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DAAD One-Year and Short-Term Research Grants for PhD students or junior researchers

corp_design2Are 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 DAAD Research Grant by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Available are One-Year (7-12 months, only PhD for students) or Short-Term Grants (1-6 months). Through this programme, the DAAD provides funding for young academics from numerous countries and disciplines.For further details on these schemes check out the information below.

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.

Application 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.

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

Application deadlines depend on the applicant’s country of origin. More information can be found here: > Research Grants – One-Year Grants for Doctoral Candidates > Research Grants – Short-Term Grants for Doctoral Candidates

The terms and conditions of application can be found here: > Finding Scholarships