University Teaching

Research | Teaching | University Teaching


MONREPOS works together closely with the Johannes Gutenberg University at Mainz

Sabine Gaudzinski-Windheuser, Head of the MONREPOS institute, is also Professor at the Mainz Institute for Early History in the field of Pre- and Protohistoric Archaeology.

Teaching and support for the next generation are highly rated at MONREPOS. This is reflected in a committed programme of courses and mentoring and by the many opportunities for involvement offered to students at MONREPOS, whose archaeologists provide a comprehensive schooling by means of their knowledge, experience and network of contacts.

Fundamental knowledge of the longest period of human history, an interdisciplinary orientation, scientific methodology and practical know how are oriented towards the latest research results.

Transmission of our results in a museum environment is one of our core responsibilities and therefore forms part of our teaching programme.


Research | Teaching | Internship


within the university
education framework

Museum Internship

Conveys the full range of activity in the museum. From educational work in the museum, exhibition design and archiving, to press liaison and public relations. Since these tasks presuppose basic knowledge of archaeology the internship is particularly suitable for students undertaking a Masters degree.

Excavation Internship

Here, know how for archaeological excavation is learned from the bottom up. This doesn’t just encompass excavation techniques, but also surveying, documentation, finds conservation and archiving. Incidentally, working in our international crews is also a lot of fun and offers good opprtunities for networking.

Research Internship

This internship takes an in depth look at the scientific treatment of archaeological finds. It focuses on the analysis of stone artefacts and animal bones together with the construction and evaluation of appropriate databases. Main characteristics of artefact and bone identification should be known and participation in the appropriate basic classes is a requirement.


Research | Teaching | Mentoring


Intensive 1:1 supervision

Our mentoring programme guarantees educational quality and thus that of our present and future research.The teaching process is not one-sided. Rather, we are interested in creative and critical young researchers, who are themselves not afraid of criticism. Mentoring offers advantages to everyone involved in the process:

  • Personal communication of expert knowledge acquired during the long archaeological experience of the mentor
  • Individual help and advice, including technical and logistical support, time management, methodology etc.
  • Working as a team within a specific group
  • Good opportunities for international communication using our extensive network of cooperation partners
  • Joint development of individual career perspectives
  • Supporting the creativity to develop new ideas by intensive consultation with the mentoring partner
  • Input of fresh ideas for future research questions and methods


Research | Teaching | Scholarships

PhD Scholarships

Prinz Maximilian zu Wied Scholarship

The Prinz Maximilian zu Wied Foundation and the Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum together award the Prinz Maximilian zu Wied Scholarship.

Applicants should be students with an excellent academic record who wish to conduct doctoral research on a theme relevant to Pleistocene or early Holocene archaeology. The Scholarship is 1,200,- Euro per month over a maximum period of three years. Additional funding for travel and project research may be applied for separately by the successful candidate.

A prerequisite for application is the successful completion of a first degree in Pre- and Protohistory or a related subject.

Applications should be submitted with a CV, outline of the proposed research and a copy of the final report to:
Prof. Dr. Sabine Gaudzinski-Windheuser ( The next deadline for applications is expected to be October 2019.

Postdoctoral Scholarships

Innovative concepts for projects by young researchers after obtaining their doctorate are regularly supported by the Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum with the award of Postdoctoral Schloarships.