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Scholarship Database

Here you can find information on various kinds of DAAD funding for students, graduates and postdocs as well as on funding offered by other selected organisations.

Objective

Please note: This programme is no longer offered. Please switch to programme Research Grants in Germany.

The primary aim of this programme is to promote research projects within the context of doctoral programmes. The scholarships are funded by the German Federal Foreign Office.

Who can apply?

You can apply if you have above-average qualifications and

  • you are doing your doctorate,
  • you completed your Master's degree or Diplom, or in exceptional cases a Bachelor's degree, at the latest by the time the funding period begins, or
  • you have already completed a PhD (postdoc).
You cannot apply, if you are doing your entire doctorate at a German university.

What can be funded?

The programme provides funding for a research project or course of continuing scientific education at a state or state-recognised institution of higher education or a non-university research institute in Germany, which is being carried out in coordination with an academic adviser in Germany.

Duration of the funding

  • Funding is provided for one month to a maximum of six months. Please indicate in your application how long you wish to receive funding. The funding period will then be determined during the selection process by a selection committee. The committee takes into account your work plan.
  • The grant is non-renewable.
  • Please note in your time planning that the funded stays should be completed by March 2025 at the latest.

Value

  • Depending on academic level, monthly payments of euros 1,300.- for doctoral candidates and postdocs
    euros 934.- if you are not yet taking a doctoral degree
  • Payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance cover (see also our important information for scholarship applicants / section F, point 4)
  • Travel allowance
  • In the case of a disability or chronic illness: subsidy for additional costs which result from the disability or chronic illness and are not covered by other funding providers: Further information
  • Green Mobility Top Up (Support for climate-friendly travel) or partial reimbursement of carbon offset payments for air travel

Selection

An independent selection committee reviews applications.

Central selection criteria are:

  • a convincing and well-planned research or training project
  • academic achievements
Furthermore, additional documents submitted that prove the applicant's professional aptitude or provide information about extracurricular commitment will also be included in the evaluation.

The selection committee also gives due consideration to equal opportunities; you can provide relevant information in the application form.
For more information on the selection procedure, go to Important Scholarship Information / Section E.

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