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Current Calls for Applications

Junior and Senior Fellowship Programme 2022

Call for Applications

Application deadline: October 13, 2021

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

Fellowships for the year 2022

 - open to all disciplines* -

Senior Fellowships: Award sum: 50,000 €.

Junior Fellowships: Award sum: 30,000 €.

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 UBT. Prior to submission of the application, applicants are required to identify a researcher in Bayreuth with whom they aim to carry out their research project. The local hosts provide their Fellows with appropriate office and lab space and an up-to-date infrastructure. Applications are welcome from all disciplines, although exceptions apply.* 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. We emphatically encourage women and non-binary researchers to apply. For more information on the application and selection process (required documents, guidelines on eligibility, hosts, evaluation criteria, timeline and stages of the selection process) see our Application Guidelines for Fellowships.

Application Deadline

Please submit your complete application via our online form by October 13, 2021.



Short Term Grants Programme 2022

Call for Applications

Application deadline: November 4, 2021

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

Short Term Grants for the year 2022

- open to all disciplines* -

Short Term Grants 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 €. 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 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.*

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. 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 November 4, 2021.


* Principal Investigators from the Cluster of Excellence cannot act as hosts 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.


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