Research funding in Germany, now also for applicants (m/f) from India, Indonesia, Japan and Vietnam.
The „Crossing Borders“ program of the Robert Bosch Foundation and the Literarisches Colloquium Berlin funds international research stays of authors, filmmakers and photographers. Applicants from India, Indonesia, Japan and Vietnam can now apply for research grants. We are looking for creative people working on relevant themes with a concrete publication proposal and a willingness to engage differentially with the German culture. The aim of the program is to support creative projects, which break existing stereotypes and open a broad perspective on the diversity and multifaceted character of Germany to a larger public. Research grants can be applied for literary and essay prose works, poetry, photo-textbooks, children and young adult literature, scripts for documentary and feature films, radio programs and multimedia productions. Within the framework of Crossing Borders program applications are welcome from China (including Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao), India, Indonesia, Japan and Vietnam.
The amount of grant will depend on the duration of research and can be up to 9300€. The detailed calculation can be done easily with help of the online application form.
The application deadline is 01.9. – 31.10.2018.
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Detailed Information and the link to the online application portal can be looked up on:
Program detailsAn Independent jury will select projects for the grant out of the incoming applications. The results will be probably declared respectively either by mid-July or end of January.
The grant expects a high degree of self-responsibility. We cannot offer an extensive supervision, but would gladly assist in research relevant places/ Institutions and provide contacts in Germany as far as possible.
In addition to the publication of the Crossing Borders projects, grants can also be applied for the presentation of these works at public events. Applications are to be sent to the Literarisches Colloquium Berlin in this regard.
- Grant for the travel costs, for the trip to Germany, further travelling within Germany and for the return trip, to the extent of maximum 2400€.
- Grant for lodging and extra expenditures on food for a maximum of 31 days, which will be calculated as a lump sum daily allowance.
- Grant for the research, for the preparation, carrying out and post-processing of the research trip to the extent of 1200€ per month, for a total of 3 months.
Third party funds come from further institutions, besides the applicant and Robert Bosch Foundation. The acquisition of further monetary support is welcome. If the part of fund by third party institutions or one´s own resources is not decided at the time of application, such efforts should however be mentioned in the application.