The aim of the Otto Bennemann Grant, awarded annually by the Georg Eckert Institute, is to promote work in textbook research which takes an innovative methodological approach. Otto Bennemann (1903-2003), after whom the grant was named, supported the work of the Institute when he was Mayor of Braunschweig and continued to do so as Lower Saxony's Minister of the Interior. The grant is financed by the foundation he established.
The grant, whose value is 2000 EUR a month, is awarded for a maximum of two months' duration each year. As its purpose is to fund research work conducted in Braunschweig, the recipient must spend the period covered by the grant working at the Georg Eckert Institute. Applications for the grant for a particular year must be submitted to the Institute's director by 15 September of the preceding year.
The grant holder is required to give a public lecture at the Georg Eckert Institute.
Travel expenses are not automatically covered in connection with the grant. However, grant holders may apply for a travel expenses allowance, which may be paid, provided funds are available, in cases of demonstrable need. The allowance covers up to 50% of the grant holder's travel expenses, to a maximum of 500 EUR.
The regulations attached to the Georg Eckert Institute's standard fellowship programme also apply to the Otto Bennemann Grant.
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