DAAD: research grants for doctoral candidates
This is an opportunity for Ukrainian younger scholars to continue their research activities in one of German universities. You will get a monthly stipend and reimbursement of the expenses on round-about tickets, medical insurance, and a one-off study allowance.
The programme can last between 7 and 12 months. You will start to receive funding from 1 October 2023, and can complete language courses prior to the research programme.
This is one of numerous DAAD opportunities and one of the thousands of the EU opportunities for Ukraine.
- A monthly scholarship of EUR 1,200 euros for doctoral candidates, and EUR 861, if you are not yet taking a doctoral degree
- One-off study allowance you can spend on books, tickets to conferences, etc
- Travel allowance
- Health insurance
- An online or offline German language course
- Reimbursement of TestDaF or DSH examination fees if you take them after you got the scholarship
This scholarship supports excellently-qualified graduates who:
- Have completed a Master's degree, or are already taking a doctoral degree
- Plan to work on any research project except for human medicine, veterinary medicine and dentistry
- Know the language of instruction of the desired study programme and have a language certificate to prove it
- Completed application form
- CV in tabular form — up to 3 pages
- Letter of motivation — up to 2 pages
- List of publications
- Detailed description of a research project you want to implement — up to 10 pages. Please indicate how long you wish to receive funding
- Confirmation from the academic host in Germany that it will provide you with a workplace
- University degree certificate indicating final grades
- Other documents that might be relevant: proof of placements, etc.
Note that all documents must be in PDF format. Please provide German or English translations for documents submitted in Ukrainian.
- You should find the academic host in Germany yourself. Choose a state-funded, state-recognised university, or a non-university research institute, which is being carried out in agreement with a supervisor in Germany.
- You can get funding for a programme that lasts between 7 and 12 months. The selection committee will determine a funding period individually, taking into account your study plan.
- You may apply if you completed your Master's degree no later than six years before the application deadline and started your doctorate no later than three years ago.
- If your scientific research is in the fields of humanities, social sciences and law you should have a good to excellent knowledge of German. For science and engineering disciplines, if a study programme is in English, then a good command of English is required.
- You may apply for the scholarship if you have been resident in Germany for longer than 15 months at the application deadline.
- In exceptional cases, you can also get a monthly rent subsidy or monthly allowance for accompanying members of a family.