The 2015 German Academic Exchange Service Grants (DAAD) is now open for application. This scholarship is for doctoral candidates, young academics and scientists. The grant covers a monthly stipend of €1000, health insurance and a flat rate subsidy for travel cost. The deadline for scholarship application are May 15, 2014 (for 10-month and short-term grants) and November 1, 2014 (for short-term grants).
Research Grants for Doctoral Candidates and Young Academics and Scientists are awarded to highly qualified PhD candidates, recent PhDs or to individuals wishing to earn a doctoral degree in Germany.
- PhD Candidates at North American institutions applying for short-term grants (one to six months) must have ABD status by the time of application deadline, but no more than four years before applying. For those applying for long-term grants (seven to 10 months) must have reached ABD status by the start of the grant period, but no more than four years before applying.
- Post Docs applying for short-term grants (one to six months) should have completed their degrees no longer than four years before the time of application. Those applying for long-term grants (seven to 10 months) should have completed their degrees no longer than two years before the time of application
- Those wishing to pursue a complete doctoral degree program in Germany must have received their last degree no longer than 6 years ago
- Applicants in all academic fields are welcome to apply, but we do not support to completion of a clinical science degree at a German university such as dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, or veterinary medicine.
- Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada. Foreign nationals are eligible if they have been full-time students/scholars at an accredited US or Canadian University for at least two years at the time of application deadline.
- Applicants in the humanities and social sciences should have a good command of German.
- By the time of application deadline, applicants may not have been living in Germany for more than 15 months.
- Prior recipients of a DAAD grant/scholarship should contact DAAD New York before applying to determine their eligibility.
- Grantees may not hold a DAAD grant with funding from another German, German-American or German-Canadian organization for the same period.
Fields of study/research
Applicants from different fields of study can apply for this grant, but DAAD do not support to completion of a clinical science degree at a German university such as dentistry, medicine, pharmacy or veterinary medicine.
What the scholarship covers
The grant covers a monthly stipend of €1000, health insurance and a flat rate subsidy for travel cost.
How to apply
Before starting the application process, applicants should have the following mandatory documents ready and please note that these guidelines are for region specific for North American applicants only.
- Application Form
- Curriculum vitae – in chronological/tabular form, max. 3 pages.
- Detailed and explicit project proposal and description of previous research undertaken, max. 5 pages.
- Schedule of planned research work in Germany, max. 2 pages or (in case of structured doctoral study program) description/course catalog of the chosen program, max. 5 pages
- Correspondence from the host/supervisor in Germany confirming his/her readiness to host/supervise the applicant at the time in question or (for structured PhD programs) evidence of existing contact with the university
- Letter of Recommendation – Submit two original letters of recommendation printed on university letterhead, from professors at North American institutions in your field of study. Please request that your professor include two photocopies with the original letter in a sealed envelope.
- Transcripts– official transcripts of all higher education institutions from which you have a degree, including explanations of the grading systems on the back of the transcripts. You may open the official transcript to upload and make two photocopies of each transcript. It is not necessary to submit original copies if you have foreign transcripts; they may all be photocopies.
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Scholarship application deadline
The deadline for scholarship application are May 15, 2014 (for 10-month and short-term grants) and November 1, 2014 (for short-term grants).