DAAD Research Grants – One-Year and Short-Term Grants

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Are you a doctoral student or junior researcher from abroad and would like to realise a research project within the context of a doctoral programme or continue your education in Germany? Then apply for a One-Year or a Short-Term Grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Through this programme, the DAAD provides funding for young academics from numerous countries and disciplines.

What can be funded?

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.

Who can apply?

Requirements for applicants include the following:

  • an excellent university degree equivalent to a German master’s degree or doctorate
  • a convincing and well-planned research and training proposal for the stay in Germany that has been agreed with an academic supervisor at the prospective German host institution
  • The doctorate must have been begun within the last 3 years. If you already hold a PhD, you should not have completed it more than 4 years ago.

What form does funding take?

The main scholarship benefits are as follows:

  • grant of 861 euros to 1,200 euros per month (depending on qualifications) plus additional allowances, such as health, accident and personal liability insurance contributions, a possible travel allowance, a research allowance and a language course
  • duration:
    One-Year Grants: 7 months up to 12 months (only for PhD students)
    Short-Term Grants: 1 month to a maximum of 6 months
  • under certain circumstances, additional benefits may be granted

When is the closing date for applications?

The closing date for applications depends on the applicant's country of origin. More information can be found here:

www.funding-guide.de > Research Grants - One-Year Grants for Doctoral Candidates
www.funding-guide.de > Research Grants - Short-Term Grants for Doctoral Candidates

Terms and conditions of application

The terms and conditions of application can be found here:

www.daad.de > Finding Scholarships

Your goal

Are you aiming for a PhD or postdoc position? Here you will find information on your research career in Germany and funding opportunities.

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