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Calls for Applications 2020: Fellowships and Short Term Grants

Junior and Senior Fellowship Programme 2020

Application deadline: November 15, 2019

The University of Bayreuth Centre of International Excellence “Alexander von Humboldt” promotes excellent research at the University of Bayreuth (UBT) and advances the internationalisation of research and networking with the best universities worldwide.

Effective immediately, the Centre is offering up to six

Fellowships for the year 2020

 - open to all disciplines -

Junior fellowships: Award sum: 30,000 €.
(up to six years of post-doctoral experience)

Senior fellowships: Award sum: 50,000 €.
(more than six years of post-doctoral experience)

All Fellows will have the awarded sum at their disposal for covering all costs of project realisation.

International Excellence – Programme Goals

The Centre supports academic exchange across existing boundaries: between disciplines, between different cultures and countries, between established and younger researchers. Furthermore, the Centre engages in activities opening the research community to society and politics. Successful applicants will become Fellows at the Centre and profit from the lively research environment of the university and its seven faculties. Applicants are encouraged to learn about the University of Bayreuth’s focus areas and research strengths.

Experience Bayreuth Collaboration with Local Host

We invite the fellows to carry out their own research projects in Germany in cooperation with a local host at the UBT. Prior to submission of the application, applicants are required to identify a host in Bayreuth with whom they aim to carry out their research project. The local hosts provide their fellows with modern office and lab space and an up-to-date infrastructure. Applications are welcome from all disciplines. The total support period of approximately three to six months can be divided into several stages.

Candidate Requirements

We award the fellowships to individuals from abroad with challenging and innovative research projects of top academic quality through a highly competitive, strictly merit-based selection process. The all-important selection criteria are the academic excellence of both the applicant and the cooperative project.For more information on the application and selection process (required documents, guidelines on eligibility, evaluation criteria, timeline and stages of the selection process) see Application Guidelines for Fellowships.

Application Deadline

Please submit your complete application via e-mail to humboldt-centre@uni-bayreuth.de (one pdf file, max. 30 MB) by November 15, 2019.



Short Term Grant Programme 2020

Application deadline: November 24, 2019

The University of Bayreuth Centre of International Excellence “Alexander von Humboldt” promotes excellent research at the University of Bayreuth (UBT) and advances the internationalisation of research and networking with the best universities worldwide.

Effective immediately, the Centre is offering up to ten

Short Term Grants for the year 2020

- open to all disciplines -

Short Term grants exclusively include the reimbursement of travel expenses between the hometown and Bayreuth as well as accommodation costs in Bayreuth. The costs will be refunded up to a maximum of 3,500 €. Up to ten Short Term Grants are available to researchers regardless of their field of research.

International Excellence – Programme Goals

The Centre supports academic exchange across existing boundaries: between disciplines, between different cultures and countries, between established and younger researchers. Applicants are encouraged to learn about the University of Bayreuth’s focus areas and research strengths.

Experience Bayreuth Collaboration with Local Host

We invite the Short Term Grantees to carry out their own research projects in cooperation with a local host at the UBT. Prior to submission of the application, applicants are required to identify a host in Bayreuth with whom they aim to carry out their research project. The local hosts provide their grantees with modern office and lab space and an up-to-date infrastructure. Applications are welcome from all disciplines.

Candidate Requirements

We award the Short Term Grants to individuals from abroad with challenging and innovative research projects of top academic quality through a highly competitive, strictly merit-based selection process. The all-important selection criteria are the academic excellence of both the applicant and the cooperative project. For more information on the application and selection process (required documents, guidelines on eligibility, evaluation criteria, timeline and stages of the selection process) see Application Guidelines for Short Term Grants.

Application Deadline

Please submit your complete application via e-mail to humboldt-centre@uni-bayreuth.de (one pdf file, max. 30 MB) by November 24, 2019.


Verantwortlich für die Redaktion: Dr.phil. Mirjam Horn-Schott

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