Berkeley-Regensburg Faculty Mobility Grant

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The partnership between UC Berkeley and the University of Regensburg, Germany, was established in 2017. Both universities are now seeking to intensify their collaboration, and the University of Regensburg is pleased to announce a scholarship opportunity for Berkeley faculty in all fields. 

The University of Regensburg, founded in 1962 as the fourth Bavarian state university, is a modern campus university with 21,000 students located at the southern edge of the UNESCO World Heritage city of Regensburg. It covers the full disciplinary spectrum of the Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Life Sciences. Among its special areas of concentration in research and teaching, transnational area studies hold a particularly prominent position. The Center for International and Transnational Area Studies (CITAS) coordinates several multi- and interdisciplinary centers and platforms focusing on European Studies, Southeast and East European Studies, Bohemian Studies, European-American Studies, and Spanish Studies. In 2017, the Institute of East and Southeast European Studies (IOS) became a Leibniz Institute. The university’s excellent library facilities include the Electronic Journals Library and special holdings in the above mentioned fields of transnational area studies.

The scholarship has a duration of up to ten days.

Award amount/conditions: The fellowship offered by the University of Regensburg covers EUR 1,500 for travel costs and a stipend of EUR 89/day for up to ten days. Berkeley professors are expected to offer at least one lecture or workshop during their stay in Regensburg. For teaching activities in cooperation with a Regensburg professor additional funding will be provided.

Eligibility: Open to UC Berkeley faculty. 

Application Instructions

Applicants must submit the following materials:

  1. A one-page application letter, with a short description of the reason for your application, the title of your lecture/workshop and indication of whether you also plan to offer a class in cooperation with a Regensburg professor.
  2. A short confirmation letter (or e-mail) from a faculty member at the University of Regensburg, indicating the duration of your stay
  3. A short CV (max 2 pages)

Deadline: Fall semester: October 1 / Spring semester: March 1

For more information about the partnership between IES and the University of Regensburg, please contact Paul Vickers <>

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