Upcoming Application Deadlines for DAAD Programs

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Institute for Robotics and Mechatronics at the German Aerospace Center, © picture alliance/dpa | Lennart Preiss


The deadlines for DAAD programs in support of research and study in Germany have been announced for the next semester.

Full details on each of these programs and how to apply found at the links below.

Deadline: May 3, 2024

DAAD Research Ambassador Program

DAAD Research Ambassadors are scholars and scientists in North America who have conducted advanced long-term research projects in Germany and are interested in promoting research in Germany at their home universities and among their peers and students.

Learn more about how you can be part of the program, including how to apply.

Application deadline: May 3, 2024

Deadline: May 2, 2024

Short-Term Research Grant for Graduates Students

DAAD's Short-Term Research Grant primarily supports PhD students at the disseration phase, as well as exceptional Master's students and recent post docs for

tudents in contact with academic institutions, groups and individuals in Germany, and while providing them with insight into current issues in the academic, scientific, economic, political and cultural realms.

This grant provides a per diem for each tour participant with an eye to helping defray the costs of accommodation, food and travel within Germany.

Applications submitted to the upcoming May deadline are for trips beginning after September 1, 2024.

For full details, including how to apply, please click here.

Deadline: May 15, 2024

DAAD Research Stay Grant for Faculty

DAAD's Research Stays Grant supports full-time faculty from any field wanting to carry out a research stay in Germany of between 1 and 3 months in length.

These stays must be carried out 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.

The next deadline for this program is May 15, 2024. Applications submitted to this deadline are for stays taking place between October 1, 2024 and January 31, 2025.

For full details, including how to apply, please click here.

Support for PhD students & Postdocs

Green Hydrogen Fellowships (GH2)

The DAAD scholarship program “ERA Fellowships – Green Hydrogen” supports emerging scholars at the Master's, PhD or Postdoc level working in any field of study whose research looks at topics related to Green Hydrogen. These grants can support stays in Germany for the purposes of study, research, or internship.

Scholars at the PhD or Postdoc stage can apply for support at any time.

For full details, including how to apply, please click here.

New funding for German universities

DAAD helping address Germany's skilled-labour shortage

Beginning this month, DAAD's new “Campus Initiative for International Talents” program will support more than one hundred universities across Germany in their work to help international students succeed in their studies and, for those interested in doing so, make a smooth transition to the German labour market.

“Germany is one of the top 3 destination countries for international students and doctoral candidates. At the same time, the shortage of skilled labour in our country is reaching dramatic proportions. It therefore makes sense to attract international talent to Germany for a longer-term stay after they have successfully completed their studies. German universities want to be a driving force in attracting international skilled workers,” said DAAD President Prof. Dr Joybrato Mukherjee.

For the full text of this press release including details on DAAD's programs to help German universities address the skilled-worker shortage, click here.

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