Outgoing Programs of External Sponsors for Doctoral Researchers

 

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

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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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:
Science students and young professiobals from abroad seeking a doctorate or research project in Germany or science students and young professionals from Germany seeking a doctorate or research project abroad

Area of studies:
Medicine

Terms of application:
The scholarship is intended for students and young professionals with up to two years of professional experience 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:
Because of the COVID Pandemic the program is currently on hold for 2020. The next call for application will be announced most likely in spring 2021.

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Bayer Science & Education Foundation – Jeff Schell Scholarship

Target group:
Science students and young professiobals from abroad seeking a doctorate or research project in Germany or science students and young professionals from Germany seeking a doctorate or research project abroad

Area of studies:
Agricultural sciences

Terms of Application:
The scholarship is intended for students and young professionals with up to two years of professional experience 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, 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 (maximum 20.000€).

Deadline:
Because of the COVID Pandemic the program is currently on hold for 2020. The next call for application will be announced most likely in spring 2021.

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Bayer Science & Education Foundation – Otto Bayer Scholarship

Target group:
Science students and young professiobals from abroad seeking a doctorate or research project in Germany or science students and young professionals from Germany seeking a doctorate or research project abroad

Area of studies:
Chemistry, biochemistry or biology

Terms of application:
The scholarship is intended for students and young professionals with up to two years of professional experience 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 (maximum 20.000€).

Deadline:
Because of the COVID Pandemic the program is currently on hold for 2020. The next call for application will be announced most likely in spring 2021.

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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 (Outgoing)

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

Terms of 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 program, 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:
For information on the nomination deadline, please contact the Foundation!

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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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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

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:
Applications can be submitted at any time.

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German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) – International research stays for computer scientists (IFI)

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.

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

Current note: Applications in countries currently affected by COVID-19 are possible. The departure date depends on the local situation and may be postponed. Current information can be found on our ▶ homepage.

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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 with an eight-week processing period.

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German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) – Research grants (Outgoing)

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

Area of studies:
All

Terms of application:
The grant funds research projects abroad for doctoral researchers at German universities. It is possible to apply twice for the funding during the entire doctoral research phase. Between the first and the second stay there needs to be a period of at least six months. The overall funding period during the doctorate is a maximum of 18 months.

Period/amount of funding:
One to twelve months. Monthly rates and the travel allowance vary by ▶ destination country (website available in German only). 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 and additional travel expenses can be partially covered as well as child-care costs.

Deadline:
March 15, 2021, selection decision May/June, start of grant beginning in August 2021, June 15, 2021, selection deadline September / October, grant start in November 2021, November 15, 2021, selection deadline in February, grant start in April 2022

Current note: Applications in countries currently affected by COVID-19 are possible. The departure date depends on the local situation and may be postponed. Current information can be found on our ▶ homepage.

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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 2022 to March 2024 or October 2020 to March 2024; scholarship includes a monthly scholarship rate of between 143,000 and 145,000 yen, flight tickets for outward and return flights, tuition fees, etc., depending on academic degree.

Deadline:
October 30, 2021 for visual arts/design/film, performing arts
November 2, 2021 for architects (except doctoral projects), music
March 31, 2022 for all other subjects.

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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 two months stay between June and August. 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:
31.07.2021: start of grant between 01.01.2022 and 31.03.2022
01.09.2021: start of grant between 01.04.2022 and 30.06.2022
03.01.2022: start of grant between 01.07.2022 and 30.09.2022
30.04.2022: start of grant between 01.10.2022 and 31.12.2022 

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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:
31.07.2021: start of grant between 01.01.2022 and 31.03.2022
01.09.2021: start of grant between 01.04.2022 and 30.06.2022
03.01.2022: start of grant between 01.07.2022 and 30.09.2022
30.04.2022: start of grant between 01.10.2022 and 31.12.2022                           

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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) – 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 + travel expense subsidy + insurances + fees for language course

Deadline:
January 31 of each year

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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 of International Scholars and Welcome Office (IScO).

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German-American Fulbright Commission – American Studies Institute 

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). Transatlantic and intra-American travel expenses, program expenses, accommodation and daily allowance, health/accident insurance are funded.

Deadline:
February 15, 2021

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German-American Fulbright Commission – Doctoral program 

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 1,700. 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:
June 1, 2022 (Stay off January 2023)

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German-American Fulbright Commission – Fulbright American Studies Fellowship 

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:
For further information in the nomination deadline, please contact the foundation!

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

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 every year

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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 1,300 (Poland), ca. 10,800 CZK (Czech Republic)

Deadline:
Applications are currently possible (Czech Republic)

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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.

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

Deadline:
June 1, 2021

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HIDA Trainee Network – Helmholtz-wide exchange program

Target group:
Doctoral and postdoctoral researchers

Area of studies:
Information & data sciences

Terms of Application:
The exchange must take place between two Helmholtz Centers. The funding is awarded in particular on the basis of the applicant’s motivation, the quality and originality of the project, and its basic feasibility within the timeframe of the planned research stay. There must be a clear connection to the information science area. The program is intended to promote exchange between Helmholtz Centers and researchers and to enable young scientists to expand their portfolios.

Period/amount of funding:
One- to three-month-long research stays at another Helmholtz Center.

Two funding options:

1. Funding for travel and material expenses (up to 2000€ per month) for Helmholtz‑internal doctoral and postdoctoral researchers

2. Receive a research grant (2860€ + subsidies) for Helmholtz-affiliated postdocs

Deadline:

The application for the HIDA Trainee Network program is closed – the next call for application will start next year, 2022.

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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 30, 2021

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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:
A monthly stipend of five times 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:
No current calls for application

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Minerva Stiftung (Minerva Foundation) – Minerva Fellowship Program (Incoming & Outgoing)

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 1,377 to EUR 2,300. German scholarship holders received plus EUR 1,365 to EUR 1,519 plus married persons and children's allowance.

Deadline:
January: Start of grant between June 1 and October 31       

June: start of grant between December 1 and April 30 (of the next year)

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Minerva Stiftung (Minerva Foundation) – Minerva Short-Term Research Grants (Incoming & Outgoing)

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 450 a week, plus travel allowance of maximum EUR 700.

Deadline:
May 2 and November 2 of every year.

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Minerva Stiftung (Minerva Foundation) – Minerva-Weizmann Program (Outgoing)

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

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$309,600 (approximately US$39,600) and a conference and research-related travel allowance of HK$12,900 (approximately US$1,700) per year to each awardee for a period of up to three years.

Deadline:
Note the deadlines of the respective university

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

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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