWW institutions, participants have the opportunity to gain an insight into the diverse areas of work in a non-university research library, archive or museum and to expand their knowledge of German literature and culture.

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Digital Humanities Scholarships

This programme is aimed at young researchers from Germany and abroad who have completed their Master’s, Magister, or Diplom. The interdisciplinary programme offers scholarships of three to twelve months duration. There are two pre-requisites for applications: the proposed research must be related to the research projects or collections at one or more of the MWW’s three institutions and must also apply digital humanities methods.

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International Summer School

An international summer school is organised annually by the three MWW institutions bringing together around twenty doctoral students for two weeks in Marbach, Weimar or Wolfenbüttel to address a specific theme. The summer school is developed in cooperation with foreign universities.

During the summer school, participants focus intensively on the topics of the three MWW research projects, At the same time, the summer school provides insights into the work of the archives, libraries and museums in all three MWW institutions. Curators, librarians and conservators give practical introductions to the development and conservation of collections. The summer school also addresses the basic principles of academic editing and source-based research.

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Senior Fellowships

This one to three month programme is open to experienced researchers from Germany and abroad with research interests in all areas of cultural studies and the humanities. Ideally, the research focus should be linked to one of the MWW’s three existing research projects. Research topics dedicated to issues of material culture, collection research or cultural heritage are also welcome. Please note that the research topic must relate to one or more of the MWW collections.

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