The Univerein holds three foundations in trust as assets that are separate from the organization’s general assets. These foundations serve to support international relations and various areas of research at the University of Bayreuth.
The aim of this foundation is to support the University of Bayreuth’s international academic relationships. It supports relationships in teaching and research with foreign universities, research centres, and other institutions, especially via symposia, partnerships, the exchange of professors and other scientists, and similar forms of cooperation.
Otto Warburg Chemistry Foundation
The Otto Warburg Chemistry Foundation supports research and teaching in chemistry at the University of Bayreuth and seeks to improve public perception of chemistry. It supports postdoctoral research projects, dissertations, and other research projects in research and teaching with both German and international universities, especially via symposia, partnerships, the exchange of professors and other scientists, and similar forms of cooperation.
Foundation for the Advancement of American Studies at the University of Bayreuth
This foundation supports American studies at the University of Bayreuth. It fosters the work carried out by the Institute for American Studies at the University of Bayreuth in the comparative social sciences by way of grants to cover the costs incurred by the institute for which sufficient funding would otherwise not be available.