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Scholarship Database

Here you can find information on various kinds of DAAD funding for students, graduates and postdocs as well as on funding offered by other selected organizations.

Objective

This programme offers former scholarship holders the opportunity to carry out research and working projects in Germany and to maintain contacts as part of DAAD's global alumni network. The scholarships are funded by the German Federal Foreign Office.

Who can apply?

You can apply if you are former

  • holder of DAAD research grants or study scholarships and have been funded for more than six months by the Federal Foreign Office or in a programme co-financed with Federal Foreign Office funds.
  • East German scholarship holder who studied for at least one year in Germany.

What can be funded?

The programme provides funding for

  • research and working projects at state or state-recognised institutions of higher education or non-university research institutes in Germany.
  • Working stays at an institution in business, administration, culture or media for former scholarship holders who work outside the science sector.
A research or working visit can also take place at several host institutions.
Funding may only be claimed once within three years.

Duration of the funding

  • Funding is provided for one to three months. Please indicate in your application how long you wish to receive funding. The funding period will then be determined during the selection process by a selection committee. The committee takes into account your work plan.
  • The grant is non-renewable.
  • Please note in your time planning that the funded stays should be completed by January 2025 at the latest.

Value

  • Monthly payments of
    2,000 euros for assistant teachers, assistant professors and lecturers
    2,150 euros for professors
Monthly payments for former scholarship holders who work outside the science sector will be calculated based upon their qualifications accordingly.
  • Travel allowance, unless these expenses are covered by the home country or another source of funding.
  • In the case of a disability or chronic illness: subsidy for additional costs which result from the disability or chronic illness and are not covered by other funding providers: Further information
Please note: Health insurance coverage is mandatory in Germany. If you do not have a corresponding home health insurance, you will be insured by the DAAD. The costs will be deducted from the scholarship payment.

Selection

An independent selection committee reviews applications.

The most important selection criteria are:

  • Academic achievements and, if applicable, publications, which must be documented in the curriculum vitae and a list of publications
  • A convincing and well-planned research or work project
  • In the case of working stays outside the science sector, particular attention is paid to the following questions:
    • Will the stay in Germany have a sustainable effect on your professional activity?
    • Can you expect it to have multiplier effects, for example, in the form of planned publications?
    • Will your stay in Germany promote existing cooperations?
The selection committee also gives due consideration to equal opportunities; you can provide relevant information in the application form.
For more information on the selection procedure, go to Important Scholarship Information / Section E.

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