Research Grants for Doctoral Candidates and Young Academics and Scientists

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    DAAD research grants provide foreign doctoral candidates and young academics and scientists with an opportunity to carry out research or continue their education in Germany. There are funding programmes for various qualification phases and stages in a career. The grants also promote the exchange of experience and networking amongst colleagues.

    The primary aim of this programme is to promote research projects within the context of doctoral programmes.

    Eligibility

    Excellently-qualified doctoral candidates and young academics and scientists 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).

    What can be funded? A research project or course of continuing 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.

    Benefits

    • Depending on academic level, monthly payments of

      -euros 750.- for graduates,

      -euros 1,000.- for doctoral candidates

    • Payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance cover

    • Travel allowance, unless these expenses are covered by the home country or another source of funding

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