DAAD grants provide foreign academics and scientists with an opportunity to carry out research and continue their education in Germany. There are funding programmes for various qualification phases and stages in a career.

The aim of this particular programme is to support short-term research stays and thus promote the exchange of experience and networking amongst colleagues.

Who can apply?

University teachers and established academics and scientists who have usually completed a doctoral degree and work at a university or research institute in their home country.

Note:
Former holders of fellowships from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation are requested to contact first the Humboldt Foundation.

What can be funded?

  • Research stays at state or state-recognised institutions of higher education or non-university research institutes in Germany. A research stay can also take place at several host institutions.
  • Funding may only be claimed once within three years.
  • Lecture tours or visits to congresses are not funded.

Duration of the funding

  • One to three months; the length of the grant is decided by a selection committee and depends on the project in question and the applicant's work schedule.
  • The grant is non-renewable.

Value

  • Monthly payments of
    2,000 euros for assistant teachers, assistant professors and lecturers,
    2,150 euros for professors
  • Travel allowance, unless these expenses are covered by the home country or another source of funding
  • Other payments cannot be made.

Selection

An independent selection committee reviews applications.

The most important selection criteria are:
  • academic achievements and recent publications which must be documented in the curriculum vitae and a list of publications
  • a convincing and well-planned research project

What requirements must be met?

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  • Applicants must work at a university or institute of higher education in their home country.
  • The research project must be coordinated with an academic host institute in Germany. The applicant must be provided with a workplace.

Language skills

  • A German language certificate is not required. Though we assume that the applicant has contacted the German host institute in advance to make sure that the applicant will be able to communicate with his/her colleagues, e. g. in English.
The application procedure occurs online through the DAAD portal.

The access to the DAAD portal opens about 6 weeks before the application deadline.

Application documents

Documents to be uploaded to the DAAD portal:
  • Online application form
  • Full curriculum vitae in tabular form (max. 3 pages)
  • List of academic publications (max. 3 pages)
  • Comprehensive statement about research project (max. 10 pages)
  • Time schedule and itinerary (host institutes / academic hosts) of the planned research stay
  • Letter from host confirming academic cooperation, which refers to the applicant's proposal and guarantees that a workplace will be provided

Application deadline

April 1st for research stays starting August 1st of the same year and January 15th of the following year; August 31st for research stays starting between 1st February and 15th July of the following year.

Application location

DAAD Information Centre Madrid
c/o Goethe Institut

Calle Zurbarán, 21
28010 Madrid
Spain
Tel.: +34 (91) /7024-920
Fax.: +34 (91)/7024-920
E-Mail.: info@daad.es
WWW.: http://www.daad.es

Please note

  • Your application is only valid if you submit all the required documents to the DAAD portal on time.
  • (If documents are to be submitted by post, please send them as soon as possible.)
  • The DAAD portal closes at 24.00 hrs. Central European Time (CET) on the last application day.
  • Late or incomplete applications cannot be considered. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that their applications are complete.
  • The application documents remain with the DAAD. Data relating to applicants is saved by the DAAD in accordance with the Federal Data Protection Act and with the EU Data Protection Regulation insofar as this data is needed to process the application.

Information and advisory centres

DAAD Information Centre Madrid
c/o Goethe Institut

Calle Zurbarán, 21
28010 Madrid
Spain
Tel.: +34 (91) /7024-920
Fax.: +34 (91)/7024-920
E-Mail.: info@daad.es
WWW.: http://www.daad.es

DAAD - Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (German Academic Exchange Service)
Section ST21 - Western, Central and Southeastern Europe
Mrs Veronica Metje
Phone: +49 (228) 882-528
e-mail: metje@daad.de

More detailed information

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Further important information:
  • The selection committe does not necessarily grant the whole submitted scholarship period and may also grant scholarships for shorter periods. The decision will be made by the selection committee on the basis of the submitted application documents and the available funds.
  • The scholarship period should preferentially span full month periods (1st to 30th/31st). Applications for intra-month periods should be an exception.

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General information on the application via DAAD portal

You can access the DAAD portal by clicking "Application portal" at the end of the page. Here you will find an online application form in which you can enter your application data.

This is what you have to do:

Register in the DAAD portal (Read notes about registering in the portal >>)

Applying online in the DAAD portal (Read notes on applying in the portal >>)
  • Download and complete the online application form
  • Prepare application documents
  • If necessary, translate documents (unless they are already in German or English).
  • Scan paper documents (except references) and save in PDF format. Please note that you can only upload PDF files to the portal.
  • Upload the completed application form and the required appendices (except references and any work samples which you might have to submit) to the portal in PDF format. Translations, if applicable, should be uploaded together with the document issued in the original language.
  • Submit the uploaded application documents online.


Information for applicants from non-EU countries:
Please remember to specify the exact contents of your postal consignment in the documents for the customs authorities, e.g. "Application for a scholarship with application documents, a reference and a DVD with work samples (no commercial goods, no merchandise value, no insurable value)".

Please note:
If you have any technical questions or problems your local information and advice centres could not help you with, please do not hesitate to contact our technical Portal hotline: +49 (0228) 882-8888 or via e-mail portal@daad.de, open every weekday from 9.00 am to 12.00 pm and from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm (CET).
Please consider this when you are planning your application.

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