DAAD Research Scholarships for Doctoral Researchers


Doctoral students pursuing a doctoral degree at a German university can apply to this DAAD funding to support their research experience with a collaborator abroad.


The aim of this new programme is to fund research stays abroad during the course of a doctoral degree. The research stays can last one to twelve months. They can also be split up over the course of the year and take place in several countries.

Target group: Doctoral researchers who aim to complete their doctoral degree at a German university.

What can be funded:

Research projects abroad within the scope of a doctoral degree in Germany. If required, the research stay can be flexibly divided across:

  • several host institutes in one country
  • several countries
  • several different periods of time

Application requirements:

Candidates need to have been accepted at a German university at the time of application. If a formal acceptance has not yet been issued, proof of the assignment of a dissertation subject is sufficient.
At the time of application, the doctoral degree course must have begun no longer than three years, unless exceptional circumstances can be demonstrated.

Closing date for applications:

15 March 2022; selection date: May/June; scholarship begins from August 2022

Link (in German): https://daad.de/go/stipd57556279

Dr. Pradeep Ghosh
Tel.: +49-6159-71- 3257 / 2002
Email: pradeep.ghosh@fair-center.eu