Finding Scholarships

Here you can find information on various kinds of DAAD funding for foreign students, graduates and postdocs as well as on funding offered by other selected organisations.

Please note:
The usage of the application portal is possible only to a limited extent with mobile devices. Please use your desktop computer. Technical requirements

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The primary aim of this programme is to promote research projects within the context of doctoral programmes.

Who can apply?

Doctoral candidates at universities in Brazil, who have been awarded a domestic scholarship from CAPES

What can be funded?

A research project or course of continuing education at a state or state-recognised institution of higher education or a non-university research institute in Germany, which is being carried out in coordination with an academic adviser in Germany.

Duration of the funding

  • 2 months to a maximum of six months; the length of the grant is decided by a selection committee and depends on the project in question and the applicant's work schedule.
  • The grant is non-renewable.

Value

  • Co-funded by CAPES:
    According to the agreements between DAAD and the Brazilian partner institutions the domestic doctoral scholarships will be paid during the research stay in Germany without changing the duration and value of the funding.
  • Co-funded by DAAD:
    - Monthly payment of euros 650.-
    - Payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance cover
    - Travel allowance, unless the expenses ar covered by the home country or another source of funding

Selection

An independent selection committee consisting of specialist scientists reviews applications.

The most important selection criteria:

  • a convincing and well-planned research project or course of continuing education
  • academic achievements

Additional documents that prove academic suitability or provide information about extracurricular activities will also be considered in the assessment.

What requirements must be met?

  • Applicants must hold the official status as a doctoral candidate at a university in Brazil and have been awarded a domestic scholarship from CAPES
  • As a rule, applicants shoud not have graduated any longer than six years before the application deadline. If you are already working on a doctoral degree, your should not have started your degree any longer than three years previously
  • Applicants who have been resident in Germany for longer than 15 months at the application deadline cannot be considered

Language skills

Good knowledge of German or English, depending on the language of the research project in Germany.

Application documents

1. Documents to be uploaded to the DAAD portal:

  • Online application form
  • Full curriculum vitae in tabular form (max. 3 pages)
  • List of publications (max. 10 pages), if applicable
  • Extensive and detailed description of the research proposal which has been agreed upon with the academic adviser and a description of previous research work (max. 10 pages)
  • Schedule of planned research work
  • Letter confirming supervision by an academic adviser in Germany, which refers to the applicant's proposal and confirms that the host institute will provide a workplace
  • University degree certificate indicating final grade(s): the certificate must be subsequently submitted before the grant-supported research begins if it is not available at the time of application
  • Proof of admission to the doctoral thesis or certification of the date on which the exam will be taken before the scholarship starts
  • Proof of the scholarship award from CAPES
  • Other documents which support your application (example: certificates of employment, proof of placements, etc.)
  • Language certificate
  • All university certificates on all annual examinations with individual grade(s), incl. explanation of grading system
  • German or English translations of documents submitted in the national language
2. To be submitted by post:
  • The "Application summary", which is generated in the portal in PDF format and which can be printed out after the online application procedure is completed; please send 1 copy to the application address;
  • One recent reference from a university teacher which provides information about your qualifications; please enclose one copy of the reference in a sealed envelope with each copy of your application. Please regard the instructions given on the tab “Submitting an application“.

Application deadline

  • February 28th 2019, for a research stay between July 2019 and December 2019
  • April 1st 2019, for a research stay between September 2019 and April 2020
  • December 2nd 2019, for a research stay between May 2020 and January 2021

Application location

DAAD Rio de Janeiro Branch Office
Serviço Alemão de Intercâmbio Acadêmico
Rua Professor Alfredo Gomes, 37 Botafogo
22251-080 Rio de Janeiro
Brasilien
Tel.: +55 (21)/2553-3296
Fax.: +55 (21)/2553-9261
E-Mail.: auxilio@daad.org.br
WWW.: http://www.daad.org.br

Information and advisory centres

DAAD Rio de Janeiro Branch Office
Serviço Alemão de Intercâmbio Acadêmico
Rua Professor Alfredo Gomes, 37 Botafogo
22251-080 Rio de Janeiro
Brasilien
Tel.: +55 (21)/2553-3296
Fax.: +55 (21)/2553-9261
E-Mail.: auxilio@daad.org.br
WWW.: http://www.daad.org.br

More detailed information

http://www.daad.org.br/auxilio

General information on the application via DAAD portal

You can access the DAAD portal by clicking "Application portal" at the end of the page. Here you will find an online application form in which you can enter your application data.

This is what you have to do:

1. Register in the DAAD portal (Read notes about registering in the portal >>)

2. Request references (if necessary according to the call for proposals, see "Application procedure")
The form, which has to be completed by a referee, has to be generated in the DAAD portal in the section "Request reference" after registration and downloaded. Please send the form by e-mail to your referee and ask for the completed reference form to be returned to you in a sealed envelope. In each case, please provide your referee with the application address thus enabling him/her to send the recommendation letter there direct.

Please note that the form for completion by a referee can only be generated during the application period (from about 6 weeks before the application deadline).
Please generate one form for each referee.

3. Applying online in the DAAD portal (Read notes on applying in the portal >>)

  • Download and complete the online application form
  • Prepare application documents
  • If necessary, translate documents (unless they are already in German or English).
  • Scan paper documents (except references) and save in PDF format. Please note that you can only upload PDF files to the portal.
  • Upload the completed application form and the required appendices (except references and any work samples which you might have to submit) to the portal in PDF format. Translations, if applicable, should be uploaded together with the document issued in the original language.
  • Submit the uploaded application documents online.

4. Sending application documents by post
Submit the printed "Application summary" – if necessary with several copies (see "Application procedure/Application documents") by post. Please do not enclose any other documents that have not been uploaded to the portal with the printed "Application summary" – except the required references (in sealed envelopes) and a work sample if applicable!

Please note:
If you have any technical questions or problems your local information and advice centres could not help you with, please do not hesitate to contact our technical Portal hotline: +49 (0228) 882-8888 or via e-mail portal@daad.de, open every weekday from 9.00 am to 12.00 pm and from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm.
Please consider this when you are planning your application.

Basic-Requirements

Status: Doctoral candidates/PhD students
Country of Origin:
Only specified

The scholarship for this programme is restricted to certain countries of origin. You can find an explanation for this on the details page of the scholarship programme under the application requirements.

Subject:
Only specified

Restricted to the following disciplines:

  • Language and Cultural Studies
  • Law, Economics and Social Sciences
  • Mathematics/Natural Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Veterinary Medicine/Agriculture, Forestry and Nutritional Science
  • Engineering
  • Art, Music, Sport
Further application requirements »