DLR-DAAD Research Fellowships 2023 for International Researchers

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

Application Deadline: Varying according to Fellowship option

About the Award: 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.

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Eligible Field(s): This special programme is intended for highly-qualified foreign doctoral and postdoctoral students as well as senior scientists from the fields of Aeronautics, Space, Transportation, and Energy. DLR-DAAD Fellowships offer outstanding scientists and researchers the opportunity to conduct special research at the institutes of the DLR in Germany.

Please note that within the DLR-DAAD programme, you cannot apply for a university or another institution, only for a DLR institute.

Type: Fellowship

Eligibility: 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.

Eligible Countries: International

To be Taken at (Country): Germany

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value & Duration of Award:

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

  • Type A – Doctoral Students (Doctorate in Germany): monthly instalment of 1,760 euros; e.g. flat-rate travel allowance, health insurance, family allowances
  • Type B – Postdoctoral Students (Research in Germany): 2,400 euros per month
  • Type C – Senior Scientists (Research in Germany): 2,760 euros per month

How to Apply: The application procedure occurs online through the DAAD portal.

  • It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.

Visit Award Webpage for Details