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University of Bayreuth
Centre of International Excellence
“Alexander von Humboldt”

Short Term Grants Programme 2024

Call for Applications

Application deadline: April 15, 2024

The University of Bayreuth Centre of International Excellence “Alexander von Humboldt”, in short “Bayreuth Humboldt Centre” (BHC), 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 BHC is offering

Short Term Grants for the year 2024

- open to all disciplines -
(Please note the specific rulings for African Studies at the bottom of this page.)  

Short Term Grants (intended for stays of about 1-3 weeks duration) include the reimbursement of travel expenses between the home institution and Bayreuth as well as accommodation costs in Bayreuth. The costs will be refunded up to a maximum of 3,500 €. Short Term Grants are available to researchers regardless of their field of research.

International Excellence – Programme Goals

The BHC 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 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 appropriate office and lab space and an up-to-date infrastructure. Applications are welcome from all disciplines, although exceptions apply.*

Candidate Requirements

We award 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.

We view the diversity of our awardees as an asset and are expressly committed to the goal of gender equality. Female scholars and any persons who can help make the research profile of the university more diverse are strongly encouraged to apply.

For more information on the application and selection process (required documents, guidelines on eligibility, evaluation criteria, timeline and stages of the selection process) see our Application Guidelines for Short Term Grants.

Application Deadline

Please submit your complete application via our online form by April 15, 2024.

Homepage Bayreuth Humboldt Centre

* Members of the Cluster of Excellence (as defined by § 11 (3) of the Cluster Rules) cannot act as host if the research focus of the application is on African Studies. This is due to regulations of the German Research Foundation stipulating that the Centre cannot provide funding to enhance resources of the university’s Cluster of Excellence. In case of doubt, please contact our office before applying.




University of Bayreuth
Centre of International Excellence
“Alexander von Humboldt”

Strategic Scientific Workshop Programme 2024

Call for Applications

Application deadline: April 15, 2024

The University of Bayreuth Centre of International Excellence “Alexander von Humboldt”, in short “Bayreuth Humboldt Centre” (BHC), 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 BHC is offering funding for

Strategic Scientific Workshops

- open to all disciplines* -
(Please note the specific rulings for African Studies at the bottom of this page.)


International Excellence – Programme Goals

The BHC supports academic exchange across existing boundaries: between disciplines, between different cultures and countries, between established and younger researchers. All Strategic Scientific Workshops are expected to deepen existing or establish new ties with international researchers from abroad with a clear objective to create sustainable research networks.

Experience Bayreuth Collaboration with Strategic Partners

The BHC aims to strengthen excellent research of strategic importance as exemplified in its Focus Areas. We invite senior faculty members from UBT to cooperate with at least one international partner institution to submit a joint application for a subject-specific workshop with well-defined scientific and strategic objectives. The latter includes, for example, the development of sustainable scientific or teaching collaborations with international institutions, e.g. from the University’s strategic hubs or key regions. Support for each workshop is subject to an event’s complexity and partner location and may be granted up to 20,000 EUR. Applications are welcome from all disciplines*.

Application Requirements

We award the Strategic Scientific Workshops to applicants from UBT 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 the applicants and of the proposed cooperative workshop, as well as the strategic significance to the UBT’s internationalization and research priorities, as well as sustainability of the endeavour. The workshops should take place in the surroundings of UBT, preferably on campus, for a minimum of two days to allow for networking opportunities on site. For more information on the application and selection process, see our Application Guidelines for Strategic Scientific Workshops.

Application Deadline

Please submit your complete application via our online form by April 15, 2024.

Homepage Bayreuth Humboldt Centre

* Members of the Cluster of Excellence (as defined by § 11 (3) of the Cluster Rules) cannot apply if the research focus of the application is on African Studies. This is due to regulations of the German Research Foundation stipulating that the Centre cannot provide funding to enhance resources of the university’s Cluster of Excellence.


Verantwortlich für die Redaktion: Insa Kind

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