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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.

Scholarship Money

A single support amount up to €1,000.

Who can apply

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
  • theology

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

How to apply

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.

Send us your application

With the agreement of the executive director, the scholarship may be available immediately after the assignment. The scholarship holders are obliged to report to the BAA about the progress of their work after the scholarship.

All scholarship holders are invited to keep in touch with the academy.

Your application documents must be sent as a single PDF-file.

Dr. Margaretha Schweiger-Wilhelm

Managing Director
Bavarian American Academy


+49 89 552537-42

Jasmin Falk

Administrative Assistant
Bavarian American Academy



+49 89 552537-41