Research Grants – One-Year Grants

In brief

International doctoral candidates can carry out research primarily as part of a doctoral project at a state or state-recognised university or non-university research institution in Germany.

Who can apply?

PhD students with above-average qualifications and who 

  • are already in the process of earning their doctorate or have an excellent university degree equivalent to a German master’s degree 
  • have 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.

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.


7 months up to 12 months.


Applications must be submitted online via the DAAD portal. You can access the application portal via the scholarship database. Some documents need to be sent separately by post. Application details vary from country to country. For countryspecific information on addresses and deadlines please check the programme website (see link below).

DAAD funding programmes

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

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