Scholarships for Artistic Final Projects funded by the B. Braun Melsungen AG

The University of Kassel, the Kassel School of Art and Design and the B. Braun Melsungen AG share the idea of promoting academics and art in Northern Hesse in a rootedness with the region and therefore supporting the region's economy and culture. The parties have agreed to establish a programme under the name of the Otto-Braun Fund in 1989 that financially promotes young academics in the areas of the natural and technical sciences, the humanities, social sciences and business sciences, as well as young artistic talent.

Target group

Students of the University of Kassel, and especially students of the Kassel School of Art and Design, are eligible to apply for an Otto-Braun Fund scholarship for artistic final projects.

Amount of the scholarships

The scholarship for artistic final projects amounts to 520 euros per month for a maximum of six months. The possible earnings in addition to the scholarship through academic, artistic or specialised activities are limited to a maximum of 3,000 euros per six months.


The awarding of scholarships for the artistic final projects is generally for six months.

Selection procedure

The board of trustees decides on the quality and prospects of success. The biographies of the applicants provide important indications on the prospects of success. In addition, the explanation of how the project's content is relevant to B. Braun's topics can be assigned a further importance in the selection of the scholarships.

Application documents

The application should be sent in electronic form per email to: The following documents should be included for the nomination in German or English (PDF file):

  • The online registration form
  • A cover brief letter (max. one page)
  • An abstract i.e. summary of the artistic work (max. one page)
  • An exposé, including the work plan and schedule (total of max. eight pages)
  • Portfolio
  • Letter of recommendation by a professor of the School of Art and Design Kassel (the letter explains the artistic context in which the respective proposal can be classified and gives an opinion about the person who is to be funded. It is expected that the statement emphasises the candidate's special artistic abilities. Professors can recommend upto two applicants.)
  • Personal data sheet
  • The university transcript, including one copy of the high school certificate

currently no call for applications

Statutory framework

Agreement between the B. Braun Melsungen AG and the University of Kassel
for the funding of young academic and artistic talent at the University of Kassel in the form of the Otto-Braun Fund.