Matching Funds for German-American Research Projects

The German-American Academic Council Foundation (GAAC), in agreement with the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH) and the German Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Technology, will make TransCoop Program funds available in 1997 to support research projects between German, U.S.-American scholars in the humanities and social sciences, economics and law.

The Bonn-based AvH established TransCoop in 1990 to promote transatlantic research cooperation. In July 1994 the GAAC took over the management of the program. The AvH, one of the seven science organizations affiliated with the GAAC, will remain the sponsoring institution of TransCoop.

Projects selected for funding can receive a total of DM 90,000 (US $60,000) each. Funding has to be applied for in German currency (D-Mark). The maximum duration of sponsorship for each project is three years. TransCoop funds have to be equally matched by funds from U.S. sources. The amount and sources of the matching funds must be detailed in the application and have to be confirmed before TransCoop funding commences.

Complete applications materials and more information about the German-American Academic Council are on the GAAC web site (

-- Elva E. Power, Office of International Programs


Volume 43 Number 19
January 28, 1997

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