Re-invitation Programme for Former Scholarship Holders

In brief

This programme enables former DAAD scholarship holders to carry out research and work projects at a state-run or state-recognised university or non-university research institute in Germany. Working stays can also be based outside the academic sector.

Who can apply? 

Former recipients of DAAD research or study scholarships or former GDR scholarship holders

  • with a convincing and well-planned research or work project for the stay in Germany
  • with outstanding research achievements and, where appropriate, publications
  • who returned to their home countries at least 3 years ago

Further requirements

DAAD research or study scholarship holders must have been funded for at least 6 months, former GDR scholarship holders must have studied in Germany for at least 1 year.

Type and extent of funding

Fellowship of 2,000 to 2,150 euros per month (depending on academic status) plus travel allowance, unless these costs are borne by another source.


1 to 3 months.


Applications must be submitted online through the DAAD portal. You can access the application portal through the scholarship database. The application details vary from country to country. For country-specific details of addresses and deadlines, please check the programme website.

DAAD funding programmes

Here you will find a list of DAAD funding programmes (please select “DAAD funding programmes only”).

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