DAAD Research Grants for Doctoral Candidates and Young Academics and Scientists 2019

DAAD Research Grants for Doctoral Candidates and Young Academics and Scientists 2019

DAAD Research Grants 2019Research grants provide young foreign academics and scientists with an opportunity to carry out a research project or a course of continuing education and training at a German state (public) or state-recognized higher education institution or non-university research institute.

DAAD Research Grants for Doctoral Candidates

Scholarship Description

Host Institution(s)

German state (public) or state-recognised higher education institution or non-university research institute.

Field of Study

See the official website and the country-specific websites for more information.

Number of Awards

Not specified.

Target Group

Doctoral Candidates and Young Academics and Scientists

Scholarship value/Inclusions

  • Depending on the award holder’s academic level, the DAAD will pay a monthly award of 750 euros (graduates holding a first degree) or 1,000 euros (doctoral candidates). As a rule, the scholarship additionally includes certain payments towards health insurance cover in Germany. Furthermore, the DAAD generally will pay an appropriate flat-rate travel allowance, unless these costs are covered by the home country or by another funding source.
  • Award holders completing a stay of more than six months receive a study and research allowance plus, where appropriate, a rent subsidy and family allowance. Funding for attendance of a language course is decided on a case-by-case basis (cf. Requirements).
  • When award holders take doctoral programmes run under the “DAAD Sandwich Model”, then the award may include the travel expenses of an academic supervisor – as long as this was already applied for in the first application.

 Scholarship Eligibility

  • Applications for DAAD research grants are open to excellently-qualified university graduates who hold a Diploma or Master’s degree at the time they commence the grant-supported research and, in exceptional cases, graduates holding a Bachelor’s degree or already holding a doctorate/PhD (post-docs).
  • It is required that doctoral candidates wishing to take a doctorate/PhD in their home country will already have been admitted to an appropriate course at their home university.
  • Besides previous study achievements, the most important selection criterion is a convincing and well-planned research or continuing education and training project to be completed during the stay in Germany and which has been coordinated and agreed with an academic supervisor at the chosen German host institute.
  • German language skills are generally required, although the required level also depends on the applicant’s project and topic, as well as on the available opportunities for learning German in the applicant’s home country.
  • At the time of application, generally no more than six years should have passed since the graduate gained the last degree; in the case of doctoral students, no more than three years should have passed since starting the doctoral process; and in the case of postdocs, no more than four years should have passed since gaining the doctorate. Depending on the country of origin of applicants, for example, special conditions prevailing in the home country education system, etc., exceptions are possible.
  • Applicants, who have been resident in Germany for longer than one year at the time of application, cannot be considered.

See the official website for complete information on eligibility criteria.

Application Process

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Application Deadline

Deadline varies per country but is around August to October annually.
Study in:  Germany
Next program starts in 2019


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