RESEARCH GRANTS
About

Research Grants for Doctoral Candidates and Young Academics and Scientists are awarded to highly qualified candidates who have completed a Master's degree or Diplom, or in exceptional cases a Bachelor's degree at the latest by the time they begin their grant-supported research, or those who have already completed a PhD (postdocs), or to individuals wishing to earn a doctoral degree in Germany, 

Application Guidelines

1. CHECK IF YOUR UNIVERSITY IS A DAAD Partner University

  • AT A DAAD PARTNER UNIVERSITY: contact the DAAD campus coordinator, and submit your application to them; there may be an earlier internal deadline date. (if you miss your internal deadline date, you may alternatively submit directly to DAAD New York) Please note this doesn’t apply to performing/visual artists.
  • For the May 15th deadline (Short-term research grant) all applicants should apply directly to the DAAD New York office.

FOR INFORMATION ON THE RESEARCH GRANTS PLEASE SEE:

" Research Grants for Doctoral Candidates and Young Academics and Scientists, 2016/17 (No. 57210260)" for a long term research grant (7-10 months)

" Research Grant-Doctoral Programmes in Germany, 2016/17 (No. 57214224)" for those wishing to complete a doctoral degree in Germany

" Research Grant-Short-Term Grants, 2016 (No. 57214227)" for a Short-Term Research Grant (1-6 months)

" Research Grant-Cotutelle Doctoral Programmes", 2016/17 (No. 57214226) 

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR THE 2016-2017 ACADEMIC YEAR: 

  • November 4, 2015 (11pm CET) for 10-month and short-term grants. Results will be announced mid-April.
  • May 15, 2016 (11pm CET) for short-term grants. Results will be announced mid-August.

Ten-month scholarships must take place during the German academic year (October 1, 2016 to July 31, 2017). Short-term grants (one to six months) with the November deadline must be started between six and 12 months after the application deadline. Short-term grants with the May deadline must be started between four and 12 months after the application deadline.

  • THE PORTAL CLOSES AT 11 PM CENTRAL EUROPEAN TIME (5 PM EST/4PM CST/3PM MTN/2PM PST) ON THE DEADLINE DATE. AS THE ELECTRONIC APPLICATION SYSTEM SHUTS DOWN AUTOMATICALLY, APPLICANTS ARE ADVISED TO START THE ONLINE PROCESS AT LEAST ONE WEEK BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE.
  • PLEASE ENSURE THAT WE RECEIVE THE PAPER APPLICATION NO LATER THAN A WEEK AFTER THE CLOSING DATE (ONE-SIDED, NOT STAPLED). YOUR APPLICATION IS ONLY  COMPLETE WHEN WE HAVE RECEIVED BOTH YOUR ELECTRONIC APPLICATION AND THE PAPER VERSION. 
  • RESULTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED MID-APRIL

2. STARTING YOUR APPLICATION

In order to register with the DAAD online portal to start your application, please go to the scholarship database and look for the program you wish to apply for. Select your status, your country of origin (please note that country of origin is in fact the country in which you are living and from where you are applying - if you come from another country, please contact us to find out whether you are eligible for this program) and your subject. Then select the scholarship from the list of results (Study Scholarship for Graduates of All Disciplines/Music/Performing Arts, etc.) and you will find a green button in the top-right corner "Submitting an application". Once registered, applicants will log onto the portal where they download an electronic application form and complete it on their own time. Applicants should have all the additional compulsory documents ready when they upload their completed application form. However, the letters of recommendation will not be uploaded; they must be sent as hard copies.

If you seek technical support with the registration or the online application, please email portal@daad.de

The video below explains how to navigate the portal:

3. SENDING IN YOUR APPLICATION

Make two (2) duplicates of the Application Summary, submitting A TOTAL OF THREE (3) SETS and the original letter of recommendation in one package. Please ensure we receive the paper application no later than a week after the closing date(one-sided, not stapled). Your application is only complete when we have received both your electronic application and the paper version.  You may submit your application in advanced of the deadline date, but it will not be processed until after the deadline to assure fairness to all applicants.

Mail your application to:

             DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)
             Research Grant
             871 United Nations Plaza
             New York, NY 10017

Please note that incomplete or late applications will not be accepted. 

4. AFTER YOU SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

 Confirmation of receipt: DO NOT CALL OR EMAIL to inquire whether your application has been received. Within 6-8 weeks after the deadline, you will receive an email to confirm the receipt of your application.

Application decisions will not be accompanied by a justification.

Application forms and all supporting material remain with DAAD. Personal data of applicants and grantees will be stored electronically in DAAD’s computer files only to the extent necessary for the administration of the applications and scholarships in accordance with the German Federal Data Protection Act. Data will be provided to the respective International Student Office (Akademisches Auslandsamt) for successful applicants when necessary to administer the scholarship and provide the scholarship holder with guidance services. Applications of unsuccessful candidates will be destroyed after one year.

Questions?
If you have questions regarding the DAAD Research Grant, please contact kim@daad.org

If you seek technical support with the registration or the online application please email portal@daad.de 

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