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Call for competition entries: Creativity and Studies

We look forward to your projects!

This competition calls on all students (except PhD students) who, aside from their studies, have interesting ideas for a project that they would like to realise either individually or as a team. The project should relate to a scope wider than the degree subject. Students from all university faculties have the opportunity to realise creative and unconventional projects. The projects may be carried out with partners from other institutions or business, as well as by involving international cooperation. Engagement with socially-relevant issues is desirable. The project may also involve travel.

The AKB-Stiftung
The programme is made possible by the AKB-Stiftung (Charitable Foundation of the Carl-Ernst Büchting Family), which has provided support enabling the fund for realising such projects to be established.

Who can take part?
All matriculated students from all the faculties of the University of Göttingen (except PhD students) are entitled to take part.

How do I enter?
Please present your projects using no more than five pages. Explain your planned project and describe the objectives you want to achieve with the project.
Please upload your application via the online application site and submit the following documents:

  • Brief description of the planned project and why it is needed
  • Plan of project phases (what steps are planned?)
  • Financial plan (how will the funds be used?)
  • Brief CV with presentation of your current study situation
  • Informal declaration of consent to publication of an obligatory one-page final report (transfer of rights to the University of Göttingen)

For more information, please find our FAQs (pdf) on the right side of this page.

If you are not able to use the online application site, please submit your complete entry in electronic format (e.g. as PDF document) or as one hard copy.

Summer semester's deadline is July 1st, 2019 (11.59 p.m.).

Student and Academic Services
Ms Meike Gottschlich
Wilhelmsplatz 2, 37073 Göttingen
(Subject: Creativity/your surname)

For further information about the competition please contact Ms Meike Gottschlich, Tel. +49 (0)551/39-28882.

Selection and sponsorship

The amount of funding requested depends on the project and should not exceed 5,000 Euros. The funds are earmarked for the project in question. Sponsorship may be awarded either to individual students or to teams of students. The award of sponsorship will be decided in the same semester and the winning project concepts will then be published.

An independent body (with student representation) will decide on the selection of projects. Besides the quality and creativity of the project the selection procedure will also take into account social aspects and take consideration of diversity. This programme will not sponsor any business start-ups. The judges decision is final; there is no legal right of appealing against the decision of the body. This competition is hold twice a year.