The Bavarian America Academy, in cooperation with and the support of the American German Business Club (AGBC - Munich Chapter), awards one travel stipend for a research stay in the U.S to emerging scholars. On this page, you find a selection of statements about past experiences with the program.

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Alexandra Schenke, 2023

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Thanks to the AGBC Travel Stipend, I was able to conduct archival research for my dissertation project at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, in the fall of 2023. The straightforward setup of this stipend afforded me great flexibility in my travel planning and thus allowed me to gain valuable insights into source collections that were crucial to my work and only available for a limited time. I’m happy to say that I benefitted greatly from this experience, both in terms of my research and the network the AGBC offers its fellows.

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Anna-Katharina Schaper, 2022

University of Würzburg

From September 2022 to February 2023, I was a visiting scholar at Babson College (Entrepreneurship Division). During my research stay, I was hosted by William B. Gartner (Bertarelli Foundation Distinguished Professor of Family Entrepreneurship). My research stay at Babson was one of the highlights of my doctoral studies. Being surrounded by like-minded entrepreneurship scholars and embedded in a vibrant academic environment helped me grow as a researcher and pave my way to a career in academia. After having returned from the US, I started a postdoctoral researcher position at the Technical University of Munich.

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Milena Rinck, 2022

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

The AGBC Travel Stipend allowed me not only to conduct my PhD research in California by interviewing practitioners of German Cultural Institutions and attending their public events as the research subject of my analysis, it also gave me the opportunity for an extended stay during which I was able to reflect on my research findings in the broader context of the diverse cultural scene of Los Angeles.

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Anna Axtner-Borsutzky, 2020

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

From February to April 2024 (due to Corona), I had the extraordinary opportunity to be a visiting research scholar at the German Department of the New York University. Because I learned so much about the transatlantic history, this research stay was an amazing experience for me. I discovered fascinating archival material and got to know so many inspiring, empowering and interesting people. In addition, the AGBC Travel Stipend allowed me to do research at the admirable Beinecke Library (Yale University) and the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. The whole stay was definitely one of the best things I have done in academia so far.