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 travel grants (incoming)


The International travel grant scheme is only open to members of the Jakob-Fugger-Zentrum. This scheme enables members of the JFZ to invite international colleagues to Augsburg to jointly work on a research project based within the Jakob-Fugger-Zentrum, ideally with the objective to prepare a grant proposal to a funding institution. The purpose of the stay in Augsburg must be purely research-oriented. Guests coming to Augsburg within this grant scheme are not eligible to teach classes on campus.


International travel grants (incoming) are awarded for a period between 3 weeks and 2 months. If funding is approved, the JFZ will cover the following costs (up to a maximum of € 5.000): 


  • Travel allowance according to DAAD guidelines
  • Subsistance allowance:

Per diem allowance: € 89 (for up to 22 days)

Monthly allowance: € 2.000

Guidance for applicants


Applications for a International travel grants (incoming) should include the following documents:


  • Name, contact details, home institution and planned duration of stay of the guest to be invited to Augsburg
  • CV and publication list of the guest
  • Short work and research agenda
  • Short description of the correlation between the guest's visit and a research project based within the JFZ (please outline why the guest researcher’s stay in Augsburg is crucial for work on the project)
  • 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 travel grants are accepted on a continuous basis but should be submitted no later than 3 months before the planned trip. 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