These grants and scholarships aim to provide foreign academics and scientists working in higher education or at research institutes with an opportunity to carry out a research project at a state (public) or state-recognised higher education institution or non-university research institute in Germany.
If you would like to hear more about what the experience is like, read this report by alumna Jenny Spinks!
Depending on the applicant's work schedule, the research stay will last between one and three months.
Depending on the applicant's academic status, the monthly award will amount to 2000 EUR for assistant lecturers, assistant professors and young lecturers, and 2150 EUR for professors. In exceptional cases, 2300 EUR may be awarded. In addition to these payments, the DAAD generally will pay an appropriate flat-rate travel allowance, unless these costs are covered by another funding source.
Applications for DAAD research stays are open to excellently-qualified academics and scientists who should generally hold a doctorate/PhD. All applicants must be working in higher education or at a research institute in Australia.
Besides their previous academic achievements (for example, recent publications), the most important selection criterion is a convincing and well-planned research project to be completed during the stay in Germany. This must have been coordinated and agreed with a research collaboration partner at the chosen host institute in Germany. Written confirmation of the research cooperation, including express reference to the applicant's project, must be included with the application papers.
The application must provide proof of a workplace being provided at the host institute.
DAAD support for a research stay can only be awarded once in any three-year period.
Former fellows of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation are requested to contact the Humboldt Foundation first.
Detailed information on the application papers that need to be submitted can be found in our Application Pack.
Application address and deadlines
- 30 September for stays to run from February of the following year; you will hear about the outcome around late January or early to mid-February.
- 31 March for stays to run from August of the same year; you will hear about the outcome around late June.
Please submit your application to the DAAD Information Centre in Sydney:
Director of the DAAD Information Centre
c/o Goethe-Institut Sydney
90 Ocean Street, Woollahra, NSW 2025, Australia
t (+61-2) 8356 8345 (usually Tuesdays and Thursdays)
f (+61-2) 8356 8314
Please note that we are only able to accept applications that have been sent in the mail. Please do not hand in your application in person unless you have made an appointment with one of us. Please do not leave your application outside the Goethe-Institut or at Goethe reception.
Sorry! Late or incomplete applications cannot be considered; applications for "special consideration" cannot be accepted.