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Research Travel and Visiting Researcher Scholarships

Research travel scholarships are aimed at young scientists who are looking for the right financing for their stay abroad in teaching and research. These visits are to enable young professionals to acquire experiences in an international research environment early on. Visiting researcher scholarships are aimed at young foreign scientists who want to come to Germany for a research visit.

Seize the opportunity and gain experience abroad with a research travel or visiting researcher scholarship!

KHYS also wants to support German and foreign young researchers in their stay abroad or as a guest! In the navigation heading KHYS support measures (international) you can find the KHYS grant for stays abroad for young German scientists and the KHYS grant for visits of foreign scientists. You can also find information on support programs for specific countries at the KIT service unit International Affairs.

 

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Overview "Research Travel and Visiting Researcher Scholarships"

 

  • Alexander von Humboldt Foundation  Anneliese Maier Research Award >> Info
  • Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Feodor-Lynen-Programm >> Info
  • Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Georg Forster Research Fellowship >> Info
  • Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers >> Info
  • Alexander von Humboldt Foundation International Climate Protection Fellowship >> Info
  • Alexander von Humboldt Foundation – MOST Taiwan Research Fellowship >> Info
  • Alexander von Humboldt FoundationPhilipp Schwartz-Initiative of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation with support of the Foreign Office >> Info
  • Alfred Toepfer Stiftung F.V.S. (Alfred Toepfer Foundation F.V.S.) Voltaire Scholarship >> Info
  • Baden-Württemberg-Stiftung (Baden-Würrtemberg Foundation) – Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM >> Info
  • Barbara Wengeler Stiftung (Barbare Wengeler Foundation) – Support of stays abroad >> Info
  • Bayer Science & Education Foundation – Carl Duisberg Scholarship >> Info
  • Bayer Science & Education Foundation – Jeff Schell Scholarship >> Info
  • Bayer Science & Education Foundation – Otto Bayer Scholarship >> Info
  • Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and Ministry of Science, Technology and Space (MOST) – German-Israeli Cooperation in Water Technology Research – Young Scientists Exchange Program >> Info
  • Canon Foundation in Europe  Research Fellowships >> Info
  • Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG) and Marie Sklodowska-Curie - INTEREPiD >> Info
  • German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU) – DBU Scholarship Exchange Program with CEE Countries >> Info
  • German Research Foundation (DFG) – Research Fellowship >> Info
  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) – International research stays during the doctoral phase in information technology (FITworldwide) >> Info
  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) - GRAFÖG – Supplement to the Graduate Funding from the German States >> Info
  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) – International research stays in information technology (FITworldwide) >> Info
  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) – One year grants for doctoral researchers (Incoming) >> Info
  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) – One year grants for doctoral researchers (Outgoing)  >> Info
  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) – Short-term grants (incoming) >> Info
  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) – Short-term grants (outgoing) >> Info
  • German Research Foundation (DFG) – Max-Kade-Foundation Fellowship >> Info
  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) – MEXT – Research stays in Japan >> Info
  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) – Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience (P.R.I.M.E)  >> Info
  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) / Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) – JSPS Summer Program in Japan >> Info
  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) / Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) – JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme (short-term & standard) >> Info
  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) – Postdoc program >> Info
  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) – Program of project based personnel exchange (PPP) >> Info
  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) – Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) >> Info
  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) – Sino-German (CSC-DAAD) Postdoc Scholarship Program >> Info
  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) – Language and practice in the People's Republic of China >> Info
  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) – Re-invitation Programme for Former Scholarship Holders >> Info
  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and International Scholars and Welcome Office (IScO) – STIBET Graduation Support >> Info
  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and International Scholars and Welcome Office (IScO) – STIBET Research Assistantships >> Info
  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and International Scholars and Welcome Office (IScO) – STIBET Contact scholarships >> Info
  • German Academic Exchange Service and International Scholars and Welcome Office (IScO) - STIBET Teaching Assistantships >> Info
  • Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina (German Academy of Natural Sciences Leopoldina) – Leopoldina Postdoc Scholarship >> Info
  • Deutsches Historisches Institut Paris (German Historical Institute Paris) – Karl-Ferdinand-Werner-Fellowship >> Info 
  • Deutsches Historisches Institut Paris (German Historical Institute Paris Historical Institute Paris) - Scholarships >> Info
  • Dr. Jost-Henkel-Stiftung (Dr. Jost Henkel Foundation) – Scholarships >> Info
  • Fondation Fyssen  Research Grants >> Info
  • Fondation Fyssen  Post-Doctoral Study Grants >> Info
  • German-American Fulbright Commission  American Studies Institute >> Info
  • German-American Fulbright Commission  Doctoral program >> Info
  • German-American Fulbright Commission  Fulbright American Studies Fellowship >> Info
  • Gerda Henkel Stiftung - Scholarship-Programm >> Info
  • Gemeinschaft für studentischen Austausch in Mittel- und Osteuropa (GFPS) e.V. (Society for Student Exchange in Central and Eastern Europe) – GFPS scholarship program>> Info
  • German Israeli Foundation  G.I.F Young Scientists' Program >> Info
  • Heinrich Böll Stiftung & Israel Public Policy Institute - Stipendium für junge WissenschaftlerInnen >> Info
  • Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP)  Young Investigator's Grants >> Info
  • Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP)  Program Grants >> Info
  • Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP)  Long-term Fellowships >> Info
  • Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP)  Cross-Disciplinary Fellowships >> Info
  • International Scholars and Welcome Office (IScO) – Re-Invitation Grant for Research Alumni >> Info
  • Karlsruher Institute for Technology (KIT)  Strategic Partnership China >> Info
  • Catholic Academic Exchange Service (KAAD) – Eastern Europe Program >> Info
  • Catholic Academic Exchange Service (KAAD) – Scholarship Program 1 >> Info
  • Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID) – Mexican Government Scholarship Program for International Students >> Info
  • Minerva Stiftung (Minerva Foundation) – Minerva Fellowship Program >> Info 
  • Minerva Stiftung (Minerva Foundation) – Minerva Short-Term Research Grants >> Info
  • Minerva Stiftung (Minerva Foundation) – Minerva-Weizmann Program >> Info
  • Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts (MWK) Baden-Württemberg – Research stay Shanghai and Jiangsu/China >> Info
  • Ontario Baden-Württemberg Faculty Mobility Program >> Info
  • Government Scholarship PR China / CAS DAAD Programme – Scholarships for research stays in Germany (Incoming) >> Info
  • Republic of Turkey Research Scholarships >> Info
  • Research Grants Council (RGC) Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) >> Info
  • E.ON Stipendienfonds (E.ON Scholarship Fund) >> Info
  • German Academic Scholarship Foundation and Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs – ERP Scholarship Program >> Info
  • Uniwersytet Marii Curie-Sklodowskiej w Lublinie (UMSC) and Marie Sklodowska-Curie COFUND  Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship (IF) >> Info
  • Walter Blohm Stiftung (Walter Blohm Foundation) – Funding for Research Stays Abroad >> Info

 

 

 

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation – Anneliese Maier Research Award

 

Target group:

researchers whose scientific achievements have been internationally recognised in their research area

Area of studies:
Humanities and social sciences

Terms of application:
This award is aimed at recognized scientists from whose research collaboration with specialist colleagues in Germany a sustainable contribution is expected towards the further internationalisation of the humanities and social sciences in Germany

Period/amount of funding:
EUR 250,000

Deadline
In the context of our current strategy debate, the call for the Anneliese Maier Research Award is also under discussion. Against this backdrop, we are not publishing a call for 2019.


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Alexander von Humboldt Foundation  Feodor-Lynen-Programm

Target group:
postdocs (up to four years after doing their doctorate), doctoral researchers in the last stages of doing their doctorate 

Area of studies:
All

Terms of application:
Direct applications are submitted directly to the foundation. The Humboldt Foundation has changed its application process in the Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship Program. Those interested can now apply exclusively online and upload their application documents. Doctorate should have been completed no more than four years prior. Host abroad must be a foreign scientist previously sponsored by the Humboldt Foundation. There must be scientific publications and a research post must be confirmed. Contact at KIT is Oliver Kaas.

Period/amount of funding:
Research projects of six to 24 months; in financing the foundation seeks a contribution from the host. Scholarship benefits consist of a basic monthly amount and a monthly. Expatriation allowance, which can vary depending on location and marital status, in addition: coverage of (return) travel costs, repatriation aid, alumni sponsorship.

Deadline:
Applications may be submitted at any time.

 

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Alexander von Humboldt Foundation – Georg-Forster Research Fellowship

Target group:
Postdoctoral and experienced researchers from a developing or emerging country (except China, India, Turkey)

Areas of studies:
All

Terms of application:
Doctorate should have been completed no more than four years prior. Scientific publications and research post must be available. Applicants have to have good knowledge of German and have their usual place of residence and work in a developing or emerging country. Contact at KIT is Oliver Kaas.

Period/amount of funding:
EUR 2,650 a month for six to 24 months including medical and liability insurance, intensive language courses in Germany, travel expenses allowance, allowances for accompanying family members, alumni sponsorship

Deadline:
Applications may be submitted at any time.

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Alexander von Humboldt Foundation – Humboldt Research Fellowshipfor Postdoctoral Researchers

Target group:
Exceptionally qualified postdoctoral researchers from abroad

Area of studies:
All

Terms of application:
Doctorate should have been completed no more than four years prior. Before applying the candidate may not have stayed in Germany for an extended period of time.Contact at KIT is Oliver Kaas.

Period/amount of funding:
Long-term research project (six to 24 months) with EUR 2,250 a month

Deadline:
Applications may be submitted at any time, at least four to seven months before the desired date of selection. Scientists from Brazil can currently only apply for a Capes Humboldt Research Fellowship. An application in the Humboldt Research Fellowship Program is currently not possible.

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Alexander von Humboldt Foundation – International Climate Protection Fellowship-

Target group:
young scientists

Area of studies:
Climate and resource protection

Terms of application:
The first university degree (Bachelor's or equivalent) must have been obtained within the past 12 years, counting from the end of the application period. There must be a mentoring agreement with a host in Germany and a separate project plan must be agreed with the supervisor. Contact at KIT is Oliver Kaas.

Period/amount of funding:
Monthly scholarship from EUR 2,150 to EUR 2,650; common program events such as several-week introductory seminar, training, final meeting, and one to two-month intensive language course and family and travel allowances

Deadline:
March 1, 2019

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Alexander von Humboldt Foundation – MOST Taiwan Research Fellowship

Target group:

young scientists with a doctorate

Area of studies:
All

Terms of application:
Doctorate must have been obtained within the past 12 years. Research is to be carried out in cooperation with a self-chosen academic host at a research institution in Taiwan. Contact at KIT is Oliver Kaas.

Period/amount of funding:
Research projects of three to twelve months, TWD 85,000 (ca. EUR 2,400) a month

Deadline:
Applications can be submitted at any time.

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Alexander von Humboldt Foundation – Philipp Schwartz Initiative of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation supported by the Federal Foreign Office

 

Target group:
Researchers from any academic field and any country of origin who have completed their doctorate or a comparable academic degree (PhD, CSc or equivalent)

Area of studies:
All

Terms of application:
Threatened researchers are eligible. For the Humboldt Foundation, neither the country of origin nor the country of residence are relevant, provided that a threat in the sense of the program is proven. Institutions that are interested in accepting threatened researchers but which do not have a specific person in mind can contact the Scholars at Risk Network (SAR), the Scholar Rescue Fund of the Institute of International Education (SRF) or the Council for At-Risk Academics (CARA). Contact at KIT is Oliver Kaas.

Period/amount of funding:
The scholarship is awarded for 24 months. Scholarship plus additional subsidies amount to a total of EUR 3,500 a month. In addition, the host institution receives a one-time flat rate payment EUR 12,000.

Deadline:
The next calls for nominations will be published in June and December 2019.

 

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Alfred Toepfer Stiftung F.V.S. (Alfred Toepfer Foundation F.V.S) – Voltaire-Scholarship


Target group:
German and French young scientists

Area of studies:
All

Terms of application:
The Alfred Toepfer Foundation F.V.S. awards this scholarship annually in cooperation with the Académie de Berlin, which proposes the fellow. An application for a Voltaire scholarship is thus not possible.

Period/amount of funding:
Funding amounts to EUR 1,200 a month. The funding period is up to a year.

Deadline:
For information on the nomination period, please contact the foundation!

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Baden-Württemberg-Stiftung (Baden-Würrtemberg Foundation) – Baden-Württemberg STIPENDIUM

Target group:

Undergraduates, graduates, doctoral researchers, who want to undertake a study or research stay abroad

Area of studies:
All

Terms of application:
Selection criteria are not only academic performance, but also social and intercultural skills, choice of host institution and justification of the study project abroad. The application must be sent to the International Students Office of KIT.

Period/amount of funding:
Stay of at least four and a maximum of eleven months. Funding for doctoral researchers at least EUR 800 a month.

Deadline:

Application deadline is ca. half a year before the start of the stay abroad:
February 28, 2019 for stays from the following (local) winter semester
August 31, for stays from the following (local) summer semester

 

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Barbara-Wengeler-Stiftung (Barbara Wengeler Foundation) – Support of stays abroad
 

Target group:
young scientists up to 30 years of age

Area of studies:
Areas of networking and exchanges between philosophy and neuroscience

Terms of application:
Far above average degree, dating back no longer than one year.

Deadline:
Please contact the foundation for information

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Bayer Science & Education Foundation – Carl Duisberg Scholarship
 

Target group:
doctoral reserachers

Area of studies:
Cardiology, oncology, inflammation, gynecology, diagnostic imaging

Terms of application:
The scholarship is intended for doctoral researchers going abroad for up to one year in the framework of a particular project (for example, research projects, internships, special courses). Applicants need to have good grades and a specific project for which a project and cost plan as well as the confirmation of the receiving institution must be submitted.

Period/amount of funding:
In principle, funding is intended to cover subsistence expenses, travel and project costs. For this, each candidate individually specifies these in the cost plan based on which the board of the foundation makes its funding decision. The foundation gives no details on the amount of funding. Awarded for periods of up to 1 year.

Deadline:
July 18, every year

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Bayer Science & Education Foundation – Jeff Schell Scholarship


Target group:
doctoral researchers and junior researchers from abroad seeking a doctorate or research project in Germany or doctoral researchers and junior researchers from Germany seeking a doctorate or research project abroad

Area of studies:
Agricultural sciences and agricultural economics, digital farming, pest management, seed and green biotechnology and environmental sciences, and agricultural sustainability in the agricultural sciences

Terms of Application:
All applicants should have a high level of motivation, personal commitment and an innovative project plan. Applications are open to students and young professionals with up to two years of professional experience from Germany who are going abroad for a study project or practical work experience or to scholarship holders from abroad who wish to study, conduct research or complete an internship in Germany. In addition, these documents are required for the Jeff Schell Scholarship.

Period/amount of funding:
In principle, the funding is intended to cover the cost of living, travel and project costs incurred. To this end, each applicant can provide individual details in the cost plan, on which the Board of Trustees makes its funding decision. The foundation does not provide any information on the amount of funding. Funding lasts up to 1 year.

Deadline:
July 18 every year

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Bayer Science & Education Foundation – Otto Bayer Scholarship

Target group:
doctoral researchers

Area of studies:
Biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, bioprocess engineering, bioinformatics, pharmaceutical, drug discovery, physics, chemistry, chemical engineering, material and environmental sciences, statistics/biometrics

Terms of application:
The scholarship is intended for doctoral researchers going abroad for up to one year in the framework of a particular project (for example, research projects, internships, special courses). Applicants need to have good grades and a specific project for which a project and cost plan as well as the confirmation of the receiving institution must be submitted.

Period/amount of funding:
In principle, funding is intended to cover cost of living, travel and project costs. For this, each candidate individually specifies these in the cost plan based on which the board of the foundation makes its funding decision.
The foundation gives no details on the amount of funding. Awarded for periods of up to one year.

Deadline:
July 18 every year

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Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and Ministry of Science, Technology and Space (MOST) – German-Israeli Cooperation in Water Technology Research) – Young Scientists ExchangeProgram

Target group:
Israeli and German diploma/M.Sc.-students, postgraduates, doctoral researchers, and postdoctoral researchers who wish to spend a training period in Israel or Germany for up to 6 months, but not less than 1 month.

Area of studies:
German-Israeli cooperation in water technology research.

Period/amount of funding:
Accommodation and living expenses (as lump sums): EUR 1,690 for 1st month *), EUR 1.380 for 2nd - 6th month, EUR 46 for additional days as lump sums, travel, extraordinary expenses: only on account *) The increased lump sum for the first month includes the costs for additional insurances (health, accident, luggage, private liability) that shall be contracted by the candidates for the period of their stay abroad according to the agreement.

Deadline:
March 28, 2019

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Canon Foundation in Europe - Research Fellowships

 

Target group:
European and Japanese researchers

Area of studies:
All

Application:
Candidates are required to have obtained at least a Master's degree within the previous ten years. Exceptional candidates who obtained their qualification more than ten years prior to application will also be considered. Such candidates are required to provide further supporting information in their application. The European Fellowship holders pursue a period of research in Japanwhereas the Japanese Fellows do their research at host institutions in Europe.

Funding period/ funding amount:
3-12 months; The financial support for Research Fellows ranges from 22,500 Euro to 27,500 Euro per year and pro-rata for different periods.

Deadline:
September 15 every year

 

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Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG) und Marie Sklodowska-Curie - INTEREPiD

 

Target group:
Candidates must have a doctoral degree from a recognized university, plan to obtain a doctoral degree by the time of employment, or have at least 4 years of full-time equivalent research experience

Area of studies:
Life Sciences

Application:
The program aims at enabling outstanding junior scientists of all nationalities to develop a competitive research project in life sciences at CRG, thus promoting the transnational mobility and career perspectives of young scientists in Europe. Fellows will benefit from an exciting international scientific environment and an integrated training programme, including access to state of the art infrastructure , lectures and seminars, specialised scientific and technological courses, complementary skills training and career development activities, postdoctoral symposia and retreats, as well as social activities.

Period/amount of funding:
Fellows may be employed up to 36 months

Deadline:
October 12, 2018

 

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German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU) – DBU Scholarship Exchange Program with CEE Countries

Target group:
applicants from Central and Eastern Europe for a research stay in Germany

Area of studies:
Environmental sciences

Terms of application:
Applications must be made in the respective countries to the partner organizations of the DBU.

Period/amount of funding:
Six to twelve months' research stay with EUR 1,060 a month. In addition to the financial support scholarship holders also receive health, accident and liability insurance.

Deadline:
Applications are possible once a year. The dates vary from country to country and can be seen on the homepage.


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German Research Foundation (DFG) – Research Fellowship

Target group:
young German and foreign junior scientists with completed doctorate

Area of studies:
All

Terms of application:
For young researchers who are abroad at the time of application, restrictions apply.

Period/amount of funding:
up to two years. Amount: basic scholarship amount plus monthly flat-rate subsidy for material and travel expenses, if applicable foreign allowance and child allowance

Deadline:
Applications may be submitted at any time.

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German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) - GRAFÖG – Supplement to the Graduate Funding from the German States (outgoing)

 

Target group:
graduates and doctoral researchers

Area of studies:
All

Terms of application:
Applications are open to German graduates of scientific and artistic disciplines who, within the framework of their scholarships, require a stay abroad of at least 30 days in order to carry out their work project in accordance with the graduate, doctoral and young academics promotion laws of the federal states.

Period/amount of funding:
At least 30 days, up to 12 months.

Deadline:
Applications may be submitted at any time.

 

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German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) – International research stays during the doctoral phase in information technology (FITworldwide)

 

Target group:
doctoral researchers in informatics doing their doctorate at a German university

Area of studies:
Computer sciences

Terms of application:
The scholarships are open to applicants from all disciplines of computer science, who are pursuing their doctorate at a German university or non-university research institution. The research project abroad can be carried out at a university, a non-university research institute or an industrial research laboratory. The scholarships are offered for all countries.

Period/amount of funding:
The funding period is one to six months. These short grants are not renewable. Amount of funding: basic amount (depending on the destination country), lump sum for research / congress costs, travel expenses as well as health/accident and private liability insurance. For more information on scholarship rates, click here https://www.khys.kit.edu/img/intern/icon_external_link.gif https://www.khys.kit.edu/img/intern/icon_external_link.gif.

Deadline:
An application is possible at any time. After receipt of all documents, the processing period is generally three months.

 

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German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) – One year grants for doctoral researchers (Incoming)

 

Target group:
foreign doctoral researchers

Area of studies:
All

Terms of application:
Applications are open to highly qualified young scientists who have completed their studies with a Master's or Diploma, or, in exceptional cases, a Bachelor's degree, at the latest by the time the scholarship is awarded.

Period/amount of funding:
7 months to usually 10 months; the funding period is determined by a selection committee depending on the project and the work plan. Monthly scholarship rate of EUR 1,200. Additionally payments for insurance, a one of research subsidy, possibly a subsidy for travel costs, partial or complete absorption of the costs of a German course and exam.

Deadline:
Application deadlines depend on the country of origin. Please use the scholarship database https://www.khys.kit.edu/img/intern/icon_external_link.gif https://www.khys.kit.edu/img/intern/icon_external_link.gifof the DAAD to find application deadlines.

 

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German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) – One year grants for doctoral researchers (Outgoing)

 

Target group:
doctoral researchers pursuing a doctorate at a German university

Area of studies:
All

Terms of application:
Funding is provided for research projects abroad that are part of a doctorate. The program is open to all countries. Language skills must be proven.

Period/amount of funding:
7-12 months (extension possible). Monthly rates vary by country. Health, accident and personal liability insurance are provided as is a flat-rate allowance for research and congress expenses (EUR 102/month). In addition, tuition fees, insurance, travel expenses can be partially covered as well as child-care costs and an allowance for the accompanying spouse (EUR 150/month).

Deadline:
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German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) – Short-term grants (Incoming)

 

Target group:
Doctoral researchers and postdocs from abroad

Area of studies:
All

Terms of application:
Funding is provided for a research project or a training project at a state or state-recognized German university or research institution which is carried out in consultation with an academic supervisor in Germany. Applicants who at the time of application have been in Germany for more than 15 months cannot be considered. For doctoral researchers the begin of their doctoral research phase should not be longer than three years ago.

Period/amount of funding:
One month to max. six months. Monthly grant rate depending on the level of training in the amount of EUR 850 for graduates and EUR 1,200 for doctoral researchers or postdocs (in addition, insurance and travel expenses are supported).

Deadline:
Application deadlines depend on country of origin. Please use the scholarship database https://www.khys.kit.edu/img/intern/icon_external_link.gif https://www.khys.kit.edu/img/intern/icon_external_link.gifof the DAAD to find application deadlines.

 

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German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) – Short-term grants (Outgoing)

Target group:
doctoral researchers doing their doctorate at a German university

Area of studies:
All

Terms of application:
The research project can be carried out at a university, a non-university research institution or in an industrial research laboratory. The grants are awarded in particular for: library and archive visits, conducting trials, fieldwork. Stays abroad that only serve to attend regular classes or only the preparation for a doctoral program later on at a university, cannot be funded.

Period/amount of funding:
One to six months. Monthly rates vary by country. Health, accident and personal liability insurance are provided as are a travel allowance and a flat-rate allowance for research and congress expenses (EUR 102/month). In addition, tuition fees and additional travel expenses can be partially covered as well as child-care costs.

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German Research Foundation (DFG) – Max-Kade-Foundation Fellowship

Target group:
Young scientists with above average qualifications (up to 12 years after attaining doctorate)

Area of studies:
Natural sciences, medicine

Terms of application:
Eligible applicants are young researchers who distinguish themselves professionally by several years of research work or research excellence.

Period/amount of funding:
One year. Basic fellowship with USD 51,200 family, spouse or partner allowances, reimbursement of travel expenses etc.

Deadline:
Applications can be submitted at any time.

 

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German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) - MEXT – Research stays in Japan (outgoing)

Target group:
doctoral researchers, postdocs

Area of studies:
All

Terms of application:
Support is provided for study visits as part of a research or supplementary or postgraduate course in Japan.

Period/amount of funding:
One and a half or two year research or study stay from April 2019 to March 2021 or October 2019 to March 2021; scholarship includes a monthly scholarship rate of between 143,000 and 148,000 yen, flight tickets for outward and return flights, tuition fees, etc., depending on academic degree.

Deadline:
October 31, 2018 for architects (except doctoral projects), visual arts/design/film, music, performing arts

March 31, 2019 for all other subjects.

 

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German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) – Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience (P.R.I.M.E)

Target group:
young scientists of all nationalities

Area of studies:
All

Terms of application:
The funding includes a 12-month international and a six month integration phase at a German university at which the funding recipients are employed over the entire period as a postdoctoral researcher. Earliest start of funding: September 1, 2018. Contact at KIT is Oliver Kaas.

Period/amount of funding:
18 months

Deadline:
August 30, 2019

 

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German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) / Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) – JSPS Summer Program in Japan (outgoing)

 

Target group:
doctoral and postdoctoral researchers at German universities

Area of studies:
All

Terms of application:
Support is granted for a short research stay held between mid-June and mid-August at a Japanese university or a selected research institution (a list of the host institutes can be found on the DAAD website).
Stays to improve language skills or to conduct country studies are not eligible. Contact at KIT is Oliver Kaas.

Period/amount of funding:
Support is provided for a stay between June and August 2018. The scholarship cannot be extended.
The scholarship includes the following: International round-trip ticket, scholarship rate of JPY 534,000 yen as well as health and accident insurance.

Deadline:
January 15, 2019

 

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German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) / Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) – JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme (short-term & standard)

Target group:
doctoral researchers and postdocs

Area of studies:
All

Terms of application:
Research projects at universities and selected research institutions in Japan are supported. For postdocs the doctoral degree may not be older than six years. Doctoral researchers must formally prove their status and finish doing their degree within two years of receiving the grant. Applicants must be able to present a plan for research and a letter of admittance for a research position which were agreed upon with the Japanese hosts. Contact at KIT is Oliver Kaas.

Period/amount of funding:
short-term scholarship: 1-12 months (doctoral researchers), 1-6 months (postdocs)
doctoral researchers: monthly scholarship of ca. 200.000 Yen
postdocs: monthly scholarship of  362.000 Yen
additional travel expenses, travel health insurance, starting lump sum (from four months on)

Deadline:
Depending on the desired start of the funding: September 1, 2018, January 1, 2019, April 30, 2019 or July 31, 2019.

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German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) – Postdoc program short-term scholarships

Target group:
postdocs (up to four years after doing their doctorate); doctoral researchers in the last stages of doing their doctorate ( at the start of the scholarship the doctoral degree must have been completed)

Area of studies:
All

Terms of application:
The program is open for all countries. The program supports the implementation of independent research projects at self-selected host institutions. Important for the selection process are: academic qualifications, publications, experience in project planning, fit of the application (project, host organization, career plans), personality, extra-curricular activities. Contact at KIT is Oliver Kaas.

Period/amount of fundoing:
Short-term and longer term grants (3-6 months). Monthly grant rate: EUR 1,750 to + surcharges and travel costs etc.

Deadline:
Depending on desired start of the funding: March 15, June 15 or November 15.

 

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German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) – Program of project-based personnel exchange (PPP) 

 

Target group:
Graduates, doctoral researchers, postdocs, scientists

Area of studies:
Varies, depending on the program agreements with the partner country

Terms of application:
The aim of the program is to strengthen cooperation between international and German research groups. It is a bilateral program with 29 foreign partner countries. Contact at KIT is Oliver Kaas.

Period/amount of funding:
Normally up to two years, with a possible extension for a further year (varies by destination country). Basic funding of the project must be secured by other means. The stay is then generally one month (with exceptions).

Deadline:
depends on destination country

 

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German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) – Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) (incoming)

Target group:
doctoral researchers

Area of studies:
biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, earth and life sciences

Terms of application:
RISE offers unique opportunities for bachelor students from the United States, Canada, Ireland and the UK to work with research groups at universities and top research institutions across Germany for a period of 2 to 3 months during the summer. RISE interns are matched with doctoral researchers (from Germany) whom they assist and who serve as their mentors. The doctoral researchers are helped by receiving support in their experimental work, opportunity for (professional) discussion, improvement of their knowledge of foreign languages, experience in personnel management, new contacts with universities in North America and Great Britain. Contact at KIT is Oliver Kaas.

Period/amount of funding:
minimum 10 weeks, maximum 3 months; possible start between May 15 and July 19, 2019, EUR 750 per full month for bachelor students + insurances+ travel costs

Deadline:
doctoral  researchers offering places: October 15, 2018

bachelor students: December 15, 2018

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German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) – Sino-German (CSC-DAAD) Postdoc Scholarship Program (incoming)

Target group:
Chinese postdocs and doctoral candidates intending to complete their doctorate by July 31 of the following year

Area of studies:
All

Terms of Application:
Outstanding graduates from Chinese universities can apply, especially those that are part of the "985" or "211" project, and from institutes of the Chinese Academy of Sciences or the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
The doctoral degree should have been completed no longer than two years before the time of application. Doctoral candidates intending to complete their doctorate by July 31 of the following year (application deadline December) are also eligible to apply.

Period/amount of funding:
7-18 months
Payments made by the CSC: Monthly scholarship payments of EUR 1,300
Payments made by the DAAD: Monthly scholarship payments of EUR 700

Deadline:
The DAAD application must be made online via the DAAD Portal between 1st and 20th November.

 

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German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) – Language and practice in the People's Republic of China (outgoing)

       

Target group:
graduates and young scientists

Area of studies:
Natural sciences, law, social sciences, political sciences and engineering sciences as well as architecture

Terms of application:
Studies must be completed when the scholarship starts. Target group are explicitly candidates with little or no experience of China.

Period/amount of funding:
The funding period is 16 months (cannot be extended) and includes a stay (intensive Chinese language course and internship) in China, as well as a two-week preparatory course in Germany (Bochum).
Monthly payment: currently EUR 1,675 + travel expense subsidy + insurances + fees for language course

Deadline:
January 31

 

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German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) – Re-invitation Program for Former Scholarship Holders (incoming)

       

Target group:
Former holders of DAAD research grants or study scholarships, who were funded for a period of over six months. Former East German scholarship holders who studied for at least one year in Germany.

Area of studies:
All

Terms of application:
Eligible for funding are:

  • Research and work projects at state or state-recognized universities or non-university research institutions in Germany
  • Working stays at an institution from business, administration, culture or media for former scholarship holders working outside the scientific field.
  • A research or work stay can also take place at various host institutions.
  • A grant can only be claimed once within three years.

Period/amount of funding:
1 to 3 months; the funding period is determined by a selection committee depending on the project and the work planning. The scholarship cannot be extended. Monthly scholarship rate of EUR 2,000 for assistants, assistant professors and lecturers; EUR 2,150 Euro for professors. The scholarship rate for former scholarship holders working outside the academic sector depends on their qualification and is determined analogously to the rates mentioned above. Subsidy for travel expenses, provided that the costs are not borne by the home country or another party. 

Deadline:
Deadlines depend on country of origin. Please refer to the link to the DAAD database below.

 

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German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and International Scholars and Welcome Office (IScO) – STIBET Graduation Support

Target group:
Graduation support is meant for foreign doctoral researchers who in the final phase of their dissertation project have to bridge a financing gap.

Area of studies:
All

Terms of application:
Application of the supervisor of the doctoral dissertation: informal letter, with an estimate of the completion date of the doctorate and the period of required support, curriculum vitae, valid letter of acceptance at the KIT Department and registration at KHYS.

Period/amount of funding:
up to four months (an extension is possible after renewed examination)

Deadline:
At the moment it is not possible to submit applications. Contact is Oliver Kaas https://www.khys.kit.edu/img/intern/icon_external_link.gif https://www.khys.kit.edu/img/intern/icon_external_link.gif  of International Scholars and Welcome Office (IScO).

 

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German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and International Scholars and Welcome Office (IScO) – STIBET Research Assistantships

Target group:
foreign doctoral researchers

Area of studies:
All

Terms of application:
Documents required: Application letter by the supervisor confirming and explaining the content of the additional research project, CV of the candidate, for doctoral candidates who started at KIT after January 1, 2015: registration at KHYS

Period/amount of funding:
Type of grant: research assistantship based on a contract as graduate assistant (wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft) for 1-5 months (depending on the intended research activities), workload about five hours per week. Funding is ca. EUR 400 (pre-tax) per month.

Deadline:
At the moment it is not possible to submit applications. Contact is Oliver Kaas https://www.khys.kit.edu/img/intern/icon_external_link.gif https://www.khys.kit.edu/img/intern/icon_external_link.gif  of International Scholars and Welcome Office (IScO).

 

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German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and International Scholars and Welcome Office (IScO) – STIBET Contact scholarships

Target group:
doctoral researchers and postdocs up to two years after finishing doctorate

Area of studies:
All

Terms of application:
Application of the supervisor of the doctoral dissertation: informal letter, with an estimate of the completion date of the doctorate and the period of required support, curriculum vitae

Period/amount of funding:
five months (extension possible)

Deadline:
At the moment it is not possible to submit applications. Contact is Oliver Kaas https://www.khys.kit.edu/img/intern/icon_external_link.gif https://www.khys.kit.edu/img/intern/icon_external_link.gif  of International Scholars and Welcome Office (IScO).

 

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German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and International Scholars and Welcome Office (IScO) – STIBET Teaching Assistantships

Target group:
foreign doctoral researchers

Area of studies:
All

Terms of application:
In principle applications will be accepted only from those foreign doctoral researchers currently receiving neither university funding nor any other funding. Doctoral researchers supported by third parties are not eligible to apply. Required application documents: cover letter of the supervisor which confirms the support for the proposed course and the corresponding integration into the curriculum, curriculum vitae of candidate, letter of acceptance at the KIT Department.

Period/amount of funding:
1-5 months (depending on the intended research activities), workload about five hours per week
Funding is ca. EUR 400 gross (pre-tax) per month.

Deadline:

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Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina (German Academy of Natural Sciences Leopoldina) – Leopoldina PostdocScholarship

Target group:
postdoctoral researchers from Germany, Austria and Switzerland up to seven years after finishing their doctorate

Area of studies:
Natural sciences, medicine

Terms of application:
Applications may be submitted by the current head of the institute or a Leopoldina member or by the candidates themselves, if they are not employed.

Period/amount of funding:
Two years (extension possible) with EUR 1,750 for German applicants plus possible child and foreign allowances, as well as travel subsidies. Payment rates for candidates from Austria and Switzerland are set individually currently between EUR 2,100 and EUR 3,000.

Deadline:
Applications can be submitted at any time.

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Deutsches Historisches Institut Paris (German Historical Institute Paris) Karl-Ferdinand-Werner-Fellowship (outgoing)  Historical Institute PariHistorical Institute Paris) – Karl Ferdinand Werner Fellowship

Target group:
postdoctoral scientists

Area of studies:
Funding may be granted in addition to individual archive and library research in Paris and the surrounding area also to stays that serve Franco-German scientific cooperation (e.g., by the design of larger projects, research groups, etc.).

Terms of application:
Guest rooms with Internet access and access to the institute and library infrastructure are made available. Contacts with French colleagues can be arranged.

Period/amount of funding:
Funding period: August - September (stay of between one and four weeks)

Deadline:
Twice a year: February 15 and September 15.

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Deutsches Historisches Institut Paris (German Historical Institute Paris) Scholarships (outgoing)

Target group:
doctoral researchers, candidates for habilitation

Area of studies:
French, Franco-German and Western European history

Terms of application:
The DHIP supports ongoing research projects in their implementation (mobility grants, resident fellowships) and the development of new research projects (research start scholarships).

Period/amount of funding:
The limit of the duration of the scholarships depends on the extent of the necessary research abroad for a maximum of six months. Funding: EUR 2,000 a month for candidates with completed habilitation and postdoctoral researchers EUR 1,500 a month for doctoral researchers

Deadline:
Applications should be submitted no later than two months before the intended stay

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Dr. Jost Henkel Stiftung (Dr. Jost Henkel Foundation) – Scholarships

 

Target group:
doctoral researchers, postdoctoral researchers

Area of studies:
All, especially economics and natural sciences

Terms of application:
Special rules apply to doctoral theses, courses or internships abroad. The funding will continue only for very good performances.
 

Period/amount of funding:
monthly support payments plus travel grants, internships are also financed

Deadline:
For information please contact the foundation.

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Fondation Fyssen - Research Grants

Target group:
postdoctoral researchers up to the age of 35 years (biological sciences), up to 40 years (social sciences)

Area of study:
Neurobiology, psychology, anthropology, archeology, ethnology, ethology, paleontology

Period/amount of funding:
One year (no extension) with an endowment of EUR 15,000 to EUR 35,000

Deadline:
September 14, 2018 (online application)

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Fondation Fyssen - Post-doctoral study grants

Target group:
postdoctoral researchers up to an age of 35 years, the doctorate should be no older than two years

Area of studies:
Ethology/psychology, neurobiology, anthropology/ethnology, paleontology/archeology

Period/amount of funding:
12-24 months with up to EUR 30,000

Deadline:
April 4, 2019

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German-American Fulbright Commission – American Studies Institute (outgoing)

Target group:
German doctoral researchers and postdoctoral researchers (teaching and/or research activities with reference to America)

Area of studies:
Humanities and social sciences

Terms of application:
Requirements are a degree and good knowledge of English. Participants are required to attend the entire seminar program. Contact at KIT is Oliver Kaas.

Period/amount of funding:
Participation in an approximately 2-week interdisciplinary training seminar in the US (San Francisco State University). This year's theme is “Love and Rage: The 1960s and Contemporary U.S. Culture and Politics”. The seminar will take place from September 15 to September 29, 2018. Transatlantic and intra-American travel expenses, program expenses, accommodation and daily allowance, health/accident insurance are funded.

Deadline:
The call for applications for the next program in 2020 will probably be published early 2020.

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German-American Fulbright Commission – Doctoral program (outgoing)

Target group:
German young scientists at the begin of their doctoral research phase

Area of studies:
All except medicine

Terms of application:
Applicants must at the time of application be enrolled in a doctoral program at a German university and have German citizenship. They arrange the guest stay at an American university themselves. There, they conduct research that is part of the already begun dissertation project. Contact at KIT is Oliver Kaas.

Period/amount of funding:
The funding is for a 4-6 month research stay. The scholarship covers the cost of a transatlantic round trip, the timing of which is agreed upon by the applicants with the Fulbright Commission, and further contributes to living expenses during the duration of the research stay with the payment of a monthly flat-rate allowance of EUR 1,600. At the same time, the participants are covered in a health/accident insurance for the USA (basic coverage). The scholarship also includes the application for the Fulbright J-1 visa free of charge.

Deadline:
September 15, 2018 (for a stay beginning April 2019)
April 1, 2019 (for a stay beginning November 2019)


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German-American Fulbright Commission – Fulbright American Studies Fellowship (outgoing)

Target group:
doctoral researchers and postdocs with German citizenship

Area of studies:
American studies

Terms of application:
The Fulbright American Studies Fellowship supports a research stay at an American university or comparable institution arranged by the applicants themselves. Research projects to work on a habilitation are supported. Contact at KIT is Oliver Kaas.

Period/amount of funding:
Up to EUR 10,000

Deadline:
Currently no call for applications

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Gerda Henkel Stiftung (Gerda Henkel Foundation) – Scholarship program

Target group:
postdoctoral researchers

Area of studies:
Historical classical studies

Terms of application:
Applications must be made in English. Applicants should have doctorate and can demonstrate above-average success.

Period/amount of funding:
1-24 months, basic grant (postdoc EUR 2,000, scholars with postdoctoral lecture qualification EUR 2,700), support for foreign travel in the amount of EUR 500 a month, travel and material expenses, family allowance

Deadline:
June 12, 2019

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Gemeinschaft für studentischen Austausch in Mittel- und Osteuropa e.V. (Society for Student Exchange in Central and Eastern Europe) - GFPS scholarship program (outgoing)

Target group :
German doctoral researchers up to 31 years of age who plan a research stay abroard in Poland or the Czech Republic

Area of studies:
All

Terms of application:
A research project in the respective national language is funded.

Period/amount of funding:
Ca. PLN 1,450 (Poland), ca. EUR 400 (Czech Republic)

Deadline:
October 31, 2018

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German Israeli Foundation  G.I.F. Young Scientists' Program (incoming/outgoing)

Target group:
young German and Israeli-born scientists who want to establish contacts in the respective other country

Area of studies:
All

Terms of application:
Electronic application, requirement is a doctorate dating back no longer than eight years at the starting time of the grant. Within the project year a visit to the other country for a minimum of seven working days is mandatory.

Period/amount of funding:
One year. The funding is decided on an individual basis. Currently the average funding amount is EUR 20,000.

Deadline:
Last week of October 2019

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Heinrich Böll Stiftung (Heinrich Böll Foundation) & Israel Public Policy Institute – Ecology & Sustainable Development: Promoting environmental innovation

Target group:
young professionals from the field of environmental policy from Germany

Area of studies:
Sustainability

Terms of application:

The Israel Public Policy Institute (IPPI) is an independent non-partisan Think-and-Do Tank that strives to strengthen the personal and professional connections between young professionals and policy leaders from Israel, Europe and the United States.

Within this framework, we are offering a four-month scholarship program on the topic "Ecology and Sustainable Development: Promoting environmental innovation" in cooperation with the Heinrich Böll Foundation and the Israeli Ministry for Environmental Protection from October 2018.

Period/amount of funding:
August - December, 2019, EUR 750 monthly

Deadline:
June 1

 

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Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP)  Young Investigator's Grants

Target group:
Research teams (two to four people) with young scientists (max. of ten years after attaining doctorate) from different countries

Area of studies:
Life sciences

Terms of application:
Applicants must have a laboratory in a member country. All members of the research team must have been working for at least five years an "independent position" (e.g. as assistant, researcher, lecturer, etc.).

Period/amount of funding:
up to USD 450,000 per team and year (depends on the number of members of the teams) for three years

Deadline:
March 28, 2019

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Human Frontier Science Program  Program Grants

Target group:
teams of independent scientists

Area of studies:
Life sciences

Terms of application:
All team members must be independently able to advance their research.

Period/amount of funding:
up to USD 450,000 per team and year (depends on the number of members of the teams) for three years

Deadline:
March 28, 2019


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Human Frontier Science Program  Long-term fellowships

Target group:
postdoctoral researchers

Area of studies:
Life sciences

Terms of application:
Applicants must either come from one of the member countries or wishing to stay in one of the member countries.

Period/amount of funding:
three years with USD 45,000 per year

Deadline:
August 22, 2019


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Human Frontier Science Program  Cross-disciplinary fellowships

Target group:
postdoctoral researchers

Area of studies:
Physics, chemistry, mathematics, engineering, computer science

Terms of application:
Applicants must either come from one of the member countries or wishing to stay in one of the member countries.

Period/amount of funding:
three years with USD 45,000 per year

Deadline:
August 22, 2019

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International Scholars and Welcome Office (IScO) Re-Invitation Grant for Research Alumni (incoming)

Target group:
former guest researchers from abroadbwho would like to return to KIT for a short period to carry out a research project, to jointly set up and publish a scientific paper, or to jointly apply for funding for a joint research project with a funding organization

Area of studies:
All

Terms of application:
Prior registration in the research alumni network with a profile on the research alumni world map is mandatory. For the application please hand in the application form, the research alumni’s CV and a support letter by the host, including a short sketch of the joint research project during the stay. Contact is Oliver Kaas .

Period/amount of funding:
One to a maximum of two months, up to EUR 1,500 per month

Deadline:
May 15, 2019

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 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) – Strategic Partnership China (incoming/outgoing)

 

Target group:
doctoral researchers and scientists

Area of studies:
All

Terms of application:
Partner universities: Nanjing University of Science and Technology – NUST, Shanghai Jiao Tong University –SJTU, Soochow University – SUDA, Tongji University Shanghai – TUS. The invitation of potential partners to KIT is also possible. Contacts at KIT are Oliver Schmidt and Jie Han.

Period/amount of funding:
up to 6 months. A scholarship of EUR 1,125 a month, travel expenses flat-rate allowance (doctoral researchers, scientists: EUR 725, economy class ticket), language and cultural training

Deadline:
Continuously until 2018
Please apply at least six months before your planned stay in China.

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Catholic Academic Exchange Service (KAAD) – Eastern Europe Program (incoming)

Target group:
doctoral researchers and young scientists from Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia

Area of studies:
All, except for the training of clergy/order members and usually doctoral studies in theology

Terms of application:
Applications are open to candidates with good knowledge of German and of Catholic Christian faith (in exceptional cases, another Christian denomination, as long as they are proposed by Catholic partners) who are seeking a research stay or a deepening of existing scientific knowledge in Germany. Also supported are doctoral and postdoctoral projects in Germany. Applications are also open to university teachers invited for short research visits to Germany.

Period/amount of funding:
A research stay (in particular, justified exceptional cases doctoral research projects from applicants with a degree in Germany may also be funded up to a maximum of three years).

Deadline:
January 15, 2019 (award of scholarship March)
 

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(KAAD) – scholarship programme 1Catholic Academic Exchange Service

Target group:
doctoral researchers from a developing or emerging country in Africa, Asia, the Near and Middle East or Latin America with work experience

Area of studies:
All

Terms of application:
You can apply for the "scholarship programme 1" of the KAAD if you: have a university degree and professional experience in your home country, want to carry out a research stay at a German university (doctoral or postdoctoral research) and are of Catholic Christian faith (mainly from the Near /Middle East belong to a Christian denomination in general/applicants of another religion may be eligible if they are put forward by Catholic partners with a documentable commitment to interreligious dialogue), have German language skills prior to entering Germany (KAAD can provide a German course of max. six months in Germany ).

Period/amount of funding:
postgraduate studies or research stay in Germany

Deadline:
The selection committee meets twice a year. For the precise deadlines for application, please contact your KHG/KSG (catholic university/students group).

 

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Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID) – Mexican Government Scholarship Program for International Students

Target group:
doctoral researchers and postdocs

Area of studies:
Not eligible are: business administration, accounting, plastic surgery, marketing, advertising, dentistry and odontology, as well as related fields

Terms of application:
Selection criteria: academic excellence of the candidate, the intended field of study or specialization in Mexico is related to the applicant´s academic and job history, the area of study has a direct impact on the development of the applicant´s country, the program must relate to specific current or approved projects that have an impact on the development of the applicant´s country.

Period/amount of funding:
1- 12 months. A monthly stipend of five times the value of The Unit of Measure and Actualization (UMA) for doctoral programs and research periods, postdoctoral fellowships and Medical specialties and subspecialties. During 2017, the stipend was calculated with the minimum salary in Mexico City and was equivalent of MXN 12,251.00 (approximately USD 665.52).

Please note the costs listed in the call which are not covered by the stipend.

Deadline:
September 28, 2018

 

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Minerva Stiftung (Minerva Foundation) – Minerva Fellowship Program

Target group:
German and Israeli doctoral researchers and postdocs

Area of studies:
All

Terms of application:
Applications are made in English. Graduates must have a university degree. Postdocs should have completed their doctorates less than seven years ago.

Period/amount of funding:
Six to 36 months for doctoral researchers, six to 24 months for postdocs (not extendable); Israeli scholarship holders receive EUR 1,128 to EUR 2,300. German scholarship holders received plus EUR 1,278 to EUR 1,519 plus married persons and children's allowance.

Deadline:
January 15 / June 15 every year


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Minerva Stiftung (Minerva Foundation) – Minerva Short-Term Research Grants

Target group:
German and Israeli academics younger than 38 years

Area of studies:
All

Terms of application:
Applications are made electronically. Prerequisites are innovative research fields.

Period/amount of funding:
One to eight weeks; graduates receive EUR 300 a week, postdoctoral researchers receive EUR 425 a week, plus travel allowance of EUR 700.

Deadline:
May 2 and November 2 of every year.

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Minerva Stiftung (Minerva Foundation) – Minerva-Weizmann Program

Target group:
German young scientists (doctoral researchers and postdocs)

Area of studies:
Chemistry, life sciences, mathematics, computer science, physics

Terms of application:
Funding is provided for short stays at the Weizmann Institute. Applications are made directly to the institute.

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Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts (MWK) Baden-Württemberg – Research stay Shanghai and Jiangsu/China

Target group:
Master students, doctoral researchers or postdocs with German citizenship at Baden-Württemberg universities

Area of studies:
Bio science and technology; biology/biochemistry/bioengineering/biophysics/biomedicine

Terms of application:
The selection of candidates is carried out by a panel of experts of skilled and professional university teachers from Baden-Württemberg universities. The selection of the host laboratories can be done by or the supervising university teachers or by direct consultation with the program coordinator of the Ministry of Science (Prof. Schmid). The application documents are to be transmitted with a rule-oriented application via the university administration to the Ministry of Science, Unit 35, Mr. Böhmler, referring to the "scholarship program with Shanghai and Jiangsu".

Period/amount of funding:

Stay of four to six months at a university, an institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences or in an industrial enterprise, preferably in Shanghai or Jiangsu. Applications for internships of four to six months in the context of courses of studies of Baden-Württemberg universities are also possible. Fellowship benefits:

  • Grant of EUR 1,000 a month,
  • Coverage of the actual cost of the return flight ticket (Economy, max. EUR 1,000),
  • Costs of visa.

Deadline:
Applications may be submitted at any time.

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Ontario Baden-Württemberg Faculty Mobility Program

Target group:
postdocs, junior research group leaders, junior professors with at least two to three years of scientific activity

Area of studies:
All

Terms of application:
The scholarships are intended to carry out a project of the applicant's own choice in cooperation with a scientific host at a partner university in Ontario, which provides the necessary research facilities at the host institute and is available as a contact for the implementation of the research project. Contact at KIT is Pascale Kohler.

Period/amount of funding:
The monthly scholarship rate is EUR 1,200 plus a one-time flat-rate travel allowance of EUR 1,200.

Deadline:
October 15, 2019

 

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Government Scholarship PR China / CAS DAAD Programme – Scholarships for research stays in Germany (Incoming)

Target group:
doctoral researchers from the Univeristy of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) and research institutes of UCAS

Area of studies:
all

Terms of application:
A research stay at a German institution of higher education or research institution, with the exception of Max-Planck or Fraunhofer institutes can be funded.

Period/amount of funding:

12 to maximum of 22 months;
Monthly scholarship rate up to EUR 1,200 for the first year, EUR 1,000 for the second year .

Deadline:
Via the DAAD portal from November 4, to December 4.

 

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Republic of Turkey – Research Scholarships

Target group:
international doctoral researchers, postdocs (with the exception of Turkish citizens)

Area of studies:
All

Terms of application:
The program is aimed at doctoral researchers or postdocs who wish to conduct research at a Turkish university. This requires the acceptance at a Turkish university. The candidate must be familiar with the research language of the respective project.

Period/amont of funding:
Funding is provided for a research stay of 3 to 12 months. The funding includes a monthly stipend of TRY 3,000

Deadline:
ongoing

 

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Research Grants Council (RGC) - Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS)

Target group:
excellent students who would like to pursue their doctoral research in Hong Kong

Area of studies:
All

Terms of application:
Candidates who are seeking admission as new full time doctoral researchers in the following eight institutions, irrespective of their country of origin, prior work experience and ethnic background, should be eligible to apply: City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University, Lingnan University, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, The University of Hong Kong.
Applicants should demonstrate outstanding qualities of academic performance, research ability / potential, communication and interpersonal skills, and leadership abilities.

Period/amount of funding:
New full time doctoral researchers.
The fellowship provides an annual stipend of HK$240,000 (approximately US$30,000) and a conference and research-related travel allowance of HK$10,000 (approximately US$1,300) per year to each awardee for a period of up to three years.

Deadline:
December 1, 2018

 

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E.ON Stipendienfonds (E.ON Scholarship Fund)

Target group:
German and Norwegian doctoral researchers and young scholars (postdoctoral researchers, junior professors)

Area of studies:
Economics, engineering, law and political science

Terms of application:
All applications should be submitted online.

Period/amount of funding:
Funding for doctoral researchers: ca. EUR 2,500 in the first month, for every further month ca. EUR 1,250, in doctoral courses of study the scholarship funding is decided individually; one to several months stay abroad as part of doing a doctorate, in exceptional cases, doctoral programs;
Support of young scientists: about EUR 3,750 in the first month, for each additional month EUR 1,250; research stays, guest lectures, participation in seminars of E.ON Scholarship Fund.

Deadline:
October 15, 2018


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German Academic Scholarship Foundation and Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs – ERP Scholarship Program

Target group:
graduates and doctoral researchers

Area of studies:
All except artistic studies (music, art, acting, film)

Terms of application:
The program is aimed at outstanding graduates who want to complete a doctoral degree at a top US university or are planning a research stay in the US as part of a doctorate pursued in Germany. At the end of the deadline at least a bachelor's degree must have been achieved.

Period/amount of funding:
Funding is provided for one to two-year projects, the funding includes a monthly living stipend of USD 1,900 a tuition subsidy of USD 25,000 per year of study and a travel allowance of USD 1,000 and a one-time starting subsidy of USD 500.

Deadline:
October 1, 2019

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Uniwersytet Marii Curie-Sklodowskiej w Lublinie (UMSC) and Marie Sklodowska-Curie COFUND – Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship (IF)

Target group:
experienced researchers with doctoral degree or at least four years of full-time research experience

Area of studies:
All

Terms of application:
The European Fellowships (EF) support experienced researchers (usually postdocs) in further developing their career by financing a research project at a host institution in an EU Member State or Associated Country. The research project should be aimed at the diversification of the researcher's competences in terms of skill acquisition at a multi- or interdisciplinary level. The topic of the project can be chosen freely by the researcher. Proposals are submitted to either one of eight scientific evaluation panels or one of three separate multidisciplinary evaluation panels.

Deadline:
March 21, 2018

 

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Walter Blohm Stiftung (Walter Blohm Foundation) – Funding for Research Stays Abroad

Target group:
doctoral researchers

Area of studies:
Aerospace

Terms of application:
Direct applications via application form is possible. Expected are good academic performance and a realistic timetable for doctorate.

Deadline:
on an ongoing basis

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