Objective

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

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).
Doctoral candidates who are already doing their doctorate at a German university cannot apply.

What can be funded?

A research project or course of continuing scientific 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.

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.

Value

  • Depending on academic level, monthly payments of
    euros 861.- for graduates,
    euros 1,200.- for doctoral candidates and postdocs
  • Payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance cover
  • Travel allowance

Selection

An independent selection committee consisting of specialist scientists reviews applications.

Selection criteria:

Academic Qualification (documented by: university degree certificates, references, list of publications)
  • Academic achievements and duration of studies
  • If applicable, academic achievements after graduation (e.g. publications, lectures, conference contributions)
Quality of the research project (documented by: presentation of research project, time plan, references, proof of contacts, if applicable, language certificates):
  • Quality of research project presentation and preliminary work
  • Originality, topicality and relevance of project
  • Reasons for choosing Germany and host institution
  • Feasibility and consistency of work schedule and time plan (analysis and evaluation steps, if applicable, language skills)
  • Integration of the project into the overall doctoral project (in terms of content/time), if relevant
  • Importance of the research project and stay in Germany for academic and professional plans
Additional criteria (documented by: curriculum vitae, if applicable, certificates):
  • Additional knowledge and skills (e.g. through professional or voluntary activities, further training)
  • Involvement in academic self-governance, higher education policy issues
  • Political, social, cultural, family (parental leave or care periods, etc.), social commitment
For further information on the selection procedure, please refer to the Important Scholarship Information / Section E.

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