Small Grants for Research Projects on the Topic of Bremen Colonialism

Researchers in the social sciences and humanities at the University of Bremen are eligible to apply. Funding is available for both knowledge- and application-oriented research approaches as well as projects with transfer activities or their dissemination. The planned projects must address Bremen's role in the history of colonialism. Preparatory activities that support participation in funding programs of the federal government, the DFG, the EU, as well as other foundations are particularly welcome. For smaller projects on the topic of "Bremen Colonialism", support funds of up to 5,000 EUR can be requested. Eligible are for example costs for open access publications, the organization of or participation in (virtual) workshops, summer schools or panel discussions, funds for student assistants, travel expenses for research purposes (travel and accommodation costs e.g. for keynote speakers).


Doctoral candidates accepted by the doctoral committees, postdoctoral researchers, (senior) researchers, lecturers and professors.


The decisive factors are the feasibility, the quality of the proposed project, and the contribution to the topic of "Bremen Colonialism".

For doctoral candidates: The project to be financed should be a supplement to the doctoral project that provides additional qualifications or is conducive to networking in the respective scientific community. The core project of the PhD cannot be funded through this funding line. The planned doctoral period should not be extended by the funding.


Grants are awarded for activities that will be completed by the end of the calendar year 2023. Grants awarded to doctoral students must be related to the doctoral project in terms of time and subject matter. Personnel funds (student assistants are exempt) and funds that are regularly funded from basic supplies (e.g., workspace and equipment) are not eligible for funding.


Applications can be submitted continuously until the last possible application date of 30.6.2023. The Vice President Research decides on these applications.

Application Deadline

Continuous until 30.06.2023

Programme Coordination

Evgenija Kraus
Phone: +49 421 218-57111 
SFG-Building, Room 3290