Dissertation Award of the Bavarian America Academy

Once a year the Bavarian American Academy gives an award to an outstanding dissertation accepted at a Bavarian university. This dissertation should be dealing with questions related to North America or inter-American topics within the Humanities in the broadest sense.

The prize money amounts to Euro 1,500 / with two chosen dissertations to Euro 1,000.

The Bavarian American Academy encourages doctoral advisors in all pertinent disciplines to nominate possible dissertations by April 15, 2021.


Please be aware that only those dissertations where the PhD examination procedure has been finished in 2020 can be accepted.

The application should include

  • a short explanation for the nomination,
  • copies of all letters of recommendation, the grade awarded, and
  • one copy of the dissertation itself.

To see the previous dissertation award winners please go to the German page, click here.




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Dr. Margaretha Schweiger-Wilhelm
Managing Director of the Bavarian American Academy



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Jasmin Falk
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