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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DAAD grants provide young foreign academics and artists with an opportunity to continue their education in Germany. There are funding programmes for various qualification phases and stages in a career.
The aim of this programme is to promote artistic cooperations with German host institutions.

Who can apply?

University teachers from the following disciplines:

  • Architecture (Interior Design, Monument Conservation, Urban Planning/Urban Development, Regional Planning, Landscape Architecture, Landscape Planning)
  • Fine Art, Film, Design, Visual Communication
  • Performing Arts (Drama, Direction, Musicals, Dance, Performance Studies, Choreography, etc.)
  • Music

What can be funded?

  • Study visits at state or state-recognised universities in Germany for artistic cooperations with a host institution. A study visit can also take place at several host institutions.
  • Funding may only be claimed once within three years.

Duration of the funding

  • One to three 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

  • Monthly payments of
    2,000 euros for assistant teachers, assistant professors and lecturers,
    2,150 euros for professors
  • Travel allowance
  • Other payments cannot be made.

Selection

An independent selection committee consisting of specialist scientists reviews applications.
The most important selection criteria are:

  • specialist qualification which must be documented in the curriculum vitae
  • a convincing and well-planned research project

What requirements must be met?

  • Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada. German nationals must have been affiliated with a United States or Canadian institution in full-time employment for at least ten consecutive years.
  • Applicants must teach at an institute of higher education in their home country.
  • The research project must be coordinated with the cooperation partner in Germany.

Language skills

  • •Applicants must possess adequate knowledge of the German language to carry out the proposed project. In your proposal, please refer to the language skills needed for your project.

The application procedure occurs online through the DAAD portal. The access to the DAAD portal opens about 6 weeks before the application deadline.


To apply, please select the call for applications for this programme in the scholarship database (www.funding-guide.de). From here, you can enter the portal by clicking the tab "Submitting an application".

Application documents

Documents to be uploaded to the DAAD portal:

  • Online application form
  • Full curriculum vitae in tabular form (max. 3 pages)
  • Comprehensive statement about research project (max. 10 pages)
  • Time schedule and itinerary (institutions / cooperation partners) of planned study visit
  • Written confirmation about the cooperation, which refers to the applicant's project
  • The application process is online (do NOT send paper copies of your application to DAAD New York)

Application deadline

October 15th, 2019: for scholarships starting between April 1st and September 30th, 2020

Mai 15th, 2020: for scholarships starting between Oktober 1st, 2020 and March 31st, 2021

Please note

  • Your application is only valid if you submit all the required documents to the DAAD portal on time.
  • (If documents are to be submitted by post, please send them as soon as possible.)
  • The DAAD portal closes at 24.00 hrs. Central European Time (CET) on the last application day, unless it is possible to submit applications on an ongoing basis.
  • Late or incomplete applications cannot be considered. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that their applications are complete.
  • The application documents remain with the DAAD. Data relating to applicants is saved by the DAAD in accordance with the Federal Data Protection Act and with the EU Data Protection Regulation insofar as this data is needed to process the application.

Information and advisory centres

Regional Office New York
German Academic Exchange Service
871 United Nations Plaza
10017 New York, N.Y.
United States of America
Tel.: +1 (212) /758-3223
Fax.: +1 (212)/755-5780
E-Mail.: daadny@daad.org
WWW.: http://www.daad.org

DAAD Information Centre San Francisco
c/o Goethe Institute
530 Bush Street
San Francisco CA 94108
United States of America
Tel.: +1 (415)/986-2021
E-Mail.: daadsf@daad.org
WWW.: https://www.daad.org/ic-san-francisco

DAAD Information Centre Toronto
c/o Munk School of Global Affairs
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3K7
Canada
Tel.: +1 (416)/946-8116
E-Mail.: daadca@daad.org
WWW.: http://www.daad-canada.ca

More detailed information

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Please check the DAAD New York Website
https://www.daad.org/scholarship
for more information

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:

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

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.
Information for applicants from non-EU countries:
Please remember to specify the exact contents of your postal consignment in the documents for the customs authorities, e.g. "Application for a scholarship with application documents, a reference and a DVD with work samples (no commercial goods, no merchandise value, no insurable value)".

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.

Programme variations

  • Study Visits for Academics - Artists and Architects, 2020
  • Study Visits for Academics - Artists and Architects, 2020

Basic-Requirements

Status: Graduates
Postdoctoral researchers
Faculty
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:

  • Engineering
  • Art, Music, Sport
Further application requirements »