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DAAD Research Grants for Phd-students and postdocs

DAAD research grants are available for doctoral candidates and young postdocs for:

  • Research projects at German universities for the purpose of gaining a Ph.D. in the home country (Research Grants- Bi-nationally Supervised Doctoral Degrees),
  • Research projects at a German university for the purpose of gaining a doctorate in Germany,
  • Research projects or further education and training at German universities for young post-docs.

Note:

In the past, applicants to the DAAD "Research Grant" programme have been, expected to be faculty of a Pakistani university or research institution. Now, postgraduate students (having recently completed 18 years of education) or who are in the process of finalizing their M. Phil course or who are on an "M. Phil leading to PhD" programme or those who have already started their PhD research work without being employed at any university are eligible to apply. Applicants should be clearly aiming at an academic career.


 

Research Grants- Doctoral Programmes in Germany

Who can apply?

Excellently-qualified 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.

What can be funded?

Doctoral programmes at a state or state-recognised institution of higher education or a non-university research institute in Germany: individual projects under the supervision of a university teacher or academic adviser or participation in a structured doctoral study programme.

Note:

Doctoral theses in the areas of human medicine (Dr. med.), veterinary medicine (Dr. med. vet.) or dentistry (Dr. med. dent.) cannot be supported.

Duration of the funding

Usually a maximum of three years, in exceptional cases up to four years; the length of the grant is decided by a selection committee and depends on the project in question and the applicant's work schedule.

Grants are initially awarded for a maximum of one year. Extensions depend on whether the selection committee considers the previous award period to have been successfully completed.

For doctoral projects in Germany that require several years of research, research phases outside Germany can be supported if these are critical for the successful completion of the doctoral degree. Planned stays must be specified in the application in the work and time schedule and should not exceed a quarter of the anticipated total funding period.

 What requirements must be met?

  • Applicants need to prove 18 years of higher education (M Phil / M.Sc. Hons/ MS) above average.

  • Applicants registered for "M Phil /M.Sc. leading to PhD Programme" Need to finish the 2 years coursework.

  • As a rule, applicants should not have graduated any longer than six years before the application deadline. If you are already working on a doctoral degree, you should not have started your degree any longer than three years previously.

  • Applicants who have been resident in Germany for longer than 15 months at the application deadline cannot be considered.
  • Applicants need to present a TOEFL score (minimum 550) / or IELTS test (minimum Band 6.5.), not older than 2 years

Programme Announcement (Full PhD programme!!)

A step by step guide: DAAD Research Grant (from start till the deadline)

Deadline of application: 1st September 2016

 


Research Grants- One Year Grants

Who can apply?

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 in Germany or a non-university research institute, which is being carried out in coordination with an academic adviser in Germany.

Duration of the funding

  • 7 months to usually 10 months; the length of the grant is decided by a selection committee and depends on the project in question and the applicant's work schedule
  • The grant is non-renewable. 

What requirements must be met?

  • Applicants need to prove 18 years of higher education (M Phil / M.Sc.Hons/ MS) above average.

  • Applicants registered for "M Phil /M.Sc. leading to PhD Programme" Need to finish the 2 years coursework.

  • As a rule, applicants should not have graduated any longer than six years before the application deadline. If you already hold a doctoral degree, you should not have completed your doctorate more than four years ago. Doctoral candidates should not have started their doctoral degree any longer than three years previously.

  • Applicants who have been resident in Germany for longer than 15 months at the application deadline cannot be considered.
  • Applicants need to present a TOEFL score (minimum 550) / or IELTS test (minimum Band 6.5.), not older than 2 years


Note:

For applicants from the fields of human medicine, veterinary medicine and dentistry, other regulations are applicable. Please refer to the leaflet "Additional information on DAAD Research Grants for applicants from medical fields" (www.daad.de/extrainfo).

Programme Announcement ( For One year Grants!)

 A step by step guide: DAAD Research Grant (from start till the deadline)

Deadline of application: 1st September 2016

 


Research Grants- Short Term Grants

Who can apply?

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-recognized 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.

Duration of the funding

  • One month to a maximum of six months; the length of the grant is decided by a selection committee and depends on the project in question and the applicant's work schedule.

  • The grant is non-renewable

 What requirements must be met?

  • Applicants need to prove 18 years of higher education (M Phil / M.Sc. Hons/ MS) above average.

  • Applicants registered for "M Phil /M.Sc. leading to PhD Programme" Need to finish the 2 years coursework.

  • As a rule, applicants should not have graduated any longer than six years before the application deadline. If you already hold a doctoral degree, you should not have completed your doctorate more than four years ago. Doctoral candidates should not have started their doctoral degree any longer than three years previously.

  • Applicants who have been resident in Germany for longer than 15 months at the application deadline cannot be considered.

Note:
For applicants from the fields of human medicine, veterinary medicine and dentistry, other regulations are applicable. Please refer to the leaflet "Additional information on DAAD Research Grants for applicants from medical fields" ( www.daad.de/extrainfo ).

Programme Announcement (  For Short term Grant only!!)

A step by step guide: DAAD Research Grant (from start till the deadline)

Deadline of application: 1st September 2016



Research Grants- Bi-nationally Supervised Doctoral Degrees

The aim of this programme is to promote doctoral degrees at the home university with integrated research phases in Germany. The doctoral degrees are supervised both by a university teacher at the home university and an academic adviser at the host institute in Germany ("sandwich model"). Based on this flexible, multi-phase funding system, doctoral candidates start their doctoral degree in their home country but subsequently spend research periods in Germany. The doctorate is completed in the home country under the supervision of the German academic adviser.

Who can apply?

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.

What can be funded?

Research phases at a state or state-recognized institution of higher education or a non-university research institute in Germany as part of a doctoral programme in the home country: the proposal must be coordinated with the academic advisers at the home university and in Germany.

Duration of the funding

  • A total of no more than two years; the length of the grant is decided by a selection committee and depends on the project in question and the applicant's work schedule.
  • Grants are initially awarded for up to 12 months. Extensions depend on whether the selection committee considers the previous award period to have been successfully completed.
  •  Applicants should outline how they plan to divide their time between Germany and the home university and specify plans to visit a third country for the purpose of collecting material in a work and time schedule in their application.
  • During stays at their home university, the grant is interrupted.

What requirements must be met?

  • Research scholarships for one to three years are primarily intended for Young graduates and Pakistani faculty members, who intend to return to Pakistan after the stay in Germany.
  • No more than six years should pass between the final examinations and the application deadline. Doctoral candidates should not have started their doctoral degree any longer than three years previously.
  • Applicants who have been resident in Germany for longer than 15 months at the application deadline cannot be considered.
  • Applicants need to present a TOEFL score (minimum 550) / or IELTS test (minimum Band 6.5.), not older than 2 years

Note:

For applicants from the fields of human medicine, veterinary medicine and dentistry, other regulations are applicable. Please refer to the leaflet "Additional information on DAAD Research Grants for applicants from medical fields" (www.daad.de/extrainfo).]

Programme Announcement (Bi- Nationaly Supervised only !!)

A step by step guide: DAAD Research Grant (from start till the deadline)

Deadline of application: 1st September 2016

 



How to Develop a Research Project and Write a Research Proposal


Brochure: Doing a doctorate in Germany

Email- Etiquette 

How to find a supervisor

Doing a Postdoc and advanced research in Germany- Placement and Funding

Study and Research in Germany: Annotated Weblinks

Doing a doctorate in Germany

Preparing your Research Stay

Funding your Research Stay

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Research in Germany- Physics

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Agricultural Research in Germany

Additional Information for applicants from the field of :

Medicine (also see: Scholarships for Medical Doctors)

Deadline of application: 1st September 2016

A step by step guide on "How to apply to a DAAD Research Grant", can be found here



NOTE: Application for a DAAD Research Grant is highly competitive, and at the end less than one applicant out of ten will be selected for a scholarship. We thus strongly advise you: