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Research Stays for University Academics and Scientists

DAAD grants provide foreign academics and scientists with an opportunity to carry out research and continue their education in Germany. There are funding programmes for various qualification phases and stages in a career.

The aim of this particular programme is to support short-term research stays and thus promote the exchange of experience and networking amongst colleagues.

Who can apply?

University teachers and established academics and scientists who have usually completed a doctoral degree and work at a university or research institute in their home country.

What can be funded?

  • Research stays at state or state-recognised institutions of higher education or non-university research institutes in Germany. A research stay can also take place at several host institutions.
  • Funding may only be claimed once within three years.
  • Lecture tours or visits to congresses are not funded.

Duration of the funding

  • One to three 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

  • Monthly payments of
    2,000 euros for assistant teachers, assistant professors and lecturers,
    2,150 euros for professors
  • Travel allowance, unless these expenses are covered by the home country or another source of funding
  • Other payments cannot be made.

Selection

An independent selection committee reviews applications.
The most important selection criteria are:

  • academic achievements and recent publications which must be documented in the curriculum vitae and a list of publications
  • a convincing and well-planned research project

Please find more information about the programme, the application requirements and the application process here