The Jakob-Fugger-Zentrum - a Center for Transnational Studies - is an interdisciplinary and internationally oriented research center at the University of Augsburg, which merges, connects and brings together research foci and key issues in the cultural sciences, humanities and social sciences and promotes their public visibility. It encourages academic exchange between its members, coordinates international cooperation, organizes conferences, facilitates the publication of research results and offers support in the administration and acquisition of third-party funds.


The Jakob-Fugger-Zentrum continuously distributes grants for

International conference grants

The International conference grant scheme is only open to members of the Jakob-Fugger-Zentrum. Within this scheme, members of the JFZ can apply for financial support for an international conference related to a project based within the Jakob-Fugger-Zentrum. Funded conferences must take place in Augsburg with the participation of national and international researchers. They should be organized mainly by members of the University of Augsburg. 


If funding is approved for an International conference grant application, the JFZ will cover the following costs:


  • Travel and accommodation expenses for conference participants, fees for plenary speakers, costs for conference flyers (up to € 1.500 total)
  • Food and beverages for conference participants (up to € 1.500 total)

The JFZ will also provide administrative support for organizing the conference.


Please submit applications for International conference grants via email and at least three months prior to the conference start date. Applications should include a preliminary conference schedule and program, a list of confirmed participants, a detailed cost overview and a short description (1 page) specifying how the conference is related to and embedded into the associated research at the JFZ.

Guidance for applicants


Applications for an International conference grant should include the following documents:


  • Preliminary conference program and schedule
  • List of confirmed speakers
  • Estimated total cost of the conference and financing scheme
  • Detailed overview of the costs to be covered by JFZ
  • Tentative conference date
  • Short description of the connection between the conference and a research project rooted at JFZ
  • Statement on whether funding has already been requested from third parties for this project and, if so, what the status of the review is.

Funding applications for International conference grants are accepted on a continuous basis but should be submitted no later than 3 months before the planned conference date. Funding decisions are made by the Jakob-Fugger-Zentrum management team. Please submit your application via email to:

Universität Augsburg
Jakob-Fugger-Zentrum – Forschungskolleg für Transnationale Studien
Phone: +49 821 / 598 – 5208


Center Management