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Travel Stipends

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.

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