Facts and figures
You can read general information about the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities in our overview flyer (e-paper in German, English version will be out soon)
|Section I||male||45||Section I||male||32||Young Scholars||male||7|
|Section II||male||29||Section II||male||8||Honorary |
|Section III||male||54||Section III||male||32|
|Section IV||male||43||Section IV||male||22|
|scientific staff||non-scientific staff|
The Free State of Bavaria is the academy’s main source of funding. In addition, the academy derives over one third of its annual budget of approximately EUR 45 million from external sources such as the European Union, the German Research Foundation and various endowments.
The majority of the external funding comes from the Academies’ Programme, which was set up to fund long-term research projects with a duration of 12 to a maximum of 25 years. The German government and federal states have been supporting the programme since 1979/80. Currently worth approximately EUR 60 million per annum, this is one of Germany’s top research programmes for the humanities.
Coordinated by the Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities, the Academies’ Programme employs a staff of around 900 working on 144 projects at 199 locations. The current (2016) level of funding under the programme is EUR 62.9 million. The Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities is involved in 25 programme projects at 25 locations spanning Bavaria, three other German states and Switzerland. In 2015, it received EUR 9 million in programme funding.
Most of the academy’s wealth from endowments and legacies, which was quite considerable in the early days, was largely eroded as a result of inflation during the 20th century. The money remaining was used to set up two funds, with the proceeds supporting the academy’s research endeavours.
Budget (as of 2020)
Administration and Young scholars
|Kommission für bayerische Landesgeschichte||474.082|
|Walther-Meißner-Institute for Low Temperature Research||3.089.507|
|Leibniz Supercomputing Centre||17.097.223|
|Bavarian Research Institute for Digital Transformation||3.317.304|
|Government funding total||46.098.646|
|Kommission für bayerische Landesgeschichte||81.029|
|Walther-Meißner-Institute for Low Temperature Research||3.246.077|
|Leibniz Supercomputing Centre||4.121.591|
|Bavarian Research Institute for Digital Transformation||24.931|
Third-party funding total:
|Third-party funding rate in %||26,36|
The main offices of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities are located in the north-east wing of the Munich Residenz (the former royal palace). It has other locations on the campuses of Bavarian universities, including the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich and the University of Würzburg.
The Leibniz Supercomputing Centre and the Walther-Meißner-Institute are located on the research campus in Garching. The Bavarian Research Institute for Digital Transformation (bidt) is located in the center of Munich.
See the maps at contact.