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foreword . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 the dAAd – Your partner in research funding . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 intensifying research cooperation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Support for Young Academics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 creating networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 international research marketing – research in germany . . . . 18 FUNDING PROGRAMMES FOR JUNIOR RESEARCHERS AND POSTDOCS Programmes for German Scientists riSe worldwide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 funding of congress participation and Scientific talks Abroad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Annual Scholarships for Supplementary, Advanced and postgraduate Studies and research Stays . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Annual and Short-term Scholarships for doctoral Students . . . 25 postdoctoral programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 re-integration of german Scientists from Abroad . . . . . . . . . 27 Programmes for Scientists from Abroad riSe – research internships in Science and engineering . . . . . . 29 research grants for doctoral candidates, Young Academics and Scientists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 research Stays for university Academics and Scientists . . . . . . 31 re-invitation programme for former Scholarship Holders . . . . 32 Programmes in Cooperation with Partners from Science & Industry Leibniz-dAAd research fellowship programme . . . . . . . . . . . 34 dLr-dAAd research fellowships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 dAAd / roche diagnostics postdoctoral programme . . . . . . . . 36
Germany has a long tradition of research and development. Our country boasts a high level of innovative ability and offers internationally recognised scope for research. Germany is thus one of the world’s leading addresses for research and home to a unique network of universities and non-university research organisations which work in close cooperation with business and industry. In recent years, initiatives such as the Excellence Initiative, the High-Tech Strategy 2020, the Pact for Research and Innovation, the Higher Education Pact and the Internationalisation Strategy have given important impetus to the advancement of research in Germany – particularly with respect to the international dimension. More than ever before, successful research projects these days are international projects which thrive on the exchange of knowledge and ideas between mobile researchers. International research cooperation has many facets and extends from the realisation of individual research projects via collaboration at institute and faculty level to the establishment of research associations and networks aimed at resolving issues of social and global relevance.
At the heart of these programmes is always the desire to provide junior scientists and scholars with additional qualifications in an international research environment. PhD and postdoctoral levels. One of our aims in this context is to strive constantly for innovation and flexibility. Dorothea Rüland Secretary General of the German Academic Exchange Service 3 . We have in mind three main target groups: junior scientists from Germany and abroad wishing to learn more about mobility programmes for mobile researchers. I hope this brochure will assist you in organising the next steps in your research career. Dr. This brochure is designed to provide an overview of the DAAD’s activities in the field of research funding. research institutes and finally multipliers. such as models for internationally active graduate schools. We promote the initiation of international research cooperation and foster individual talents at the student. Our funding portfolio also encompasses measures to establish structures at higher education and research institutes.foreWord The DAAD supports and accompanies international research projects by its many individual and project funding programmes.
they develop their personalities. g. the DAAD is an important partner in the internationalisation of research in Germany. Dozens have meanwhile won Leibniz or Max Planck research funding awards – some have even been awarded a Nobel Prize for their academic work. Based on examples of good practice. the physicist Wolfgang Ketterle and the cancer researcher Harald zur Hausen. These 4 . programmes are intended to promote specifically those topics which contribute to resolving key social and global issues (e. and with decades of expertise in arranging exchanges and placements. As the largest funding organisation in the world supporting the international exchange of students and scholars.The DAAD – Your Partner in Research Funding Internationality is the core competence of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). the DAAD’s impact in this context becomes increasingly evident over a long period of time. In the area of research. a num ber of programmes and measures with which the DAAD supports young scientists and Intensifying Research Cooperation The DAAD is known for its scholarship pro grammes for German and international students which allow applicants to undertake study or research stays that they have planned themselves. graduates. the DAAD has in recent years expanded its funding portfolio to include thematically-focused funding programmes. climate change). In any case. As they do so. With its structural measures – such as the establishment of international PhD The goal is to give talented researchers the best possible support. and at the same time act as ambassadors for German science and research expertise both at home and abroad. Thousands of international and German students. grow academically. Supporting Academic Careers The DAAD is an important partner in supporting the careers of talented students. it makes all the difference. the DAAD not only funds talented individuals in international research teams. In addition to open-topic funding programmes aimed particularly at giving young scientists additional academic qualifications. Many of these DAAD scholarship holders have subsequently pursued a career in international academia. with a global network of branch offices and information centres. such as the economist Reinhard Selten. Often. PhD students and postdocs are studying and researching in Germany or abroad thanks to the support of the DAAD. The central focus of these programmes is always on young scholars wishing to extend their specialist expertise in research projects and in an exchange with international experts. but also supports mobility in academic cooperation projects. Good Practice This brochure is designed to provide an overview of the DAAD’s direct and indirect fund ing activities in the area of research. programmes or binational groups of junior researchers at universities and research institutes – the DAAD helps intensify research cooperation with the world’s top scholars and thus also helps internationalise research in Germany.
The central focus of DAAD programmes is on the individual young scientist. Individual Funding Programmes The second section of the brochure offers an overview of individual funding programmes with which the DAAD supports the research projects of mobile international young scientists in Germany and abroad. . the primary aim here is to illustrate how higher education and research institutions can take part in Research in Germany and how they can use this initiative to increase their own visibility abroad – and thus also raise the profile of Germany as a location for research as a whole.research institutes in their international research projects are presented. In addition to these publicly financed funding measures. What all programmes have in common is the goal of providing talented researchers at home and abroad with the best possible qualifications and providing lasting support to research careers. which enables re search ers to participate actively in academic congresses and events abroad. to annual grants which help young scientists realise their research projects in an international environment. Besides outlining the goals of research marketing. The spectrum extends from short-term measures such as our Funding of Congress Participation and 5 Scientific Talks Abroad. this brochure also presents programmes that are jointly run by the DAAD in cooperation with partners in academia and business. followed by a brief insight into DAAD’s research marketing activities under the umbrella of the Research in Germany project financed by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
Awarding scholarships is just one facet in a wide spectrum: the dAAd promotes the internationalisation of german higher education.6 million academics in germany and abroad. it is maintained as a self-administered organisation of higher education by german higher education institutions and student bodies. the dAAd has provided support to over 1. and supports developing countries and emerging economies in establishing higher education institutions. strengthens german language and literature studies as well as the german language itself abroad.North America: 17 Toronto San Francisco New York Mexico City San José Havanna Caracas Bogotá Latin America: 33 Rio de Janeiro São Paulo Buenos Aires 15 Regional Offices 54 Information Centres (IC) DAAD Head Office Bonn and Berlin Office 471 DAAD Lektors Santiago de Chile About DAAD the german Academic exchange Service is the largest funding organisation in the world supporting the international exchange of students and scholars. a worldwide network of 15 branch offices and 54 information centres maintains contacts with the most important partner countries 6 . Since it was established in 1925. in addition to its head office in Bonn and the representational office in Berlin.
the dAAd supports the international activities of german higher education institutions with marketing services. as well as institutions in germany and around the world. international higher education policy and development policy. finally. With more than 250 programmes. the dAAd acts in an advisory capacity in the development of foreign cultural and educational policy. events and further training. and from fact-finding missions to the establishment of higher education institutions abroad. publications. the dAAd supports about 74. the programmes range from a semester abroad for young students to doctoral studies and research stays. 7 .tHe dA Ad – Your pArtner in reSe ArcH funding Central and Eastern Europe.000 germans and foreigners each year. advice and support. from internships to guest lectureships. CIS: 166 Western Europe and Turkey: 140 Moscow Riga Novosibirsk Minsk Berlin London Bonn Warsaw Prague Brussels Kiev Paris Budapest Bucharest Rome Almaty BelgradeIstanbul Tbilisi Tashkent Bishkek Baku Madrid Athen Eriwan Beijing Seoul Dushanbe Ankara Teheran Tokyo Erbil Damaskus Islamabad Tunis Kabul Amman Shanghai Cairo East Jerusalem New Delhi Guangzhou Taipei City Abu Dhabi Hanoi Hong Kong Pune North Africa and the Middle East: 25 Chennai Bangkok Asia-Pacific: 73 Ho Chi Minh City Accra Kuala Lumpur Yaounde Singapore Nairobi Jakarta Sub-Saharan Africa: 17 St. as well as with pro- grammes aimed at enhancing the internationalisation and global attractiveness of german higher education institutions. Petersburg Johannesburg Sydney on all continents and offers advice locally.
for example. 8 . Considerable importance is attached in this context to the further training and specialisation of young scientists within the framework of the research cooperation. A second group. The DAAD supports academics in expanding their international research collaborations. Young scientists from the University of Ulm.Intensifying Research Cooperation Binational Groups of Junior Researchers Through its programme Modern Applications of Biotechnology. The programme provides initial funding and is designed to enhance the mobility of both groups of researchers by covering travel and subsistence costs. Exchange Involving Projects (PPP) The DAAD runs its “Programm zum Projekt bezogenen Personenaustausch” (PPP = Exchange involving projects) with partner organisations from all over the world. One thing they all have in common is that they are intended to produce concrete results and enable economically useful developments within a period of five years. Each project is supported with around 1. The DAAD promotes the expansion of international cooperation through mobility measures and supports binational projects involving young scientists. The funding of these research groups forms part of the GermanChinese scientific and technological cooperation and is being financed on the German side by the Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). All funding programmes support academic research in selected disciplines and help to establish lasting international networks: a win-win situation for Germany and China. Funding can be provided for periods of between one and three years in total. Research nowadays is more internationally interlinked than ever before. have joined colleagues from the Academy of Military Medical Sciences in Beijing to explore the function of certain bacteria in the intestine and how these interact with the host’s immune system. is searching for nitrogen-based methods of fertilising rice plants more efficiently. thereby increasing agricultural yields. this is expected to give rise to new applications. involving collaboration between the FU Berlin and the Chinese Agricultural University Beijing. for example in the food industry. the DAAD is funding five groups of junior researchers in which German and Chinese scientists work jointly on a research project. Exchanges range from a discussion between experts to jointly run research projects. The programme’s aim is to intensify cooperation between international and German research groups working together on a specific academic project. The research projects pursued by these groups address many different areas of biotechnology.3 million euros.
In particular. Professor Pei is an acclaimed expert in the field of iPS and thus complements our core expertise.2 million euros and is financed by the federal foreign office. Our aim – together with our Chinese partner – is to continue along this path. timber and forest management. you work with a group New Strategies in Gene Therapy There are a number of very good groups in China working in the field of medical biotechnology. peru. china. Kirghizstan. international Quality networks: climate change is a programme run by the dAAd to support international knowledge-sharing and create networks of people involved in addressing these problems.Climate Change: Interconnecting Knowledge flooding. South Africa and tanzania. Reprogramming. « . the institutes cooperate with a total of twelve partner institutes in Argentina. These “all-rounder” cells can be produced from the body’s normal cells and have abilities similar to those of embryonic stem cells in that they can become any of the body’s cells. Funding provided by the DAAD puts us in the fortunate position of being able to work 9 We have been able to create specific iPS models for a number of important diseases and have jointly drawn up new strategies for their treatment. awarded since the launch of the climate networks. namely the correction of molecular causes of diseases at the genetic level. focusing particularly on issues in the areas of agriculture. each of which is designed to run for approximately four years. a serious inflammation of the liver. and it is developing countries and emerging economies which are suf- fering most. What is the subject of your collaboration? closely together with Professor Duanqing Pei and his team. four “climate networks” have been established. the development of sustainable energy supply and agricultural systems is one of the key ways to counter this trend. Kenya. An emphasis is placed on training and continuing education. the method by which iPS are created. something that is very important when it comes to researching their underlying causes. drought. Kazakhstan. the climate networks are coordinated by institutes at the universities of Hohenheim and giessen. How closely have you come to reaching your goal of improving the prospects for the gene therapy of potentially fatal (immune) diseases? Dr Axel Schambach heads a German-Chinese junior researcher group in the programme Modern Applications of Biotechnology. project: New Methods of Gene Therapy for Acquired and Inherited Diseases. uzbekistan. we have succeeded in developing new and possibly safe vectors for the congenital immunodeficiency disorder SCID-X1. heat-waves and hurricanes – the first consequences of global warming are clearly visible. the tu dresden and the university of oldenburg. above all in the field of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS). allows infinite numbers of patient cells to be manufactured for specific diseases. What is the advantage of cooperating with a Chinese research group? of junior Chinese researchers. » Dr Schambach. Bolivia. the funding volume totals 4. we are currently working on new concepts for the treatment of infectious diseases common in China such as hepatitis C. Since 2008. more than 50 individual grants have been The climate networks primarily tackle issues in agriculture and forest management. german higher education institutions collaborate with at least two academic institutions in various developing countries and emerging economies. which are now being used in initial studies. Within the programme.
scientific community. a successful Germany). and proj programme Berlin Graduate ects cover a broad School for Transnational spec trum of subStudies at the FU Berlin. support structures tailored to the specific needs of PhD students and a clearly-defined timeframe for achieving a doctoral degree – usually three to four years – make structured Postdoc Phase Abroad– the Start PhD courses particularly attractive for inter. and the acquisition of lanprogramme. which is running from 2010 guage skills and intercultural experience until 2014.Support for Young Academics German PhD courses need to become more attractive – especially to outstanding graduates from abroad. The Federal Ministry of ence is not only valuable for an academic Education and Research (BMBF) has made career. German universities are very interested in setting up internationally visible. Support is provided to al. Graduates interested in enrolling can apply directly to the supported institutions. 39 projects at 29 higher education in “I would recommend taking a stitutions in Ger ma structured PhD course in ny will be funded Germany to any foreigner. with themes 10 ranging from Renewable Energies at the Uni ver sity of Oldenburg in cooperation with partners from Canada to European PhDNetwork Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of Giessen with partners from Finland.” via IPID with up to 100. Italy.research stay abroad constitutes the best velopment and implementation of struc. the DAAD thus supports the de. International experiversities abroad.ly topical field of research and helps them pand internationally and to establish new establish themselves as members of the courses in cooperation with partner uni. A list of IPID-funded courses can be found online at www. internationally-oriented doctoral lows them to gain access – in terms both of degree courses.content and methods – to a new and highlow existing structured PhD courses to ex. entitled “International PhD courses in Germany – paths to future-oriented doctoral education”. It altured. More than 180 university representatives from all over Germany took part in a two-day conference organised within the framework of IPID 2011. Portugal and Sweden.000 euros per year.of a Career in Research national students.daad. In a programme entitled World-class research depends on interna“International promovieren in Deutschland” tional cooperation.de/ipid. The supportOctavio González Segovia. . International PhD Programmes in Germany Transparent admission procedures. structured PhD courses. The DAAD has developed a programme with precisely this aim. For junior researchers (IPID = International PhD Programmes in with a PhD under their belts.possible start to a career in research. jects. however. ed institutions are Mexican doctoral student distributed all over on the IPID-funded PhD Germany. It is an indication of a pera total of 12 million euros available for the son’s initiative.
on how to write a cV. At www. e. interested students can browse the phdgermany database for vacant phd positions and apply directly online via the dAAd portal with the help of a guide for Applicants.de. help candidates put together their application. the recruitment platform targets graduates around the world and lists both paid and unpaid positions. universities can publish their vacant phd positions free of charge. contact: www.phdgermany. Additional tips. Which candidate is selected is up to the university in question.de provides information about PhD positions in Germany. making them known to an international audience. 11 .phdgermany.de www.The PhDGermany Platform for Doctoral Students and Researchers phdgermany is the dAAd’s service platform for recruiting promising international phd candidates to german universities and research institutes.phdgermany. g.
Apart from the research work itself during the postdoc year. The DAAD even continued supporting me after the scholarship had finished – for example by proposing me for membership of the “Junge Aka demie”. If a candidate who has spent at least one year abroad is not able to start a new job immediately after returning to Germany. Even long after the postdoc scholarship had ended. in the case of multi-year scholarships. During this time I realised that my career goal – to work in research and teaching – could best be achieved at a university or research institution in G ermany. 12 . » Professor Schweikardt. including travel costs and a book allowance for my twelve-month stay in Scotland. « First. you went to Scotland as a postdoc on a DAAD scholarship. Scholarship holders are assisted throughout their stay abroad by the DAAD and can apply for additional funding to enable them to attend conferences or. however: I was given detailed information about life in Scotland and useful tips about how to find a flat. The DAAD supports postdocs wishing to spend a period of time abroad by providing short-term and annual scholarships lasting three to 24 months. by covering my costs of living. about shopping and about health insurance. the DAAD can finance a reintegration phase of up to six months. How did the DAAD support you during your time in Scotland? During my time as a postdoc I established contact with many academics and learned about new directions in research and important methods. pointing me in the right direction. I also received some valuable practical support from the DAAD.Support for Young Academics is highly regarded even outside the world of academic research. to take part in job interviews in Germany. The experience I was able to acquire during my time at the University of Edinburgh proved pivotal for me. I continued collaborating with some of my colleagues from that time and published the results of our joint research. I also found it important to gain experience of the organisational structure and work culture of a university outside Germany. What impact did this have on your career? Pivotal Experience What did you learn during your stay abroad? Professor Nicole Schweikardt from Frankfurt University’s Com puter Science Institute was a DAAD postdoc scholarship holder in 2002.
time usually flies by. Research stays abroad have a lasting impact and change one’s view of the world.Gaining International Experience – Tips on How to Plan a Postdoc Stay Abroad Many young scientists would love to embark on a career in research. But how are they supposed to choose the most suitable host institute? First. for centres of top-class research are to be found scattered all over the world. and most research teams are international in composition. What is more. 13 . they should certainly take advantage of existing con tacts. At the same time. Although this may seem long at first. The experience gained and friendships made abroad remain with you throughout your mobile life – both in research and elsewhere. it is also important to remember that the host university may take a while to handle the administrative side of things. A postdoc stay abroad is ideally suited for this purpose. It is also very worthwhile in this context to attend international conferences. A stay abroad is generally financed either by the host institution or by a scholarship such as the DAAD’s post doc toral scholarship. with virtually no ad min istrative or teaching duties. where it is easy to approach even top academics and discuss the possibility of a postdoc placement. they often experience a fascinating new cultural milieu which they can explore with a group of like-minded people. especially if the junior researcher in question is hoping for a university career. A postdoc placement is rewarding on a variety of levels: it gives young academics the chance to devote themselves exclu sively to one particular field of research within an outstanding working environ ment. Planning tends to be easier if a student has already completed a stay abroad during their PhD course and has already identified potential hosts. When planning a postdoctoral stay abroad. It is therefore important to start searching for a suitable position at an early stage. postdoc stays abroad last for one to two years. As a rule. as this will provide them with up-to-date information about key developments in higher education and at specific universities. Young scientists should also maintain intensive contact with German researchers throughout their time abroad. To achieve this goal. It is also an advantage if they obtained their doctoral degree in a structured PhD course with an international orientation. most postdoctoral students find a “change of scene” highly stimulating after at least three years spent working intensively on their PhD topic. for example through their PhD supervisor. it is important for them to “swim free” after obtaining a doctoral degree and to establish a profile with their own special field of research. The plan to spend a period of time in another country thus allows postdocs to choose between the world’s best working groups.
supports the career paths of German academics in North America. returned to Germany with the support of GAIN. DAAD and the German Research Foundation (DFG). Workshops. « . Department of Physical Chemistry II. I had been keen to get to know another country and forge new contacts. At its highly popular annual conferences and career fairs. Help with Returning to Germany GAIN. I set off for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with the Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and a scholarship from the National Science Foundation’s Center for the Physics of Living Cells. I was able to find out all about return programmes and possible grants. While enjoying a DAAD-funded semester abroad in Oxford I had already gained a great deal of positive experience. 14 Through GAIN I learned of the possibility to receive support upon returning to Germany. which provides advice and information. where German scientists meet in over 30 university towns in North America – round off GAIN’s range of services. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation made this possible for me and efficiently prepared me for my research stay. Ever since. This was made possible for me by the returnee programme of the NRW Ministry of Innovation. Funding totals up to 1. A joint initiative of the research funding organisations Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.Creating Networks GAIN provides information on career opportunities in Germany. and made some useful initial contacts. I have been back in Germany since 2010 and work at Ruhr-Universität Bochum – the university where I attained my first degree.25 million euros for five years. the German Academic International Network. » A Report from Dr Simon Ebbinghaus: Excellent Support from GAIN Dr Simon Ebbinghaus (left). is “Inform – interlink – succeed”. GAIN helps academics maintain contact with German research and academic institutions and prepare their return to German academia. I received information about all the different options available for returning to Germany. Science and Research. and could thus plan my application very specifically. I decided to spend a period of time in the USA working as a postdoc on a new and exciting research topic. Once I had completed my PhD. a monthly newsletter featuring vacancies and job offers – not to mention German Tables. webinars. This was a wonderful and intense time for me. there is direct exchange with representatives of academia and business in Germany. At the European Career Fair in Boston. In 2007. Ruhr-Universität Bochum. I am in the process of establishing my own working group here at the Department of Physical Chemistry II under Professor Martina Havenith-Newen. The motto of the GAIN team. The main reason why I decided to go back was the outstanding support offered by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW).
the UK. provide specific impetus for interdisciplinary. Russia. In this way they act at the point where the academic and public domains intersect and provide society. What all the centres have in common is that they concentrate all the research and teaching activities relating to Germany and Europe within their respective regions. International Germany and Europe experts discussing “Borders and Border Crossers” in Berlin in 2010. They train future generations of Germany and Europe experts at master’s and/or PhD level. Furthermore. as indeed do their teaching and event profiles. the funding provided by the DAAD – facilitates globally interlinked research at the centres: academics at all DAAD centres regularly meet at international conferences where they exchange ideas about overlapping topics relevant to German and European studies. making them available to the wider academic community. The multilateral research dialogue also involves experts and institutions from beyond the circle of centres funded by the DAAD. innovative and in some cases bilateral research. Doctoral and graduate student workshops. Their interdisciplinary approach – which combines social and cultural sciences. policy-makers and the media in their respective countries with information about 15 the current state of research and with application-oriented knowledge about Ger many today. since they are geared to the regional context and needs. Poland. Their individual research profiles vary. . conference results have been published since 2010. the Netherlands. France. Israel. their joint view of Germany and.Impetus for German and European Studies 20 interdisciplinary centres for German and European studies around the world provide application-oriented knowledge about Germany today and the current state of research in German and European studies. the DAAD has initiated 20 interdisciplinary centres for German and European studies at selected universities in the USA. not least. summer schools and study trips provide junior academics at the DAAD centres for German and European studies on three continents with additional centralised platforms for creating international research networks. China and Japan. Bulgaria. Canada. Since the early 1990s.
putting junior researchers in particular in touch with german and european scholars.cr e At i n g n e t Wo r K S Innovation in Russian Social Sciences By providing interdisciplinary research and teaching about transformation and civil society. the focus is on social change and the political.com Vancouver Minneapolis Madison Berkeley Toronto Montréal Cambridge Cambridg Waltham Washington D. summer and winter schools. method seminars. University of British Columbia. Munk School of Global Affairs. University of Toronto ■ Institute for German Studies.ru/en www. Brandeis University. Petersburg State University has been supported by the DAAD since 2003. York University. Berkeley (1990–2000) ■ ■ ■ Le centre canadien d’études allemandes et européennes. University of California. C. (1990–2000) ■ ■ ■ Joint Initiative in German and European Studies. Vancouver (1997–2010) Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies. Minneapolis Center for German and European Studies. Petersburg is contributing to innovation in the Russian social sciences. training in methods. the centre offers an mA course taught in english entitled “Studies in european Societies”. which also draws on german expertise. and grants short-term scholarships to russian graduates and junior academics. in its graduate programme. and indeed for junior academics. the cgeS organises conferences and symposia. who research europe and presentday germany. University of Minnesota. This cooperation between Bielefeld University and St.spb. the cgeS follows a special interdisciplinary approach that is oriented above all to comparative german and european studies. University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for German and European Studies. the Centre for German and European Studies (CGES) in St. Waltham BMW Center for German and European Studies. Toronto ■ Institute for European Studies. Georgetown University. CENTRES FOR GERMAN AND EUROPEAN STUDIES ■ The Canadian Center for German and European Studies. Cambridge (1990–2000) ■ Center for German and European Studies. University of Birmingham (UK) Duitsland Instituut Amsterdam 16 . the cgeS is also an important contact point for german researchers.zdes. Washington D. economic and cultural conditions for civil society. Harvard University. workshops.european-studiesst-petersburg. Université de Montréal ■ ■ The Center for German and European Studies.C. the cgeS serves as the central point of contact for established scholars. www. particularly those studying the transformation process in eastern europe. is designed to foster networks. furthermore.
Israel and Poland during a centres meeting at the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB). University of Haifa ■ ■ Willy Brandt Centre for German and European Studies. Peking University Center for German Studies. University of Tokyo German Studies Center. University of Wrocław ■ ■ Centre for German and European Studies. St. Paris ■ Center for German and European Studies in Komaba. St. Kliment Ohridski (2001–2011) 17 . Sofia University St.A discussion between young Germany researchers from France. Petersburg State University ■ ■ Center for German and European Studies. Petersburg Birmingham Paris/Lyon Sofia Beijing Haifa Tokyo Jerusalem Amsterdam Wrocław ■ Centre Interdisciplinaire d’Etudes et de Recherches sur l’Allemagne (CIERA). Hebrew University of Jerusalem Haifa Center for German and European Studies.
the DAAD offers German higher education and research institutions a broad range of opportunities to pursue professional research marketing under the banner of a well-known brand – e. implementing communication strategies and projects to position Germany internationally as an attractive place for world class research. newsletter.research-in-germany. de/downloads or ordered free of charge from the dAAd’s publication system (in german only): www. . the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft joined forces with the DAAD to promote German research internationally. It aims to present German innovation and research in key international markets and to recruit junior and top academics to research projects in Germany.International Research Marketing – Research in Germany “Research in Germany – Land of Ideas”: this is the slogan of the international research marketing initiative of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). by international offices and welcome centres) or at international events.daad. g. The DAAD has been a partner in this initiative since 2006. the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The events are tailored to different audiences – from information seminars for young academics. de/publikationsbestellung. the DAAD’s international marketing measures include various media activities (website. 18 the brochures can be downloaded in pdf format at www. All publications can be used for advisory purposes (e. In 2010. g. by taking part in international career fairs or publishing research news in a globally published newsletter. Participation Opportunities for German Higher Education and Research Institutions Through Research in Germany. brochures) as well as international events. social media and Publications The following brochures have been published to date: research in germany publications address the specific concerns and needs of international (young) scientists wishing to learn more about the german research landscape and the opportunities to arrange a research stay in germany. advertising career and funding opportunities in Germany and participation in international career fairs to press-tours for international delegations of science journalists to German research facilities. Within this project.
Career.” Professor Thomas Dekorsy teaches at the faculty of physics at the University of Konstanz. graduate schools. research networks and research institutes to allow them to meet and talk in person to potential candidates. research-in-germany.researchin-germany. Internet Portal and Newsletter The English-language Internet portal www. research-in-germany. The following events are regularly staged to this end: ■ ■ ■ ■ European Career Fair at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA) Naturejobs Career Expo (UK) PhD Workshop (China) EuroScience Open Forum (held every two years at different locations in Europe) All dates and conditions for taking part are announced approximately four to five months before the event on the Research in Germany portal (in German only): www. I will certainly attend the next PhD Workshop China too. The registration tool enables institutions to post their reports online themselves at www. regional or subject-specific career.de offers an overview of the German research landscape. The print version is distributed to target groups around the world by the German diplomatic representations.de is the online gateway to the German research landscape. .research-ingermany. clusters of excellence. www.de/newsletter and in printed form. Selected articles are published in the newsletter which appears online at www. provides information about funding and career opportunities. partner organisations and the 66 DAAD branch offices and information centres. research and technology fairs abroad offer a useful way to publicise a research institute and recruit young academics. The DAAD organises joint appearances for German higher education institutions. Research and Technology Fairs Attracting a large number of professionals.research-in-germany. gives practical tips about arranging a research stay in Germany.de/ news. We enjoyed numerous conversations with interesting candidates – including more than ten concrete en quiries from highly-qualified PhD students.de/beteiligung “The PhD Workshop China was a highly successful event for us. and supplies information about activities conducted within the framework of the Research in Germany marketing initiative. The portal allows higher education institutions and research institutions to present their press releases and research news to a 19 worldwide audience.
Funding Programmes for Junior Researchers and Postdocs Programmes for German Scientists Programmes for Scientists from Abroad Programmes in Cooperation with Partners from Science and Industry .
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Programme description: The DAAD wishes to increase the mobility of German bachelor’s degree students in science and engineering.daad. More information / contact: Target group: Bachelor’s degree students enrolled at German universities in science and engineering. and at the time of application they should not have progressed further than the fifth semester of a six-semester course or the seventh semester of an eightsemester course. RISE Worldwide participants are closely involved in the research activities of their host teams. research internships are listed in the RISE Worldwide database. Placements are arranged and scholarships allocated through the DAAD. accident and personal liability insurance. travel costs and attendance at a two-and-a-half-day postprocessing meeting. including health. The stay abroad should be optimally integrated into the degree course at home and provide useful additional training. acquire knowledge of laboratory techniques.de www.RISE worldwide This programme. in consultation with the organisations offering the internships. Email: rise-weltweit@daad. funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). medicine and pharmacy. while at the same time strengthening cooperation between German and foreign higher education institutions in these subject areas. and familiarise themselves with everyday working life in a foreign country. applicants must still be matriculated. Support: RISE Worldwide provides full scholarships.de/rise-programs 22 . Thanks to its worldwide network. Objectives: To give outstanding bachelor’s degree students in science and engineering the chance to spend a period of time abroad. Duration: Six to twelve weeks Application: Applications are submitted online. computer modelling and engineering contexts. offers an ideal path into an international research context. the application period is from early December to midJanuary. the DAAD is able to arrange research internships – literally “around the globe” – for which students can apply directly. geoscience and related disciplines Application requirements: At the time of their stay abroad.
as can academics (doctoral level and higher) who are funded by German organisations for research stays abroad. More information / contact: www. A grant corresponding to the applicable DAAD travel expense allowance is provided for scientific talks abroad.de/kongressreisen 23 . Other academics working outside Germany are not entitled to apply. Application: Applications for funding of congress travel must be received by the DAAD no later than four months before the first day of the congress. accommodation and subsistence costs. Duration: Funding is available to cover a maximum of eight congress days. scientists holding a PhD degree and emeritus professors at German universities and research institutes Application requirements: Academics and PhD students who are involved in recognised research work and are integrated into the German academic system can apply for funding through this programme.PROGR A MME S FOR GERM A N S CIENTI S Ts Funding of Congress Participation and Scientific Talks Abroad Target group: PhD students. initiating new research collaborations and becoming part of an international academic network. provides funding for foreign travel enabling scientists and researchers to present current research results at international conferences or academic lectures. while applications for funding of scientific talks abroad must be received no later than one month before the start of travel. Programme description: The DAAD’s Congress Participation and Scientific Talks Abroad Programme financed by the Federal Foreign Office. Objectives: To give in particular young scientists at German higher education institutions the opportunity to raise their international profile by engaging in professional exchange.daad. Support: Funding for congress attendance comprises the applicable DAAD travel expense allowance plus a grant to cover congress fees.
Advanced and Postgraduate Studies and Research (excluding dissertation projects) Target group: Graduates and postdocs Application requirements: The scholarships. Application: For most countries. An extension may be granted in justified exceptional cases – for example if the scholarships are to cover attendance of an 18. Support: The monthly stipend comprises a basic grant plus a country. are allocated according to academic qualifications and personal aptitude. candidates are chosen by personal interview before a selection committee.or 24-month course of study. They are open to German graduates and postdocs at state and state-recognised higher education institutions. More information / contact: www.de/ausland/studieren/ stipendium 24 . Furthermore. which are funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Programme description: The annual scholarships can be allocated for further studies abroad. Objectives: To enable graduates and postdocs to undertake further studies and research stays abroad. this programme allows graduates from all disciplines to apply for an accredited fulltime MBA course.Annual Scholarships for Supplementary. that is to say for supplementary. one academic year.or region-specific foreign allowance.daad. Duration: As a rule. advanced and postgraduate studies and research stays (excluding dissertation projects) at higher education institutions in Europe and non-European countries.
New Zealand. an industrial research laboratory or in the form of fieldwork. No course fees can be reimbursed in the case of short-term scholarships. a monthly allowance to cover research and congress costs. The research project can be carried out at a university. accident and personal liability insurance. Asia. Programme description: The scholarships. a non-university research institute. Application: Candidates are chosen by a committee of university lecturers on the basis of their submitted written applications and/or a personal interview (Africa. are intended for research projects abroad which form a required part of a doctoral degree and last up to one year.daad.de/ausland/studieren/ stipendium . since these scholarships are not intended for students taking part in regular taught courses. Support: Scholarship holders receive a monthly stipend adjusted to the host country. applicants must present proof of a German university degree or equivalent qualification entitling them to undertake a doctoral degree at a German university. Australia. The programme targets PhD students of all disciplines at universities and non-university research institutions. 25 Duration: The scholarships are intended for projects between one and twelve months in duration. which are funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Latin America).PROGR A MME S FOR GERM A N S CIENTI S Ts Annual and Short-term Scholarships for Doctoral Students Target group: PhD students Application requirements: At the time of application. Any course fees which may be incurred will be reimbursed up to the country-specific maximum levels defined by the DAAD. Applicants must apply to be exempted from course fees or to pay reduced fees. More information / contact: www. Objectives: To allow junior scientists and scholars to acquire experience in an international research environment by spending time abroad during the doctoral degree phase. a travel cost allowance and health. An extension is possible to cover long fieldwork or archive phases abroad.
a travel allowance and re-integration support (only for 12 to 24 month scholarships). 26 . the PhD degree should not date back more than four years.Postdoctoral Programme Objectives: To allow scholarship holders to spend a period of time abroad following completion of their PhD in order to acquire important further qualifications for a future career in academia. At the time of application. 15 March and 15 June of each year. business or the cultural domain. but must be submitted to the DAAD in full at least three months before the start of the stay abroad. Short-term scholarships lasting up to six months cannot be extended. a monthly allowance to cover research and congress costs. More information / contact: www.de/postdoc Target group: Postdocs Application requirements: This programme is geared towards postdoctoral researchers with above-average qualifications who have completed their PhD with distinction before embarking on the scholarship programme. If the funding period exceeds twelve months. Support: Scholarship holders receive a monthly stipend. closing dates for application are 15 November. the host institute will be expected to make a substantial contribution to the costs of the scholarship in the second funding year. Application: Applications for short-term scholarships (three to six months) are possible at any time.daad. in all academic disciplines for research stays abroad leading to further qualifications. For scholarships covering periods longer than six months. Duration: Scholarships are allocated for a period of between three and 24 months. funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Programme description: The DAAD offers scholarships.
Travel grants to attend job interviews or to Support: Travel expense allowances are available to cover the costs of travel to Germany and back. postdocs and experienced academics abroad. which is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).de/rueckgewinnung give lectures at universities and academic institutions in Germany.365 to 1.518 euros for postdoctoral students (depending on age). postdocs and experienced academics abroad Application requirements: Applications are welcome from German PhD students in the final stages of their PhD at a foreign university. Application: Applications for return scholarships must be submitted no later than three months before the desired beginning of the scholarship. Return scholarships lasting up to six months aimed at helping German academics to re-enter the German research landscape following a mobility phase abroad lasting at least twelve months.daad. The return scholarships comprise a monthly stipend of 1. while applications for travel cost allowances must be submitted no later than 14 days before travel begins. More information / contact: www. Research stays at universities and non-university research institutions are funded. 27 . Objectives: To help German academics abroad return to a professional career in Germany. nor from academics who are already back in Germany or have been promised a job upon their return. as well as 60 euros per day to cover a stay of up to one week in Germany. Scholarships are geared especially to particularly highly-qualified candidates with good prospects of pursuing a further academic career in Germany. Programme description: The programme. 2. Two separate types of funding are offered: 1. but not from holders of scholarships from German funding organisations whose scholarship makes provision for return funding. Duration: Return scholarships are allocated for a maximum period of six months.000 euros for PhD students and 1.progrAmmeS for germAn ScientiStS Re-integration of German Scientists from Abroad Target group: German PhD students. supports German academics in all disciplines who wish to continue their academic career in Germany following a mobility phase. plus a travel expense allowance.
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aims to bring Anglo-American students into contact with research in Germany at an early stage in their careers. Programme description: The RISE programme offers unique opportunities for undergraduate students to work with research groups at universities and top research institutions across Germany for a period of two to three months during the summer.de/rise-programs . Duration: Eight to twelve weeks during the summer Application: Applications are submitted online. as is attendance at a three-day meeting of scholarship holders. accident and personal liability insurance are covered.progrAmmeS for ScientiStS from ABroAd RISE – Research Internships in Science and Engineering Target group: North American and British undergraduate students of science and engineering Application requirements: At the time of the research internship. Objectives: The programme.daad. The costs of health. research internships are listed in 29 the RISE database. More information / contact: E-Mail: rise@daad. RISE interns are matched with PhD students whom they assist and who serve as their mentors. Support: Students receive a monthly stipend of 650 euros and an allowance of 150 euros to cover the costs of travel within Germany.de www. which is funded by the Federal Foreign Office. the application period is from the beginning of December to the end of January. to promote the internationalisation of doctoral research in Germany and to strengthen network-building and therefore transatlantic research cooperation. students must have finished at least the second year of their undergraduate degree.
Research Grants for Doctoral Candidates and Young Academics and Scientists Target group: Graduates or postdocs from abroad Application requirements: Excellentlyqualified university graduates who hold a Diploma or master’s degree at the time they commence the grant-supported research and. in exceptional cases.de www.daad. a study and research allowance and. Application: Applications are submitted directly to the diplomatic and consular offices of the Federal Republic of Germany in the candidate’s home country or to the branch offices and information centres of the DAAD. Support: The DAAD provides a monthly stipend depending on the candidate’s educational level.de/stipendien Programme description: The scholarships funded by the Federal Foreign Office allow candidates to undertake research or further training at a state or state recognised German university or non-university research institution. for four years. if applicable. Duration: As a rule. Applications cannot be made directly to the DAAD headquarters in Bonn. funding lasts for three years and.funding-guide. graduates holding a bachelor’s degree or already holding a doctorate / PhD (postdocs). More information / contact: www. Research and further training projects not leading to a specific qualification may also receive funding. funding is available – depending on the applicant’s project and work plan – for a period of one to ten months. Objectives: Funding is provided for research projects at a German university or nonuniversity research institution that lead to a PhD in the candidate’s home country or in Germany. The primary goal is the funding of the doctoral dissertation. in exceptional cases. the stipend also includes provision for health insurance cover in Germany and an appropriate travel cost allowance. In the case of full PhD degrees in Germany. For stays lasting more than six months. 30 . an accommodation allowance and family subsidies will be granted. As a rule.
de www.funding-guide. Applications cannot be made directly to the DAAD headquarters in Bonn. unless travel costs are borne by the candidate’s home country or some other party. A written agreement concerning the academic cooperation – explicitly referring to the applicant’s project – must be included within the application.PROGR A MME S FOR S CIENTI S Ts f r o m A b r o a d Research Stays for University Academics and Scientists Target group: Foreign academics and scientists working at higher education or research institutes Application requirements: University academics and scientists who apply for a DAAD research stay funded by the Federal Foreign Office should generally have completed a PhD. Objectives: To enable international academics and university lecturers to undertake a research stay at German higher education and research institutes.de/stipendien . In addition.daad. to a DAAD branch office or information centre. the most important criterion for selection is a convincing and well-planned research project that has been agreed with an academic cooperation partner at the intended German host institute. All applicants must be working at a university or research institute in their home country. Besides the applicant’s academic achievements to date. Programme description: This programme gives international scientists the opportunity to undertake a research project at a state or state recognised higher education or nonuniversity research institute in Germany. Support: A monthly stipend depending on the candidate’s academic status. Application: Applications are submitted directly to the diplomatic and consular offices of the Federal Republic of Germany in the candidate’s home country. DAAD support for a research stay can only be awarded once in any three-year period. More information / contact: www. a travel expense allowance is provided. depending on the applicant’s work plan. Duration: Research stays last for between 31 one and three months.
funding-guide. Application: Applications are submitted directly to the diplomatic and consular offices of the Federal Republic of Germany in the candidate’s home country or to a DAAD branch office or information centre.progrAmmeS for ScientiStS from ABroAd Re-invitation Programme for Former Scholarship Holders Objectives: To enable former research and study scholarship holders to stay in contact with Germany. a travel expense allowance is provided.daad. More information / contact: www.de/stipendien Target group: Former DAAD research or study scholarship holders and former GDR scholarship holders Application requirements: Former DAAD research or study scholarship holders with a scholarship term in excess of six months and former GDR scholarship holders who have studied for at least one year in Germany can apply for a re-invitation. Support: A monthly stipend depending on the candidate’s academic status. depending on the applicant’s work plan. Former scholarship holders working outside the academic sector can also apply for a work stay at another institution in the fields of business. culture or the media. Programme description: Research and work projects at a state or state-recognised higher education or non-university research institution are funded by the Federal Foreign Office.de www. unless these costs are borne by the candidate’s home country or some other party. administration. 32 . At least three years must have passed since their stay in Germany. Duration: Research and work stays last for between one and three months. In addition. industry. Applications cannot be made directly to the DAAD headquarters in Bonn.
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daad. engineering and environmental studies. the scholarship covers the costs of a two-month German course and provides a grant towards health insurance. The PhD must not have been completed more than two years prior to application. In addition. Objectives: To promote research by postdocs from all over the world and in all subject fields with a view to further internationalising the Leibniz Institutes. Programme description: The Leibniz Association and the DAAD offer particularly highly-qualified postdocs from all over the world the opportunity to conduct their own research project at one of the 86 Leibniz Institutes in Germany.840 euros.de/leibniz 34 . social sciences and mathematics to the life sciences. Support: The scholarship pays a monthly stipend of 1. The spectrum of subject fields ranges from the humanities and education research to economics.Leibniz-DAAD Research Fellowship Programme Target group: Postdocs in all fields of research worldwide Application requirements: Applicants must have a doctorate / PhD and submit their own research project. More information / contact: www. Duration: Twelve months Application: Application dates and procedures can be found in the scholarship advertisements.
Duration: Application: Current offers are available at any time. More information / contact: www. postdocs and senior scientists from all over the world with a view to further internationalising the DLR institutes.de/dlr PhD student scholarship: Up to 36 months Postdoctoral scholarship: At least six. It is also possible to receive family-related subsidies.daad. Programme description: This programme. postdocs and senior scientists in the fields of space. In addition. transportation and energy worldwide Application requirements: Applicants must be in possession of a Master’s degree (PhD students) or a doctorate / PhD (postdocs) and provide detailed reasons for their application for the desired scholarship. which has been jointly developed and funded by the DLR and the DAAD. offers PhD students.p ro g r A m m eS i n co o p er At i o n W i t H pA r t n er S f ro m S ci en ce A n d i n d uS t rY DLR-DAAD Research Fellowships Target group: PhD students. Postdoctoral fellows and senior scientists are supported with a monthly stipend of 1.840 euros and 2.240 euros respectively. postdocs and senior scientists from all over the world the opportunity to undertake a research or further training project at a DLR Institute. Support: PhD students receive a monthly stipend of 1. aeronautics.467 euros. the costs of travelling to and from the research placement (in the form of a lump-sum payment) and health insurance are covered. Objectives: To promote research by PhD students. Scholarship for senior scientists: One to at most 24 months three months 35 .
biotechnology. Application requirements: Only candidates with above-average academic qualifications can be considered for a scholarship. In assessing applications. the USA and Canada. immunology. Applicants from these countries can also apply if they have completed their doctoral thesis in Germany and wish to begin the scholarship programme immediately after receiving their PhD.PROGR A MME S IN COOPER A TION W IT H P A RTNER S FROM S CIENCE A ND INDU S TR Y DAAD / Roche Diagnostics Postdoctoral Programme Programme description: The DAAD and Roche Diagnostics GmbH offer scholarships to allow particularly highly-qualified international postdoctoral scientists to spend a period of time conducting research at one of Europe’s leading biotechnology centres – Penz berg near Munich – with a view to at tain ing further qualifications. Duration: Twelve months. The experimental research and development activities in the field of diagnostics are accompanied by academic support provided by German university lecturers.de/roche Target group: Scientists from the European Union. cell biology. Objectives: Scholarships are geared to young scientists for whom learning about industrial research approaches and ideas represents an additional qualification for their future scientific career. oncology or in-vivo imaging. biochemistry. protein engineering. The costs of travel to the research centre and back are covered – depending on the candidate’s country of origin – as are the costs of combined health. More information / contact: www. bioinformatics. Support: The programme provides a monthly stipend of 2. Application: Applications are possible at any time and can be submitted to a DAAD branch office or to Section 521 of the DAAD headquarters in Bonn. An extension up to a maximum duration of 24 months is possible.daad. molecular biology. 36 . personal liability and accident insurance and a preparatory or concomitant language course in Germany. Suitable applicants should have knowledge of at least one of the following specialist fields: chemistry.250 euros plus family subsidies for married scholarship holders. particular importance is attached to the applicant’s academic achievements to date.
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