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15 Sep 2012

Germany | Rave Scholarships

The Alexander Rave Foundation offers annual Rave Scholarships in Germany for Curators, Restorers, Museum Technicians and Cultural Managers from countries in transition and developing countries. The Rave Scholarships contribute to further practical training in realising art exhibitions.

Target group
• Curators
• Restorers
• Museum technicians
• Cultural managers
from transforming and developing countries

• A monthly lump sum of 1,300 euros for a scholarship period of three to six months
• Travelling expenses (to and from Germany)
• Supplement for attendence of spouse in Germany
• Children's supplement
• Health insurance (also for spouse and children)
• German course (participation in a language course is expected)

• Applicant must be from a country in transition or a developing country and must still be living there
• Hitherto no opportunity yet to work in Germany for an extended period of time
• Completion of professional study or training within the last five years
• Younger than 40 years old
• Applicant must no longer be studying or involved in on-the-job training
Confirmation (in German) from a partner institution in Germany which has agreed to take on the scholar or initiate a joint project
• A reference from the applicant’s country of origin
• Knowledge of either German or English
• Basic Knowledge of German expected
• Applicants who were rejected once cannot re-apply

Selection procedure
• The Rave Foundation committee will assess all applications
• There is no recourse to legal action regarding the awarding of a scholarship
• Applicants will be informed in writing about whether their application was successful or not. No reasons will be given for the committee’s decision

Application documents
• a fully completed application form
• a CV (3 pages max.), including educational qualifications
• a project sketch (1 page) developed together with the German institution – informing about tasks and responsibilities of the planned visit to Germany
• consent form a non-commercial German institution to care for the applicant during the scholarship period in Germany
• a letter of reference from the home country
• an abridged report (2 pages max.) on the current art scene in the home country

Application Form
Application deadline for scholarships is 15 September each year. Selections will be made within 3 months. Applications may be sent via e-mail or post. Should the application be sent via e-mail the original letter of consent and the original letter of reference should still be handed in by post later.

See website for reports from previous scholarship recipients

Applications are to be submitted to:
Rave Foundation
c/o Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen
Charlottenplatz 17
D-70173 Stuttgart
Fax +49.711.2225194
rave-stiftung( at )ifa.de

Image: Dwirahmi Suryandari (Indonesia), at Staatliche Ethnographische Sammlung Sachsen, Dresden/Leipzig, August – December 2011 Rave Scholarship