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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.

Selection and sponsorship
The selection of the projects is decided by an independent committee in which students are also represented. In addition to the quality and creative content of the projects, social aspects as well as aspects for the consideration of diversity are welcome. The program does not support business start-ups. Legal action against the decision of the panel is excluded. There are two calls for proposals every year.

The project application should not exceed 5,000 euros. The funds are earmarked for the respective project. A grant can be awarded to individual students as well as to student teams. The funding decision will be made in the same semester and the funded projects will subsequently be published.

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
  • Detailed plan of project phases (what steps are planned?)
  • Detailed and reasonable financial plan (how will the funds be used?) (please refer to our FAQ page for more details)
  • 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 on the right side of this page.

Attention: In the funding decision only complete applications are considere

In case of technical problems during the application portal, please take a screenshot of the error message. If you are not able to apply via the eCampus / application portal, please submit your complete application in electronic form (eg as a PDF document) and send it together with the screenshot of the error message by e-mail with the Subject "creativity / your last name" at kreativitaet-im-studium [at]

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

The deadline for the second call of 2020 ends on January 25, 2021.

For further information about the competition please contact Ms Meike Gottschlich, Tel. +49 (0)551/39-28882. Tuesday and Thursday, 14:30 - 15:15