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Serves to promote artistic, scientific and art-based research projects by students of all fields of study.

Please note that the potentially funded project must be directly linked to the respective study program. This means that e.g. artistic projects applied for by doctoral candidates will not be funded. Exception: PhD in Practice candidates may apply for funding of artistic projects since these are required by the curriculum.

Application period | 03.11.–17.11.2021

Deadline | 17.11.2021, 11.00 a.m.

Submissions only via the Academy's Submission System

Necessary for submission:

1. Project proposal (file size: 3 MB)

  • Abstract of the project (700 characters incl. space character)
  • optional: Letter of motivation (800 characters incl. space character)
  • Description of the project (2.000 characters incl. space character)
  • if available: Project-related work samples/drafts
  • Time line
  • Financial plan, which has to contain realistic project costs
  • Brief summary of the project (max. 5 sentences)
  • Name of two reference persons from the teaching staff (signature required) --> Please note that the teacher's signature will only be given after a joint discussion of the submitted project.

2.     Portfolio (file size: 10 MB with max. 20 pages)

    Documentation of artistic work (max. five works/also applies to videos)

3.     Current residence registration certificate (Meldebestätigung/"Meldezettel")

Please note that all three documents must be uploaded separately as PDF files with the following file name: 

  1. Project proposal_Name_PJF
  2. Portfolio_Name_PJF
  3. Meldezettel_Name_PJF

The following costs are generally not funded:

  • Remuneration for applicants
  • Living costs (e.g. rent)
  • Catering
  • New acquisition of technical equipment, which can be rented or borrowed (e.g. screens, cameras, projectors etc.)

Please note: Non-rentable or non-borrowable equipment can be funded. If the acquisition costs exceed EUR 700,- (excl. value added tax), the device passes into the respective institute's possession after the project has been completed.

It is possible to apply for both the Advancement Scholarship and the Project Financing. Please note, however, that only one of the two scholarships can be awarded to you.

Necessary if project financing has been granted:

Please note that you have to deliver a report and an accounting including original receipts to the Vice-Rectorate for Art ITeaching . After completion of the respective project, a report and an accounting including original receipts must be submitted in time.

Deadline for the account:

Project Financing provided in the winter semester: May 31st of the following calendar year
Project Financing provided in the summer term: November 30th of the same calendar year