Research Grants for Doctoral Candidates and Young Academics and Scientists are awarded to highly qualified PhD candidates, recent PhDs or to individuals wishing to earn a doctoral degree in Germany.
|Terms of Award|
|Tutorial: How to apply|
|These guidelines are region specific for North American applicants only. You will find some different details on the application portal and the DAAD Bonn website, such as maximum pages; the below instructions supersede any conflicting information.
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A complete application is comprised of the following mandatory documents. Upload all documents (as listed below) in PDF format to the application portal, except the letter of recommendation (#9).
1) Online Application Form (see Online Application Portal)
Please disregard the following requirements on our head office’s page:
ONLINE APPLICATION PORTAL
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, APPLICANT ARE ADVISED TO START THE ONLINE PROCESS AT LEAST ONE WEEK BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE.
" Research Grants-One Year Grants, 2015/16 (No. 57130104)" for a Long-Term Research Grant (7-10 months)
" Research Grants-Doctoral Programmes in Germany, 2015/16 (No. 57129429)" for those wishing to complete a doctoral degree in Germany
" Research Grants-Short-Term Grants, 2015 (No. 57130097)" for a Short-Term Research Grant (1-6 months)
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. DO NOT staple.
Please send your complete application package WITHIN ONE WEEK AFTER THE DEADLINE. 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)
Please note that incomplete or late applications will not be accepted. Your application is only complete when we have received both your electronic application and the paper version.
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|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.
No reasons for decisions will be given.
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.
If you have questions regarding the DAAD Research Grant, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org