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DLR-DAAD 2020 Research Fellowships for International Researchers (Germany)

DLR – DAAD Research Fellowships’ is a programme implemented by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

DLR is Germany´s national research center for aeronautics and space. Its extensive research and development work in Aeronautics, Space, Transportation and Energy is integrated into national and international cooperative ventures. As Germany´s space agency, DLR has been given responsibility for the forward planning and the implementation of the German space program by the German federal government as well as for the international representation of German interests. Approximately 8,300 people plus approx. 400 visiting scientists are employed in DLR´s 40 institutes and facilities at 20 locations in Germany.

About German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

DAAD scholarship in Germany is a private, federally funded and state-funded, self governing national agency of the institutions of higher education in Germany, representing 365 German higher education institutions (100 universities and technical universities, 162 general universities of applied sciences, and 52 colleges of music and art) [2003]. The DAAD itself does not offer programs of study or courses, but awards competitive, merit-based grants for use toward study and/or research in Germany at any of the accredited German institutions of higher education. It also awards grants to German...... read more


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DLR-DAAD Research Fellowships


Aim and Benefits of DLR-DAAD Research Fellowships

Type A

Target Group

Doctoral Students

Fellowship Goal

Doctorate in Germany

Funding Duration

36 months

Type B

Target Group

Postdoctoral Students

Fellowship Goal

Research in Germany

Funding Duration

6 to 24 months

Type C

Target Group

Senior Scientists

Fellowship Goal

Research in Germany

Funding Duration

1 to 3 months

Fellowships are always awarded for the length of the research stay in Germany. The host DLR institute and the fellowship candidate will agree upon the length of this term

Fellowship Value (as of 1.1.2019)

Type A

Monthly Instalment

1,760 Euros

Possible Additional Payments

e.g. flat-rate travel allowance, health insurance, family allowances

Type B

Monthly Instalment

2,400 Euros

Possible Additional Payments

none

Type C

Monthly Instalment

2,760 Euros

Possible Additional Payments

none


Requirements for DLR-DAAD Research Fellowships Qualification

At the time of their application, applicants for a DLR-DAAD Fellowship must

  1. not be of German nationality,
  2. be able to prove their outstanding study or research achievements in the field of research corresponding to the fellowship offer,
  3. Type A: have completed their studies or research with a university degree not more than six years ago,
    Type B: have completed their studies with a doctorate/PhD/Candidate (Russia) not more than two years ago,
    Type C: applicants must be working in higher education or at a research institute; positions are open to outstandingly-qualified academics and scientists who should generally hold a doctorate/Ph.D., additional prerequisites may differ and are stated in the fellowship offers,
  4. have an excellent knowledge of English; knowledge of German is advantageous.

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Documents Required for Application

Type A & B:

The following documents have to be uploaded to the DAAD portal:

  • Online application form;
  • Cover page;
  • Statement of the reasons for applying for a certain fellowship: Appendix;
  • Complete curriculum vitae;
  • List of publications, if applicable;
  • Abstract of the final Master or PhD thesis (max. 3 pages);
  • University degree certificate indicating final grade(s): the certificate must be subsequently submitted before the grant-supported research begins if it is not available at the time of application;
  • English language certificate (e.g. TOEFL IBT: min. 79; IELTS: min. 6.5);
  • German or English translation of documents submitted in the national language;
  • All university certificates on all annual examinations with individual grade(s), incl. explanation of grading system.

Type C:

The following documents have to be uploaded to the DAAD portal:

  • Online application form;
  • Cover page;
  • Statement of the reasons for applying for a certain fellowship: Appendix;
  • Complete curriculum vitae;
  • List of publications.

 



Application Deadline

Not Specified


How to Apply

The application procedure occurs online through the DAAD portal.

Applicants are not required to submit any confirmation of academic supervision.

Documents to be sent to the DAAD application address by post:

Two letters of recommendation, which should be written by senior academics of the applicant´s own choice. The form of the letter of recommendation has to be generated in the DAAD portal in the section "Request reference" after registration and downloaded. Please send the form by e-mail to your referees and ask for the completed reference form to be sent to the application address in Bonn in a sealed envelope. References are confidential and must not be read by the applicant.

The letters of recommendation cannot be accepted in digital form and must be sent by your referees by regular mail to the DAAD head office in Bonn. The letters of recommendation must arrive 4 weeks after the application was uploaded in the DAAD portal at the latest, at the address:

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Section ST43/DLR
Kennedyallee 50
53175 Bonn
Germany

For more details, visit DAAD website.

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