Research grants – DAAD short-term grants

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Are you a doctoral student or young researcher from abroad? Would you like to pursue a research project in Germany? Then apply for a short-term grant from the German Academic Exchange Service.

Who can apply?

  • Very highly qualified doctoral students and young researchers who have completed a master’s degree or Diplom, or in exceptional cases a bachelor’s degree, at the latest by the time they begin their grant-supported research, or those who have already completed a PhD (postdocs)
  • The research project or course of continuing education must be pursued at a German higher education institution or non-university research institute and supervised by an academic advisor in Germany
  • Additional criteria depend on the country of origin of the applicant (see “More information” below)

What form does funding take?

  • Monthly grant of 1,000 euros
  • Payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance cover
  • Travel allowance, unless such expenses are covered by the grant-holder’s home country or other party
  • Funding is provided for a period of between one and six months

When is the closing date for applications?

The closing date for applications varies from country to country.