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Funding Support

The Junior Scholar Office (WiN-UBT) offers financial support opportunities for all career levels and is the contact for the application process for awards from various organizations.

Funding opportunities for doctoral students

Campus-CardHide

For the use of the library, the IT service and money transactions (e.g. in the cafeteria), a user authorization, the UBT Campus Card, is required at the University of Bayreuth. Members of the University of Bayreuth Graduate School (UBGTS) can apply for the Campus-Card even without enrollment or employment at the University of Bayreuth. The duration is determined by the UBTGS and depends on the expected doctoral period. You will receive the card by application through the secretariat responsible for your supervisor. Due to the campus card for members of the UBTGS, you will receive the status of an employee of the University of Bayreuth.

Individual budgetHide

As a member of the University of Bayreuth Gradudate School you will receive an individual budget to support your doctoral studies and the development and expansion of your (inter)national network.
For example, active participation in conferences, summer schools and FBZHL seminars as well as research stays are funded.

The use of the individual budget is only possible after you have fulfilled the following three requirements in any order:

  • Participation in a kick-off seminar
  • Participation in a workshop marked with an *
  • Upload of your certificate to the e-learning course "Good Scientific Practice"

Individual budget - documents

Publication bonusHide

In addition to the individual budget, members can receive a publication bonus in recognition of their first publication in a leading peer-reviewed journal.

Publication bonus

Funding for conferences/meetings from the UBTGS community share.Hide

Members of the University of Bayreuth Graduate School can apply for funding of self-organized scientific workshops or conferences. The planning of the event must be in the early stages and the application must be submitted by several members, preferably from different disciplines.
Applications can be submitted at any time.

UBTGS Conference Funding

  • Prerequisite is consultation with the Junior Scholar Office (WiN-UBT) prior to application.
  • Download: information and advice for applicants UBTGS conference funding (coming soon)
  • Contact: Dr. Mabel Braun, +49 921 55-7788, graduateschool@uni-bayreuth.de
Bridging FundHide

The Bridging Fund supports doctoral students in starting or continuing their doctoral studies at the university. For this purpose, the fund can finance the employment as a part-time scientific assistant of up to four months.
Applications can be submitted at any time.

Which situations are supported?

  • Advance (waiting period) for a grant application that has already been submitted or a research project that has already been approved
  • Unforeseen gaps in funding during the doctorate
  • Hardship cases (especially with regard to family-friendly doctoral conditions)

The final phase of a doctorate or the waiting period between thesis and disputation (oral examination) are usually not funded.

Bridging Fund

Grammarly@edu-LicensesHide

Doctoral students of the University of Bayreuth who write their dissertation, publications or other academic documents in English can get a licensed access for the writing assistance software Grammarly@edu. Included in the access is a plagiarism check.
Access will be granted per semester. Renewal for the following semester is possible via sending an e-mail.

Grammarly@edu


Funding opportunities for young scholars with doctoral degrees

At the University of Bayreuth, young researchers with doctoral degrees include postdocs, heads of junior research groups, post-doctoral researchers and junior professors.
Postdocs conducting research at the University with a scholarship should strive for membership at the University according to §1 of the Grundordnung (only available in German) in order to benefit from the support measures. Please contact your faculty for this purpose.

Travel GrantsHide

With the funding measure WiN-UBT Travel Grants, the University of Bayreuth provides funds to its young postdoctoral researchers for travel as part of their career development.
Funding is provided for international conference participation (with own contribution), continuing education measures and travel for networking within the context of one's own research or scientific community.

The call for proposals is twice a year, application deadlines are January 15 and July 15. The opening of the call is communicated separately. Applications must be submitted via the WiN portal, there is no separate application form.

Travel Grants

Conference GrantsHide

In the WiN-UBT Conference Grants funding line, the University of Bayreuth provides funding to its young scholars with PhDs for the organization of independently initiated conferences or workshops.
The goal is to support the visibility of the university's young scholars in the scientific community.

The funding is announced once a year in spring (Call March 15, application deadline May 15). The opening of the call is communicated separately. Applications must be uploaded to the WiN portal.

Conference Grants

WiN-UBT teachHide

The funding line WiN-UBT teach supports the participation in continuing education measures of the Fortbildungszentrum Hochschullehre (FBZHL).
The costs for events of the FBZHL are covered, individually or until one of the certificates of the FBZHL is obtained. The costs of participation in FBZHL events at other Bavarian universities are also covered (seminar fee only).

WiN-UBT teach:

Grammarly@edu-LicensesHide

Young scholars with a PhD who write English-language publications or other academic texts can obtain licensed access to the writing assistance software Grammarly@edu. Included in the access is a plagiarism check.
Access will be granted per semester. Renewal for the following semester is possible via sending an e-mail.

Grammarly@edu


Funding opportunities for junior professors

Conference GrantsHide

  

In the WiN-UBT Conference Grants funding line, the University of Bayreuth provides funding to its young scholars with doctoral degrees for the organization of independently initiated conferences or workshops.
The aim is to support the visibility of the University's young scholars in the scientific community.

The funding is announced once a year in spring (call March 1st, application deadline April 30). The opening of the call is communicated separately. Applications must be submitted via the WiN portal.

Conference Grants

WiN-UBT teachHide

The funding line WiN-UBT teach supports the participation in continuing education measures of the Fortbildungszentrum Hochschullehre (FBZHL).
The costs for events of the FBZHL are covered, individually or until one of the certificates of the FBZHL is obtained. The costs of participation in FBZHL events at other Bavarian universities are also covered (seminar fee only).

WiN-UBT teach:

Grammarly@edu-LicensesHide

Junior professors who write English-language publications or other academic texts can obtain licensed access to the writing assistance software Grammarly@edu. Included in the access is a plagiarism check.
Access will be granted per semester. Renewal for the following semester is possible via sending an e-mail.

Grammarly@edu


Awards for young scholars

AwardsHide

The Junior Scholar Office (WiN-UBT) is your point of contact for the application process for awarding prices for outstanding doctorates from various organizations. WiN-UBT prepares the submission, which is finally made by the university management. Please note that not every price is awarded annually. We send out the relevant information via our newsletter and announce this on our homepage under "News".

Contact: Dipl.-Ing. Iris Hetz, +49 921 55-7781, win-ubt@uni-bayreuth.de

Prize of the City of Bayreuth

The Prize of the City of Bayreuth is awarded annually and is open to all disciplines. Three outstanding dissertations are awarded, each of which is endowed with 500€.

Culture Award Bavaria Bayernwerk AG

The Bayernwerk in partnership with the Bavarian State Ministry for Science and Art awards the best graduates of all state universities in Bavaria with the Bavarian Culture Prize, in addition to artists and cultural workers. This is aimed at the best doctoral thesis from our university and is endowed with 2,000€.

Bertha Benz Prize

The Daimler and Benz Foundation annually awards the Bertha Benz Prize to young female engineers who have created added value for society with the results of their dissertation and are nominated by their scientific institutions. The prize, which is endowed with 10,000 €, is awarded annually and honors - in reference to Bertha Benz - pioneering spirit, courage and visionary character. The deadline for applications for the prize is March 1 each year.

German Thesis Award of the Körber Foundation

Every year, the Körber Foundation awards the German Thesis Award to the best doctoral candidates in all disciplines. In addition to academic excellence, what counts most is the specific social significance of the research contributions: The young scientists are encouraged to highlight the social value of their own research achievements and to engage in a public debate about them.

GI Dissertation Award
Every year, the Gesellschaft für Informatik, together with the Swiss Informatics Society (SI) and the Austrian Computer Society (OCG), announces the GI Dissertation Award for outstanding dissertations in computer science. This includes not only work that represents an advance in computer science, but also work from applications of computer science in other disciplines and work that explores the interactions between computer science and society. Only dissertations for which the date of the oral examination falls within the period from January 1 to December 31 of the previous year are eligible. The prize is endowed with 5,000€.

Klaus Tschira Foundation

The Klaus Tschira Foundation announces the annual KlarText Prize for Science Communication. Applications are open to scholars who have received their doctorate in the previous two years. The prize is open to all scientists who have written a doctoral thesis in biology, chemistry, computer science, geosciences, mathematics, neuroscience or physics. Those who have completed a doctorate in a related field but can assign their work to one of the seven areas are also welcome to apply. The prize is endowed with 7,500€. The application period begins on December 1, 2021 and ends on February 28, 2022.

Augsburg Science Award for Intercultural Studies 2021

The University of Augsburg, the Forum Intercultural Living and Learning (FiLL e. V.) and the Peace City of Augsburg jointly award the Augsburg Science Prize for Intercultural Studies. The Augsburg Science Award for Intercultural Studies, which was first announced in 1997 on the initiative of the founder of FiLL e. V., the entrepreneur and later Augsburg Peace Prize winner Helmut Hartmann, honors outstanding achievements by young scholars whose research deals with the intercultural reality in Germany and the related issues and challenges. The competition is open to all academic disciplines and aims to reward interdisciplinary and innovative work. The award is intended to provide an incentive for thematically relevant research work and to promote intercultural issues in particular. The award is open to academic qualification papers that have been submitted to a German university no more than two years prior to the current application deadline.

Applications are to be submitted digitally by one of the supervising university teachers with a copy of the thesis (in pdf), a summary of the study (max. four pages) prepared by the applicant (regarding the criteria 1. motivation, 2. social relevance and fit to the thematic focus of the award, 3. method, 4. results), the two reviews of the supervisors (in copy) as well as a curriculum vitae to the responsible staff member of the University of Augsburg, Kristina Keil (kristina.keil@presse.uni-augsburg.de).

Application deadline is December 10, 2021.

Tender offer: Augsburger Wissenschaftspreis für interkulturelle Studien 2022 (German), Awards at the University of Augsburg (English)


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