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Research Grants for Doctoral Candidates and Young Scientists and Academics

Research grants to run up to 6 months:
  • Application deadline: 31 October each year. 
  • Requirement: Excellent Master's or PhD degree, completed less than six years ago 
  • The DAAD will pay an appropriate flat-rate travel allowance, a monthly stipend and a health insurance cover. 
  • German language skills are not expected. 
  • Online application
Research grants to run for 6 - 36 months (full grant scholarship):
  • Application deadline: 31 October each year. 
  • Requirement: Excellent Master's degree, completed less than six years ago 
  • Field research in the home country is possible for up to 12 months. 
  • The grants are open to all academic disciplines. 
  • German language skills are not expected. 
  • The DAAD will pay an appropriate flat-rate travel allowance, a monthly stipend and a health insurance cover. 
  • Funding for field work in the home country not provided by DAAD
  • Online application
Grants in accordance with the DAAD Sandwich Model:
  • Application deadline: 31 October each year 
  • Requirement: Excellent Master's degree, completed less than six years ago 
  • Funding for field work in the home country not provided by DAAD. 
  • Only 2 phases of field research (of altogether 12 months) in your home country or “third country” are possible. 
  • Residence in Germany is subject to a time limit of 24 months. 
  • The Doctorate degree has to be gained in the home country. 
  • German language skills are not expected. 
  • For the stay in Germany, the DAAD will pay an appropriate flat-rate travel allowance, a monthly stipend and a health insurance cover
  • Online application 

To do research in Germany, applicants need an admission at a Graduate School in Germany, or the confirmation/ invitation of a German supervisor based at a university or research institute. It often proves difficult to find such a research contact. Therefore, it is advisable to start the search as early as possible! 

To find a collaborator in Germany, you can use research search engines: 
Suggestions on how to write a research proposal: 

For more detailed information about our scholarships, please click here

Applications:
  • Online via www.funding-guide.de. The application summary, generated by the system, needs to be sent to the DAAD Regional Office for Africa, Nairobi, together with the original reference letters. 
  • A direct application to DAAD Head Office in Germany is not possible.

 

 

 

 

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