Saturday, August 22, 2009

DAAD PhD Research Grants Awards – 2009-2010, Germany

Research grants are awarded primarily to highly qualified PhD candidates who are early in their academic/professional careers or to individuals wishing to earn a doctoral degree in Germany. Funding may also be granted to recent PhDs who would like to conduct research. This grant is open to applicants in all fields. However, there are restrictions for those in healthcare related fields, including dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine; please contact the DAAD New York office if your academic pursuits are in these fields.

Scholarship Eligibility:
*Applicants must be enrolled full-time in an accredited doctoral degree program or engaged full-time in a post-doctoral position. Those wishing to pursue a complete doctoral degree program in Germany do not have to meet this requirement.
*Applicants should have a well-defined research project that makes a stay in Germany essential. Preference will be given to applicants who have been invited by a faculty member at a German university to study or do research in a particular university department.
*Only doctoral degree candidates who are ABD (all but dissertation) or will have reached ABD status by the time of the grant period and Post Docs are eligible to apply for grants less than ten months in duration.
Applicants in the arts, humanities, and social sciences should have a good command of German.
*At the time of application, Applicants must not have been resident in Germany for more than one year.
*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 and express intent to return to their US/Canadian institution following the research visit to Germany may also be eligible.
Prior recipients of a DAAD grant/scholarship should contact DAAD New York before applying to determine their eligibility.

Scholarship Duration:
Research Grants are awarded for periods of one to 10 months. Applicants wishing to complete a doctoral degree program in Germany may receive up to three one-year extensions.

Starting Date:
Ten-month scholarships must take place during the German academic year (October 2010 to July 2011). Short-term grants (one to six months) must be started between four and twelve months after the application deadline.

Monthly stipend is approximately €1,000. In addition, DAAD will pay for health insurance and provide a flat rate subsidy for travel costs.

Additional Information:
A very limited number of grantees for periods of seven months or longer may be awarded an additional two-month language course grant.
Grantees may not hold a DAAD grant concurrently with funding from another German, German-American, or German-Canadian organization for the same period.

Closing Date:
* November 15, 2009 (postmark) for 10-month and short-term grants
* Please apply at least four months before your projected research stay in Germany and not much more than a year ahead.

Application Procedure For Scholarship:
*Check if your university is a DAAD Partner University by clicking here.
*If your school is a Partner University, contact the designated DAAD campus coordinator (at the list above). All materials should be submited to your coordinator before your university’s deadline. For the May 15th deadline (Short-term research grant) please apply directly to the DAAD New York office.
*If your university is NOT a Partner University, send your application directly to the DAAD New York office. Do NOT send any materials to the DAAD Bonn office.
*The application form must be completed online.
*Please disregard the “Information regarding your application”, the last page of the online application. The information relevant to your application is the following as well as the instructions DAAD New York provides in the Online Application Guidelines and the Instructions for Completing the DAAD Online Application.
*Collate, but DO NOT staple, each copy of the application in this order:

1. Signed Application Form
2. CV/Résumé
3. Research Proposal
4. 2 Letters of Recommendation
5. Evidence of Contact with German Institution
6. DAAD Language Certificate
7. For PhD candidates, confirmation of ABD status
8. Transcripts

Submit a total of FOUR copies (1 original, 3 photocopies) of all the above application materials. You may open your official transcript to make photocopies of it. Exception: You may submit just ONE of each of your original, sealed recommendation letters (i.e. no photocopies needed of recommendation letters).

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