The concept of the Gerhard-Bersu-Scholarship is to exclusively sponsor intellectually gifted young scholars. It will be granted to particularly challenging academic research (dissertations, habilitations, and other scholarly works) about the archaeology of Saxony, Lower Silesia (vojvodeship Dolnoslaskie) and Bohemia (in the regions Karlovarský kraj, Kràlovèhradecký kraj, Liberecký kraj, Pardubický kraj, Plzensky kraj, Ùstecký kraj and Strédoceský kraj).

This grant is not dependent on the applicants nationality and place of study and will be given independently from the family income and/or support through third persons.