Rathgen Heritage Science Scholarship in 2022 for Young Scientists Who Have Fled the War in Ukraine


The call for applications for the Rathgen Heritage Science Scholarship 2022 is directed at emerging refugee scientists from Ukraine, Russia and Belarus. The Rathgen Research Laboratory is signaling its unwavering solidarity with the Ukrainian population and scientists and students facing an uncertain future. At the same time, it is sending a signal to Russian and Belarusian students and scientists who are speaking out against the war at great personal risk and under threat of persecution.

Call for the Rathgen Heritage Science Scholarship 2022 in Ukrainian (PDF, 76 KB)

The Rathgen-Forschungslabor (Rathgen Research Laboratory), affiiliated with the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, is the leading institution for heritage science in the Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation). It researches ageing and weathering processes as well as sustainable conservation and restoration strategies for movable and immovable cultural heritage in light of global change and is an active contributor to the sustainability debate on the Green Museum.

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

Rathgen Heritage Science Scholarship

The Rathgen Heritage Science Scholarship enables emerging professionals to undertake a three-month research project at the laboratory. Successful applicants will receive a monthly scholarship of €900 (for post-graduates) and €1200 (for postdocs).

The applicant is free to choose any topic for the research project proposal, which a selection committee will evaluate for potential synergies with the current research areas of the Rathgen-Forschungslabor.


Applications should include:

  • 1-2 pages with a short description of the research proposal, the required resources and the planned timeframe, and, if available, a summary of previous work with a selected bibliography
  • CV and a list of publications
  • Two references

Application deadlines have been suspended for Ukrainian researchers until further notice. Applications will be processed in the order they are received. For Ukrainian researchers, the duration of three months can be extended by a maximum of three months upon request to be able to apply for opportunities for longer-term, follow-up funding. Applications will also be considered even if all documents ‒ e.g. two external reviews – cannot be submitted. Applicants from Russia and Belarus are also asked to describe the threatening situation they are personally facing.

Please submit your application electronically to rf[at]smb.spk-berlin.de or by mail to:

- Scholarship-
Schlossstrasse 1 A
14059 Berlin