Research Grants for Doctoral Candidates and Young Academics and Scientists
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Research grants provide young academics and scientists with an opportunity to carry out research projects or a course of continuing education and training at German higher education institutions or non-university research institutes. The grants can be used to carry out research projects for the purpose of gaining a doctorate either in Germany or the home country.
Applications are open to excellently-qualified university graduates who hold a masters or honours degree at the time they commence the grant-supported research and, in exceptional cases, graduates holding a bachelor degree or already holding a doctorate/PhD. German language skills are generally required, although in some cases when English is spoken at the host institute, proof of good English language skills may also be accepted. Applicants who have already been in Germany for more than 2 years when the research grant begins cannot be considered.
The DAAD will pay a monthly award of 750 Euros (graduates holding a first degree), or 1,000 Euros (doctoral candidates), plus a health insurance allowance. Grants can be paid for between 1 and 10 months, or for up to 3 years for full doctoral programs in Germany (or up to a maximum of 4 years if a qualifying program is required). Award holders completing a stay of more than 6 months receive a study and research allowance plus, where appropriate, a rent subsidy and family allowance. Funding for attendance of a language course is decided on a case-by-case basis.
31st March 2030