Research Stays for University Academics and Scientists

Funded by

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD):
The DAAD is the world’s largest funding organisation for the international exchange of students and researchers.

Target group

Postdocs, Senior Researchers


All applicants must work in a higher education institution or research institute in their home country. The most important selection criterion, alongside the applicant’s previous research track record, is a convincing and well-planned research project that has been agreed with the prospective German host institute.

Programme description

Foreign researchers at universities or research institutions receive the opportunity to carry out a research project at a state-run or state-recognised higher education institution or non-university research institute.


The size of the monthly scholarship is dependent on academic status (2,000 to 2,300 euros), and generally includes a travel allowance.


1 to 3 months.


The application details vary from country to country. For country-specific information on dates and deadlines please check the programme website.

Visit the DAAD Funding Database and please choose "Faculty" and select "DAAD funding programmes only".

More Information

List of DAAD Funding Programmes: > Funding Database (please select „DAAD funding programmes only”)

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the largest funding organisation in the world supporting the international exchange of students and scholars. German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)