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

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Are you a doctoral student or junior researcher and would like to realise a research project 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:

  • a 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 may apply for a Short-Term Grant and should not have completed your doctorate more than 4 years ago.

What form does funding take?

The main scholarship benefits are as follows:

  • Monthly grant of 1,200 euros for doctoral candidates and postdocs (934 euros, if you are not yet taking a doctoral degree) plus additional allowances, such as health, accident and personal liability insurance contributions, 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
  • additional benefits like family allowances (including travel allowance and insurances) and German language course fees 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.

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