Research Grants – One-Year and Short-Term Grants

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German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)


In brief

International doctoral candidates and young scholars or researchers can realise a research project at a state or state-recognised German university or non-university research institution.


Who can apply?

PhD students and junior researchers with

  • 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

Further requirements

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.


Type and extent of funding

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 language course.



One-Year Grants: 7 months up to 12 months (only for PhD students).
Short-Term Grants: 1 month to a maximum of 6 months.



Applications must be submitted online through the DAAD portal. You can access the application portal through the scholarship database. Some documents need to be sent separately by post. Application details vary from country to country. For country-specific information on addresses and deadlines please check the programme website.