DAAD Bilateral Exchange of Academics 2024 for International researchers

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DAAD Bilateral Exchange of Academics 2024 for International researchers. Apply below.

When is Application Deadline:

Applications can be made at any time but at least 3 months prior to the planned research stay.

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Tell Me About Award:

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) awards funding for a research stay of 14 days to 3 months at any Germany university to university lecturers, experienced academics, or scientists who are active in university and research spaces in their home country. 

Which Fields are Eligible?

The research grant can be taken up for all fields.



Who can Apply?

  • Candidates who hold a PhD degree;
  • Applicants must be employed as university lectures, established academics, or scientists at a university or research institute in their home country;
  • The research project must be coordinated with the date and purpose of your stay in advance with your host institution in Germany. 

Which Countries are Eligible?


Where will Award be Taken?


How Many Awards?

Not specified

What is the Benefit of Award?

Your research stay should last at least 14 days up to a maximum of three months. Please indicate in your application form how long you wish to receive funding. 

The scholarship covers living costs and travel for the grant holder.

  • Monthly scholarship payment for living costs,

              – 2000 EUR for assistant teachers, assistant professors and lecturers;

              – 2150 EUR for professors.

  • Unless otherwise regulated by bilateral agreements, the costs of the outward and return journey are borne by the respective sending country;
  • In the case of a disability or chronic illness: subsidy for additional costs which result from the disability or chronic illness and are not covered by other funding providers;
  • Green Mobility Top Up (Support for climate-friendly travel) or partial reimbursement of carbon offset payments for air travel.

How to Apply:

The DAAD funding application is online through the DAAD application portal. For more information, see the notes on applying on the portal.

Documents to be uploaded to the DAAD portal:

  • Online application form;
  • Full curriculum vitae in tabular form (max. 3 pages);
  • List of academic publications (max. 3 pages);
  • Comprehensive statement about research project (max. 10 pages). Please also read important information for scholarship applicants / section B, point 2;
  • Time plan for your planned research visit (please also name the host institute(s) and academic hosts);
  • Written confirmation from your host (informal) about the academic cooperation that must refer to your proposal and guarantee that the host institute in Germany will provide you with a workplace; and
  • Invitation letter for the German counterpart from the host university. The German counterpart should apply unter the following link: Bilateral Exchange of Academics.

Documents and Links

Doing a PhD and Research in Germany

Research in Germany

GERiT – German Research Institutions

Important information for DAAD scholarship applicants

Visit Award Webpage for Details


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