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Post-Graduate Scholarship

The BAA continually awards scholarships to graduate researchers at Bavarian universities. These scholarships are meant to support current research, especially doctoral theses concerning North America. The grant shall be used for travel expenses to North America in the context of the research. After their stay, scholarship recipients 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 up to €1,000.

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Graduates with a MA, not earned more than three years ago, working on a thesis research project (PhD) whose thesis deals with the United States, Canada, or inter-American questions within the cultural or social sciences such as literary studies, linguistics, history, political sciences, sociology, cultural geography, economics, law, and theology.

Note that scholarships from other sources do not disqualify you to apply for the BAA scholarship.

There is no deadline for the Post-Graduate Scholarship. You can apply any time throughout the year. With the agreement of the executive director, the scholarship may be available immediately after the assignment.

The application form is available at the BAA or as a PDF download (222 KB).

  • Add a short CV,
  • an informative description of your thesis/research project (max. 5 pages),
  • a short description of aims to achieve during scholarship, and
  • an expert opinion of your doctoral advisor.

Your application documents must be sent to the Bavarian American Academy as a single PDF-file.

Dr. Christoph Straub

Managing Director Bavarian American Academy


089 55 25 37-42

Jasmin Falk

Administrative Assistant
Bavarian American Academy


+49 89 552537-41