DAAD grants open for applications to students, academics and scientists to carry out research and continue their education in Germany in 2020. There are funding programmes for various qualification phases and stages in a career.

The aim of this programme is to enable former scholarship holders to carry out research and working projects in Germany and to maintain contacts as part of DAAD’s global alumni network.

With its development-oriented postgraduate study programmes, the DAAD promotes the training of specialists from development and newly industrialized countries. Well-trained local experts, who are networked with international partners, play an important part in the sustainable development of their countries.

Worth of Award

  • Monthly payments of
    2,000 euros for assistant teachers, assistant professors and lecturers
    2,150 euros for professors

Monthly payments for former scholarship holders who work outside the science sector will be calculated based upon their qualifications accordingly.

  • Travel allowance, unless these expenses are covered by the home country or another source of funding.
  • Other payments cannot be made.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must have returned to their home country at least three years previously.
  • The research or working project must be coordinated with a cooperation partner in Germany.
  • Former holders of DAAD research grants or study scholarships, who were funded for a period of over six months, can apply.
  • Former East German scholarship holders who studied for at least one year in Germany can also apply

Areas to be funded include:

  • Research and working projects at state or state-recognized institutions of higher education or non-university research institutes in Germany
  • Working stays at an institution in business, administration, culture or media for former scholarship holders who work outside the science sector.
  • A research or working visit can also take place at several host institutions.
  • Funding may only be claimed once within three years.

Selection

An independent selection committee reviews applications.

The most important selection criteria are:

  • Academic achievements and, if applicable, publications, which must be documented in the curriculum vitae and a list of publications
  • A convincing and well-planned research or work project
  • In the case of working stays outside the science sector, particular attention is paid to the following questions:
    – Will the stay in Germany have a sustainable effect on your professional activity?
    – Can you expect it to have multiplier effects, for example, in the form of planned publications?
    – Will your stay in Germany promote existing cooperations?

How to Apply

The application procedure occurs online through the DAAD portal. The access to the DAAD portal opens about 6 weeks before the application deadline.

Documents to be uploaded to the DAAD portal include:

  • Online application form
  • Full curriculum vitae in tabular form (max. 3 pages)
  • If necessary, list of academic publications
  • Comprehensive statement about research or working project (max. 10 pages)
  • Time schedule and itinerary (host institutions / cooperation partners) of planned research or working visit
  • Letter from host institution confirming academic cooperation, which refers to the applicant’s proposal and guarantees that the project will be supervised and a workplace provided

Deadline

October 31, for research stays starting from April
April 1, for Research stays starting from August

 

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