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Pohár - Prize for Central and Eastern European related Projects

The OTH AW Competence Center Bavaria - Central and Eastern Europe has been offering a prize of 500 – 1,000 euros since 2019. The "Pohár" (Czech, Slovak and Hungarian for trophy) is intended to annually honor creative projects and concepts developed by OTH students on the topic of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).

Aim of the award
The prize is awarded to projects and concepts that contribute to making Central and Eastern Europe better known and more attractive at the university. Students, faculty and staff are to be made interested in this still largely unknown region, its diversity, languages and potential. They should be motivated to travel, exchange and do internships or cross-border research projects.

We particularly welcome applications that either involve the partner universities of OTH Amberg-Weiden in CEE or/and submit a project idea on the topic "After Corona – new ways of cooperation with CEE partners" (universities, companies or NGOs).

Alternatively, we are also happy to receive other ideas for projects that promote Central and Eastern Europe at the OTH AW or in turn promote our university abroad (social media, creative projects, movie or music nights or an excursion – think fun). Feel free to discuss your ideas with us, before you hand it in.

Prize money
500-1000 Euro prize money**.

The target group are students of the OTH Amberg-Weiden. They can apply on their own initiative or be proposed by fellow students, professors or university staff.

The following documents must be submitted for the application :

  •     Short description of the concept, incl. a sketched time and financing plan for the realization (max. 2 pages)
  •     graphic drafts or a visualization of the idea
  •     certificate of enrollment and curriculum vitae of the persons involved in the project

In the documents, the special features of the idea, the contribution to the realization of the goals of the award and the creativity of the planned measures are to be emphasized.

The application is made online using the form below.
For further instructions and information, please refer to the award guidelines.

Application deadline
The deadline for applications is November 10, 2021.

The selection of the concept will take place in a jury meeting. The decision of the jury is final. The legal process is excluded.

The award ceremony will take place as part of the AUSGEZEICHNET celebration. Applicants are requested to keep this date free.

**The prize money will be paid out after the project idea has been implemented or for project costs incurred (e.g. tickets, accommodation, materials).

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