The Bavarian America 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 a research stay in the U.S. To qualify for the fellowship, applicants must work on a dissertation or post-doctoral project supervised at a Bavarian university and their research must have a transatlantic connection. Beyond using the time to conduct research, successful applicants are expected to pursue networking opportunities and cultivate contacts in intercultural settings. After their stay, recipients of the stipend need to submit a short report to the BAA. Read here what some of our fellows say about their experience.

Scholarship Money

A single support amount of €1,500.


We invite applications from candidates who have been awarded a master's or doctoral degree within the past three years (from application submission date). The research proposal should contain research questions concerned with transatlantic issues.

Applicants from the following disciplines take precedence:

  • economics and social sciences
  • political science
  • economic geography
  • law
  • historical sciences

Ongoing funding from other sources is not a disqualifying factor for application.

Your Application

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

  • project description (roughly 2-4 pages)
  • CV
  • Time and work schedule for the stay in the United States
  • letter of motivation

Application deadline: 25 September 2023

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

Dr. Christoph Straub

Managing Director Bavarian American Academy


089 55 25 37-42