DAAD German Academic Exchange One-Year Research Grant
DAAD One-Year Research Grant: At a Glance
- US citizens and permanent residents; non-US citizens who currently live in the US and whose BA will be granted by a US institution
- Fourth-year students (fellowships process begins during 3rd year) and recent graduates (completed their degree no more than 6 years ago)
- Quality of research proposal
- Applicant’s preparedness to carry out the project
- Academic achievement and future academic potential
Candidates for the DAAD One-Year Research Grant can affirm the following statements:
- I can secure a letter of invitation from a professor at a German university that: 1. confirms my ability to conduct my research at their institution; 2. offers to mentor my project and provide a workspace
- I can demonstrate that I will have access to data and materials relevant to my research and justify why my project must be conducted in Germany
- I possess the requisite German language skills to carry out my research project
One-Year Grants are awarded to highly qualified candidates who have completed a Master's degree, or in exceptional cases a Bachelor's degree by the time they begin their grant-supported research.
Deadline: Monday, November 1, 2021
- US or Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
- Foreign nationals who live in the US/Canada by the time of application deadline must have gained their last degree in the US/Canada or will be gaining it before the beginning of their funding period. All other foreign nationals are still eligible, but may need to apply via the DAAD's Bonn Office
- Applicants may not have been living in Germany for more than 15 consecutive months by the time of application deadline.
- If you are a German national, you must have been residing in the US/Canada for 6 continuous years at the time of the application deadline.
- Applicants should have completed their last degree no longer than 6 years before the application deadline.
A complete application consists of the following parts:
- Completed DAAD application form
- Curriculum vitae
- List of publications (if applicable)
- Extensive and detailed description of the research proposal which has been discussed with the applicant's academic mentor and a description of prior research work
- 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(s), if applicable (e.g. Bachelor or Master)
- DAAD language evaluation. The language evaluation form is a mandatory part of the application form, and must be completed and signed by a faculty member of the German Department at the applicant's institution.
- 1 signed reference form from a university professor in your major subject or discipline
Important: All parts of the application--with the exception of the reference form--must be uploaded to the DAAD's online platform. The signed reference form must be sent, via post, to the DAAD's New York office:
DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)
871 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017
Recruitment and campus process begin in April. Interested candidates should contact Arthur Salvo.