DAAD Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience (PRIME) 2024 for Research in Germany

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 Are you a highly qualified postdoc? Could you well imagine working in Germany? But you would also like to spend a period of time pursuing research in another? Then apply for a place on the “Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience“ (P.R.I.M.E) programme.

Application Deadline: 31st August 2023.

Selection: February 2024
Earliest starting date: 1 June 2024

Eligible Countries: All

To be taken at (country): Germany

About the Award: With co-funding from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the European Union, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) gives young postdocs the chance to spend a period of time researching abroad, in combination with a research phase in Germany. What is special about this programme is that is provides jobs, not scholarships. Applications are invited from postdoctoral researchers of all nationalities and subjects.

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Type: Research

Eligibility: Requirements for applicants include the following:

  • PhD completed before the start of funding
  • free choice of country for the research phase abroad, providing that the candidate did not spend a total of more than twelve months there in the previous three years
  • agreement of host institutions in Germany and abroad
  • confirmation from the German host that it is willing to employ the postdoctoral researcher for the entire funding period if funding is approved

Number of Awardees: Not specified

Value of Program: 

  • basic salary and international allowance, plus travel allowance for the researcher, spouse/partner and children
  • invitation to attend an orientation seminar before programme begins

Duration of Research: 18 months

  • twelve months spent abroad
  • six months spent in Germany

How to Apply:

  • The application form is available in the application portal. To get to the portal please click on Stipendiendatenbank für Deutsche, fill in Fachrichtung (subject of your research), Zielland (country of the period abroad) and Status “Programme für: Promovierte” (position), and select the programme.
  • Please mind the instructions on registering on the portal, choose English as portal language, activate, if necessary, the compatibility view of your browser and choose English as browser language. After registration in the portal, please click on the tab “personal funding“.

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