Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience

DAAD / Volker Lannert

Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience (P.R.I.M.E.)

The German Academic Exchange Service  (DAAD) offers a new funding programme - co-financed by the Marie Curie Programme of the European Commission -  for outstanding postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and nationalities: „Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience“ (P.R.I.M.E). The funding consists of salaries instead of scholarships.
Funding is provided for 18 months, in which 12 months have to be spent abroad and 6 months (re-integration phase) at a German university. The re-integration phase is mandatory. The German university administrates the salary during the whole funding period.

The online application portal is now closed and applications will no longer be accepted. We keep the call for application posted online for your information only.

Call for applications 2016 (German)
Call for applications 2016 (English)

The call for applications was announced on 16 November 2015.
Application deadline: 1 February 2016
Earliest starting date for funding: 1 September 2016

The application form is available at the application portal. To get to the portal please click on Stipendiendatenbank für Deutsche, fill in Fachrichtung (subject of your research), Zielland (country of the period abroad) and Status "Promovierte" (position), and select the programme.
Please mind the instructions on registering on the portal, choose English as portal language, activate, if necessary, the compatibility view of your browser and choose English as browser language.
After registration in the portal, please click on the tab "personal funding".

Please note that the selection committee will only consider applications that are complete and submitted prior to the given deadline.

Information for applicants/FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Selection criteria/Reviewers' comments


Curriculum vitae (EU standard)
Declaration German host university (form 1)
Ethical-Issues-Table (form 2)

Choosing the host institutions

The contact to the envisaged foreign host and to the German university must be established by the applicant. To get an overview of recent research topics and international cooperations of German Universities, we recommend DAAD’s/DFG’s Research Explorer and the Research map, a service provided by the German Rectors’ Conference.

Hereafter please find a list of German universities, listed in alphabetical order, which have already nominated a contact person for the P.R.I.M.E. programme:

P.R.I.M.E. contact persons at German universities

Please be aware that other German universities that did not specifically nominate a contact person are equally eligible as host institution for a P.R.I.M.E. fellowship.

Information for the German host university


Fellowship holders

List of fellowship holders 2014
List of fellowship holders 2015


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