BayIntAn - Promoting Cooperation

Bavarian Funding Programme for the Initiation of International Projects

The Bavarian Funding Programme for the Initiation of International Projects (BayIntAn) provides assistance for establishing and strengthening the scientific cooperation between scientists at Bavarian state and state-supported non-state universities and international research institutes. Bavaria's State Ministry of Science and the Arts finances the funding programme. The objective of this programme is to further strengthen Bavaria as a centre for science and innovation by promoting international scientific cooperation. The prerequisite for being funded is that the planned cooperation must include at least one international partner.
The Bavarian Research Alliance (BayFOR) is commissioned by Bavaria's State Ministry of Science and the Arts to oversee the programme. Based on standardized evaluation criteria BayFOR selects the most promising projects from the pool of intended cooperation projects – for which an application for funding of up to maximum EUR 10,000 can be submitted – and it grants the corresponding funds within the framework of the available budget. The evaluation criteria include sustainability, development opportunities of the planned projects, the possible initiation of specific projects as part of the international research cooperation as well as the suitability and need to receive the requested funding. In case of positive evaluation, an endowment contract is formed between the applicant and the Bavarian Research Alliance that includes the General Ancillary Conditions for Grants to Further Projects (ANBest-P).

The Bavarian Funding Programme for the Initiation of International Projects (BayIntAn) is based on partial financing. The participating organisations must therefore ensure that additional project-related expenses can be borne by the requesting organisation.

The deadline for the next call for applications for 2024 is:

Unfortunately, the 3rd call for proposals with a planned deadline of 4 June has to be cancelled for budgetary reasons. The funding year 2024 is therefore closed. After the summer break, the OASys application portal will be reopened for the 2025 call! The exact deadline (expected to be 5 November) will be published on this website 6 to 8 weeks in advance.

The following expenditures for Bavarian scientists can be subsidized:

  • Travel expenses (in case of airfare: Economy class) to and from the location of the project partner.
  • The stay of Bavarian scientists belonging to the project team at the project partner's premises. In such case, the maximum support is based on the fixed daily rate for overnight accommodations abroad per person in accordance with Bavaria's Auslandsreisekostenverordnung (BayARV: Ordinance on Official Travel Abroad) and the applicable travel expense rates for abroad.

In exceptional cases, travel expenses from international project partners to the German project location can also be financed.
The following expenditures can not be subsidized:

  • A supplementary fixed project fee
  • Personnel expenses
  • Standard basic equipment such as office materials or communication equipment
  • Laboratory and data processing equipment

Other project-related material expenses (specific consumables, equipment, rent, conference attendance fees, etc.) can only be subsidized in exceptional cases.

Submitting an application for support

To apply for a grant, please use the online submission system OASys, and have a look at: The original application as a defined extract from OASys with a legally binding signature by an authorized member of the university's management or an office commissioned by the university and the project manager must be sent by post to the Bavarian Research Alliance within fourteen days:

Bavarian Research Alliance
Attn. Mr Martin Reichel
Managing Director
Prinzregentenstrasse 52
80538 Munich

The decision on funding will be sent within 4 to 6 weeks after the closing date. Applications that are not accepted for budgetary reasons can be earmarked for re-evaluation during the next review period.

For further information, please see the following documents:

Guidelines for Applicants
Information on Funding Requests
BayIntAn presentation
BayIntAn Flyer

Applications for support of scientific cooperation projects between Bavaria and the regions Latin America, China, France or California shall be submitted directly to the respective university centres BAYLAT (Latin America), BayCHINA (China), BayFrance (France) or BaCaTeC (California).

Contact at BayFOR

Should you have any questions or require more information about the Bavarian Funding Programme for the Initiation of International Projects (BayIntAn), please contact:

Dr. rer. nat. Günther Weiß

Dr. rer. nat. Günther Weiß
Head of Unit Liaison Office Research Associations
Phone: +49 89 9 90 18 88-190


Bavarian Research Alliance (BayFOR)
Prinzregentenstrasse 52
80538 Munich

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