DLR-DAAD Research Fellowships for International Researchers 2023

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.

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.

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...... continue reading

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

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DLR-DAAD Research Fellowships

Application DeadlineNot Specified
Country to studyGermany
SponsorGerman Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
GenderMen and Women

Aim and Benefits of DLR-DAAD Research Fellowships

  • 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

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.

Interview date, Process and Venue for 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.

Application Deadline

Not Specified

How to Apply

For more details, visit DAAD website.

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