In 2024, the Bavarian American Academy—in cooperation with and the support of the American German Business Club (AGBC - Munich Chapter)—invites emerging scholars to apply for one travel stipend for research stays and residencies in the United States.

To qualify for the fellowship, applicants must be at work on a dissertation or post-doctoral project at a Bavarian university, and their research must have a transatlantic connection. In addition to conducting research, successful applicants will be expected to pursue networking opportunities in intercultural settings during their time as AGBC Fellows.

Stipend Amount

A single support amount of €1,500.


We invite applications from candidates who have been awarded a master’s degree or PhD in the last three years (from the date of application submission). The research proposal should engage with transatlantic questions.

Projects from the following disciplines take precedence:

  • Economics and Social Sciences
  • Political Science
  • Economic Geography
  • Law
  • Historical Sciences

Receiving funding from other sources will not disqualify applicants for the travel stipend.

Your Application

Your application materials must be in English, consisting of the following documents:

  • Project proposal (roughly 2-4 pages)
  • Curriculum vitae CV
  • Schedule and timeline for your research stay in the United States
  • Letter of motivation

Application deadline: May 24, 2024

Submission: Please submit your application materials as a single PDF-file, directed to Dr. Christoph Straub (

Dr. Christoph Straub

Managing Director Bavarian American Academy


089 55 25 37-42