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Study in Bavaria One-year International Scholarship Program

Study in Bavaria One-year International Scholarship Program

One-year scholarship program sponsored by the Free State of Bavaria for graduates of Central, Eastern and Southeastern European states. The scholarships are meant to finance postgraduate studies (i.e. master’s programs), PhDs or one-year research sojourns at Bavarian universities.

At the University of Regensburg, the objective of the annual scholarship program is to support scientific cooperation and academic exchange between Bavaria and Central-, Eastern- and Southeastern Europe.

Deadline: 28th February 2019.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The Free State of Bavaria will sponsor scholarships for the academic year 2019/20. Graduates from Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia and Ukraine are eligible to apply.
  • As an applicant you should be living full-time in your home country at the time of application. However, if you have just started your master’s program or PhD in Bavaria (i.e. the winter term 2018/19 is your first semester of the master or PhD at a Bavarian university), you can also try an application for the funding year 2019/20. In this case please submit a copy of your enrollment certificate.
  • If you are planning a master’s program in Bavaria you must not be older than 30 in the first year of the scholarship (i.e. on the 01.10.2019). For doctoral candidates the age limit is 35 years

Benefits:

  • The one-year scholarship can be generally extended twice for up to 3 years.
  • The scholarship is paid out monthly (735,- €) and amounts to 8.820,- € per year.
  • Students with at least one child receive 895,- € per month, which amounts to 10.740,- € per year.

How to Apply:

  • An online application form that is filled-in completely (https://www.uni-regensburg.de/bayhost/english/scholarships/study-in-bavaria/index.html. Afterwards, you receive a copy of the online application form attached as pdf via e-mail. Add a printout of this pdf to your paper documents as cover sheet.)

Candidates should send their documents to the address specified in the important advice. Send your documents to the following address:

  • Applicants with the citizenship of the Czech Republic: Bayerisch-Tschechische Hochschulagentur, BTHA c/o BAYHOST, Universitätsstr. 31, D-93053 Regensburg, Germany
  • From other countries: Bayerisches Hochschulzentrum für Mittel-, Ost und Südosteuropa BAYHOST, Universitätsstr. 31, D-93053 Regensburg, Germany

Supporting Documents: Send the following documents to BAYHOST / BTHA by mail and adhere to the given order:

  • A certificate of matriculation for the following summer semester
  • A justification of the extension of the scholarship in Bavaria (1-2 DIN A4 pages)
  • An estimation of which new perspectives have developed during the past year of studies for your (future) professional career (1-2 DIN A4 pages)
  • A tabular CV in German or English with a recent passport photo

For postgraduate studies (i.e. master’s program):

  • Proof of the so far achieved exam or course results in Bavaria (copies)
  • A report (1-2 DIN A4 pages) covering the most important results achieved in your past year of study (i.e. attendance of seminars or lectures, course results, conferences etc.)
  • Two expert opinions of professors from your course. Refer your referees to our “guidelines for referees” (www.bayhost.de  “Funding & Scholarships”)

For doctoral candidates:

  • An interim report (max. 4 DIN A4 pages) about the results of your research in Bavaria, which refers to the project outline in your application document (what aspects have you already realized?)
  • Two expert opinions of professors from the field that your dissertation relates to and from your Bavarian university. One expert opinion has to be from the supervisor of your dissertation.

If you are planning to study a master’s program in Bavaria it’s recommended to add a letter of endorsement to your scholarship application at BAYHOST or BTHA, but it’s not mandatory. I.e. you can also apply for a scholarship without such a letter

A copy of your passport or travel document which clearly states your citizenship. A simple copy is sufficient, there is no certified copy needed.

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TU University PhD Scholarships funded by the European Social Fund

TU University PhD Scholarships funded by the European Social Fund

Technische Universität Dresden (TU University) is pleased to announce the PhD scholarships funded by the European Social Fund. The program is open to all graduate and doctoral students who intend to carry out a doctorate at TU Dresden and whose PhD projects fulfill the criteria and conditions.

Program purpose is to make use of the individual educational potential increasing the innovative vigour in the Free State of Saxony. Academic professionals shall be provided with excellent opportunities to enter the Saxon job market of science and industry.

Deadline: 28th February 2019 (SAB-Stichtag: 15 May 2019)

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Graduate students who intend to carry out a doctorate at TU Dresden and whose PhD projects fulfill the criteria and conditions.
  • Doctoral candidates that intend to resume a scientific career following a period of family/parental leave (minimum 9 months) and if the PhD project fulfills the criteria and conditions.

PhD projects are highly eligible:

  • carrying out applied research,
  • resulting in environmentally sustainable research aspects,
  • of MINT disciplines,
  • of MINT disciplines specifically promoting women,
  • supporting the reduction of CO2 emission for a climate change resistant, resource-friendly society,
  • supporting information and communication technologies (IuK),
  • investigating problems associated with demographic change,
  • Exploring characteristic features of Saxony as the saxonian history and culture.

Benefits:

  • The amount of funding is a full doctoral stipend of EUR 1,600 per month. Industry-sponsored doctoral projects are only co-fincanced with an ESF-Subsidy scholarship of EUR 800 per month.
  • The funding period within the ESF-grant is three years, but ending at the latest with the submission of the PhD thesis. An extension for another year can be granted on request.

How to Apply:

To apply, submit the application by email with the subject line “ESFPromotion” in due time to: esf-promotion@mailbox.tudresden.de.

  • All application documents should be merged into only one digital PDF file (exception: SAB cover sheet has to be additionally submitted as hard cover with all originals stamps and signatures – note: no copies/scans).
  • The applicant is requested to ensure that even the required letter of recommendation will reach the Graduate Academy in due time. The letter of recommendation should be sent by the referee via email to esf-promotion@mailbox.tu-dresden.de or via regular mail to: Graduate Academy, Funding Programs, Mommsenstraße 7, 01069 Dresden.
  • PhD projects should start between 1st October 2019 at the earliest and 1st January 2020 at the latest

Supporting Documents: An application has to be submitted complete and in time to the Graduate Academy only in accordance to the call for applications:

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STIBET Scholarships for International Students

DAAD STIBET Scholarships for International Students

The Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg is welcoming applications to the STIBET Scholarships for International Students (Final Thesis) which is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

All international students who are likely to finish their degree programme at the University of Oldenburg in the summer semester 2019 are eligible to apply. The scholarship is designed to reward, encourage and assist students in pursuing academic excellence.

Deadline: Submit the application no later than Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Eligibility Criteria:

In order to apply for the scholarship applicants must meet all of the following eligibility:

  • Expected to graduate during the summer semester 2019
  • Residence permit for the purpose of study (§16)
  • Monthly income during scholarship payment must be no higher than 450 EUR
  • All international students who are likely to finish their degree programme at the University of Oldenburg in the summer semester (Sommersemester) 2019 are eligible to apply.
  • Good academic performance, as well as financial need, are required; voluntary work inside or outside the university is desired but not mandatory.

Benefits:

The scholarships are worth up to 400 EUR per month for a duration of 3 to 4 months.

How to Apply:

The interested applicants can download the application form by the given link: https://uol.de/fileadmin/user_upload/iso/Formulare/stipendien/Studienabschluss/Antrag_Studienabschlussstipendien_SoSe_2019.pdf

To apply, you must submit your application and recommendation letter by e-mail to the supervisor at katja.kaboth@iol.de

Supporting Documents: The Scholarship application is comprised of:

  • Filled application form
  • Motivation letter(Reason for applying, the topic of your thesis, time plan for completion, etc.)
  • Resume/CV
  • Transcript with a grade average
  • Enrolment certificate
  • Copy of the residence permit from your passport
  • If available yet: A copy of the registration of the thesis with the Examinations Office
  • If available: Proof of voluntary work (brief confirmation is sufficient)
  • If you are married: Information about your family’s overall income, including proof, if available
  • Letter of recommendation from the supervisor of your thesis: in this recommendation letter your supervisor should answer the following questions: How did you get to know the applicant? How would you judge the applicant’s performance in your seminars? How much does the applicant’s thesis fit his/her profile? What result do you expect from the applicant’s thesis? When is the applicant roughly going to finish his/her thesis and/or other exams? How would you describe the applicant’s personality?
  • The letter of recommendation must be submitted in a closed envelope or sent by e-mail by the supervisor to katja.kaboth@uol.de

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CrossCulture Programme for International Students

CrossCulture Programme for International Students

The CrossCulture Programme (CCP) at Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (IFA) is offering the CCP Focus Scholarship for international students. For the first time in 2019, interested persons can apply exclusively for pre-defined job offers. The stay in Germany is 2-3 months.

The new scholarship CCP Focus is open to applicants from the MENA region, Central, South and Southeast Asia. Participants of this scholarship share a common thematic and professional focus.

Deadline: 28 February 2019.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • All scholarships of the CrossCulture Programme are aimed at committed people between the ages of 23 and 45 who are active in organisations relevant to society.
  • Admission is open to Germans, interested persons from the MENA region, Central, South and Southeast Asia, as well as interested persons from the countries of the Eastern Partnership and Russia. Enrolled students cannot be considered for selection.
  • Prerequisites for participation are a good written and oral knowledge of English and professional integration into an organisation in the home country.
  • Interested applicants from the participating countries (exclusively applicants from the MENA region, Central, South and Southeast Asia) can apply via application platform until the end of this period.
  • CCP Focus: Suitable for applicants from the MENA region, Central Asia, South Asia and Southeast Asia.
  • Scholarship CCP Focus: Algeria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Qatar, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Pakistan, Palestinian territories, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Uzbekistan, United Arab Emirates, Iraq, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates; Uzbekistan

Benefits:

  • Support in the preparation of the professional fellowship
  • Monthly grant of 550 Euro
  • Accommodation in Germany (single or shared apartment)
  • Coverage of health insurance during the stay in Germany
  • Assumption of travel expenses and visa fees
  • Supporting programme e.g. networking events, participation in workshops
  • Each year around 80 professionals and volunteers from more than 35 countries take part in the programme.

How to Apply:

To apply, the applicants must submit an online application through the given link: https://ifa-portal.rexx-recruitment.com/job-offers-initiative.html

Thematic focus: In 2019, the focus will be on civic education. The new scholarship is therefore explicitly aimed at those applicants who deal with this topic professionally in the narrower or broader sense.

Supporting Documents: Applications submitted via smartphones or tablets without attachments, will not be considered. Prepare the following mandatory documents before starting the application process:

  • Letter of motivation(Please use this template)
  • Letter of recommendation(Please use this template)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Portrait photo (optional)
  • Supporting documents (copies of diplomas, evidence of experience, etc.) may be requested at a later stage in the competition.

Make sure that you have all documents ready in advance, as the application portal does not allow you to save incomplete applications and/or resume them at a later date.

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Volkswagen Freethinker Fellowships for International Students in Germany

Volkswagen Freethinker Fellowships for International Students in Germany

The Volkswagen Foundation invites an excellent young researcher to apply and compete for the Freethinker Fellowships in Germany. In order to apply, the applicants must at least hold a Ph.D. (or have equivalent academic experience) and must be affiliated to an academic institution.

The purpose of the Foundation is to facilitate the implementation of extraordinary research projects and to make important contributions in the establishment of reliable career paths for the next generation of scientists.

Deadline: Applications must be received by October 10, 2019.

Eligibility Criteria:

The list of eligibility criteria are given below:

  • The offer is open to young scientists of all nationalities.
  • Prerequisite is the integration into a university or non-university research institution in Germany with the beginning of the Fellowship.
  • Every applicant – from Germany or from abroad – must at least hold a Ph.D. (or have equivalent academic experience) and must be affiliated to an academic institution.
  • Non-German nationals based at an academic institution in Germany are regarded as applicants from Germany, German nationals based at an academic institution abroad are regarded as applicants from abroad.

Benefits:

  • The total funding for both funding phases must not exceed EUR 2.2 million.
  • A 2nd financing duration of 2 or 3 years is possible, whereby the overall financing duration (incl. the very first financing stage) is an optimum of 8 years. The financing for the 2nd Depending on project-specific requirements, the financing stage varies in between 0.5 and 1 million euros, the overall financing for both financing durations need to not go beyond EUR 2.2 million.

How to Apply:

To apply for this scholarship applicants must submit your application electronically via the application portal of the Volkswagen Foundation: https://portal.volkswagenstiftung.de/vwsantrag/login.do

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Civil Society Scholar Awards for International Students in Germany

At Open Society Foundations, they fund a range of programs around the world, from public health to education to business development. They are offering the merit-based Civil Society Scholar Awards for international students.

The CSSA support international academic mobility to enable doctoral students and university faculty to access resources that enrich socially-engaged research and critical scholarship in their home country or region.

Deadline: March 29, 2019.

Eligibility Criteria:

The awards are open to the following academic populations:

  • Doctoral students of eligible fields studying at accredited universities inside or outside of their home country
  • Full-time faculty members (must have a minimum of a master’s degree) teaching at universities in their home country
  • Candidates must be citizens of the following countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Guinea, Haiti, Kosovo, Laos, Libya, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Myanmar/Burma, Nepal, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Serbia, Sudan, South Sudan, Syria, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, or Yemen.
  • Any subject areas within the social sciences and humanities are eligible, but particularly those related to: law, justice, and governance; sustainable development and natural resource management; economic rights and empowerment of the poor; public health, social work and community development; new media law and policy; inclusive education; post-conflict studies; and human rights.
  • Applicants with permanent resident status or dual citizenship in Australia, Canada, European Union, New Zealand, Nordic countries, or USA are not eligible to apply.
  • PhD students, including those teaching at their home or other universities, must apply as doctoral students. Applicants applying as full-time faculty members must have a minimum of a Master’s degree, be teaching at their home institutions, and cannot be enrolled in a doctoral program. Students or faculty currently enrolled in Master’s degree programs are NOT eligible to apply.
  • The program does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, disability, pregnancy and maternity or marriage and/or civil partnership.

Benefits:

  • Maximum funding requests: $15,000
  • Project duration: between two and 12 months
  • Project location: projects must take place outside of the country of the applicant’s current residence
  • Eligible dates: September 1, 2019–August 31, 2020

How to Apply:

Interested applicants must complete and submit a CSSA application either online or offline on paper by March 29, 2019. Completed Application Form (online or hard copy)

Ask your referee to send the recommendation letter to cssa@infoscholar.org before March 31, 2019. Your surname has to be mentioned in the subject line of the email, and the recommendation letter must include full name, email address and contact number of the person giving the reference.

Supporting Documents: The following documents are required from all applicants. Note that requirements for faculty applicants and doctoral student applicants differ.

All Applicants:

  • Up to date CV
  • A detailed budget and timeline of your research project or first year of doctoral studies curricula, with a clear explanation of when and how you will use the requested funds (please use the template provided)
  • Copy of the identification pages of your passport(s) and any current visas
  • Scan of current official graduate school transcript (doctoral applicants) or the final transcript of highest degree obtained (for faculty applicants and PhD student applicants in their first year of study)
  • A letter of invitation from a faculty member or a senior administrator at the institution where your research will take place, if applicable (scanned and attached to application)

Doctoral student applicants must also provide:

  • An official letter from your academic institution confirming your enrollment status, department, and expected completion date (scanned and attached to application)
  • A personal reference letter from an academic or professional in your field in your home country who can speak to your accomplishments, future aspirations, and ties to your home country (scanned and attached to application)
  • An academic reference letter from your academic supervisor supporting the research for which you seek funding. Supervisors should also confirm if the activity will need IRB/ethics committee approval prior to the activity taking place (scanned and attached to application).

Faculty applicants must also provide:

  • An official letter from your institution of employment confirming your status as a faculty member and endorsing the proposed time away from your position (scanned and attached to application)
  • An academic reference letter from a senior colleague in your field with direct knowledge of your work and your proposed research topic (scanned and attached to application).

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Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Scholarship Program

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Scholarship Program

Are you ready to move into the next phase of your research training and seeking postgraduate program / Master options for the new academic year? Then apply for the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Scholarship Program. The scholarship is designed to supports foreign students to study at German universities.

The scholarship is open to foreign students who have already successfully completed their studies in their home country and complete a further study (postgraduate/Master), a doctorate or at least a two-semester research stay at a German university.

Deadline: Application deadline is July 15, 2019.

Eligibility Criteria:

Candidates for the DAAD Contact Grants for international doctoral candidates program must demonstrate that they:

  • Candidates must have above-average academic achievements
  • Candidates must have a broad general education and a keen interest in political issues
  • Candidates must have a positive attitude towards democracy and human rights
  • In addition, they have already actively engaged with other people and society through voluntary work in their home countries
  • Candidates must be able to develop their own point of view and practice tolerance of dissenters
  • Candidates must be highly motivated and convince us with your plans and you’re potential.
  • You should not be older than 30 at the time of application.
  • Students of medicine must already have successfully passed the preliminary medical examination or have achieved a similar degree in their studies abroad.

Benefits:

  • The amount and duration of the financial support depend on the study objective. Graduates, ie master, and postgraduate students receive a monthly scholarship in the amount of € 850, -. The regular delivery period is two years.
  • Doctoral candidates, provided that they have fulfilled the requirements for admission to doctoral studies at a university of the Federal Republic of Germany without conditions, and scholarship holders with a comparable degree to the German Master’s degree, who come to Germany for research purposes and who can prove at least two years of scientific activity at the beginning of the scholarship period, receive a monthly scholarship in the amount of € 1,100, -. The regular funding period for doctoral candidates is three years.
  • They also pay a number of grants and subsidies: Up to an amount of € 120, – we subsidize the cost of health and long-term care insurance on the application.
  • A family allowance of € 276 may also be paid if the spouse stays in Germany for more than three months, his monthly income does not exceed € 450, and you live together in an apartment.
  • For children traveling with them, a monthly child allowance of € 194, – can be paid on presentation of a German translation of the birth certificate and a refusal notice on state child benefit of the family fund.
  • They also subsidize research trips by doctoral students abroad, but not for visiting scientific congresses and symposia.
  • Tuition fees at the university can be reimbursed up to € 500, – per semester. However, only costs for courses related to the study or doctoral project are recognized. However, costs incurred in connection with the enrollment or confirmation (social contribution of the Studentenwerk, semester ticket, etc.) or the enrollment cannot be reimbursed.

How to Apply:

For more information to apply for the scholarship, you can check the given link: https://www.kas.de/web/begabtenfoerderung-und-kultur/wie-bewerbe-ich-mich-2

Supporting Documents: The Scholarship application is comprised of:

  • Tabular curriculum vitae: Please also mention your previous voluntary commitment here.
  • Copies of previous exam certificates (Please also in German translation, if these are not in English.)
  • Copies of your certificates from German universities(If you have already studied at a German university.)
  • Proof of your German language skills
  • Informal university teacher’s report: Personality and talent of our scholarship holders can expect special scientific achievements. The university teacher’s report should give initial information about potentials in the field of professional qualification. The author of these reports should be a university teacher or a doctorate in academic middle school. The report should not be older than two months.
  • Informal Personality Report: The Personality Report should focus on your understanding of values and your interests, your commitment, and your individual characteristics. This report is not to be completed by the exhibitor of the university teacher report and should not be older than two months.
  • Declaration of acceptance or enrollment certificate: If you have already been accepted or are studying at a German university.
  • Two photographs
  • Applicants for a scholarship for a doctorate please also submit:
  • A detailed explanation of the dissertation topic: This synopsis should be in German or English language and contain information on the subject for the choice of the dissertation topic, problem breakdown, approach as well as information on methods and procedures, work schedule and schedule with additional bibliography.
  • Another informal university teacher assessment: This should be issued by the supervisor of your dissertation project if you already have one. This report replaces the Personality Report

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DAAD German Studies Research Grant for US and Canadian Students

DAAD German Studies Research Grant for US and Canadian Students

Studying or pursuing research abroad in Germany is an exciting opportunity and a great experience. The specialized DAAD program is delighted to offer German Studies Research Grants to highly-qualified undergraduate and graduate students who are nominated by their department/program chairs.

The program is designed to encourage research and promote the study of cultural, political, historical, economic and social aspects of modern and contemporary German affairs from inter- and multidisciplinary perspective.

Deadline: Application deadlines are May 1st and November 1st.

Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following criteria:

  • Grants are restricted to citizens or permanent residents of the US and Canada who are enrolled full time at the university that nominates them.
  • Undergraduates with at least junior (third-year) standing pursuing a German Studies track or minor may be nominated for the grant by their department and/or program chair. Applicants are expected to have completed two years of college German and a minimum of three courses in German Studies (literature, history, politics or other fields) at the time of nomination.
  • Master’s Level Graduate Students in the humanities and social sciences earning a certificate or working on a project in German Studies may be nominated for the grant by their department and/or program chair. Applicants are expected to have completed two years of college-level German language studies and a minimum of three courses in German Studies (literature, history, politics or other fields) at the time of nomination.
  • PhD Students in the humanities and social science disciplines in the process of preparing their dissertation proposals on modern German topics may be nominated for the grant by their department and/or principal advisor.
  • Students whose dissertation proposals have already been formally accepted are not eligible for nomination. The intent of the program is to provide an opportunity for short-term exploratory research to determine the viability or to delimit the scope of their proposed dissertations.
  • The program is not intended to supplement or substitute for regular dissertation field work abroad which should lag the short-term research stay by at least one semester.
  • Applicants are expected to have completed two years of college-level German language studies and a minimum of three courses in German Studies (literature, history, politics or other fields) at the time of nomination.
  • The Required Language skills generally depend on study plans and subject: In the humanities, social sciences and in law, at least a good knowledge of German is usually expected.

Benefits:

  • Research support ranging in value from USD 2,000 to USD 3,000 is available to individual scholarship recipients and is intended to offset living and travel costs during the active research phase.
  • Support cannot be provided for stays in Germany in the context of study abroad programs.
  • The grant may be used for short-term research (one to two months) in Germany.

How to Apply:

To apply, the applicants must download the application through the given link:

All applications must be handed in 1) via regular mail and 2) via email in a single pdf-file. In order for your application to be complete, you must hand in an electronic and a paper version of your application.

Email: grubersliva(at)daad.org

Mail: All applications must be sent to-

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)
German Studies Research Grant
871 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017

Supporting Documents: A complete application consists of the following parts:

  • Completed DAAD application form
  • Curriculum vitae (résumé)
  • Detailed description of the research project or the pre-dissertation proposal, including a research plan and itinerary
  • Budget statement
  • List of German language and German Studies courses taken
  • Two letters of recommendation, including one from the professor supervising the German Studies curriculum or the research project. Please ask your reviewers to send a scan of the signed letter to grubersliva(at)daad.org.
  • DAAD language evaluation form (“Sprachzeugnis”). The language evaluation form is a mandatory part of the application form, and must be completed and signed by a faculty member of the German Department at the applicant’s institution.
  • Master’s level graduate students and PhD students: Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work completed
  • Undergraduates:  Official transcripts of all undergraduate work completed

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Humboldt Research Fellowship for International Postdoctoral Researchers in Germany

Humboldt Research Fellowship for International Postdoctoral Researchers in Germany

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is pleased to offer the Humboldt Research Fellowships for postdoctoral researchers. Scientists and scholars of all nationalities and disciplines may apply.

The program is open to highly-qualified scientists and scholars from abroad who are just embarking on their academic careers and who completed their doctorates less than four years ago1 to spend extended periods of research (6–24 months) in Germany.

Deadline: To apply, applicants submit their application online at any time.

Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following application criteria:

  • Doctorate or comparable academic degree (Ph.D., C.Sc. or equivalent), completed less than four years prior to the date of application. Candidates who have nearly completed their doctoral degrees are eligible to apply provided that they submit the manuscript of their dissertation or publications containing the results of their dissertation.
  • Academic publications reviewed according to international standards and printed in journals and/or by publishing houses.
  • Confirmation that research facilities are available and mentoring agreement and a detailed expert’s report by an academic host at a research institution in Germany. Details of the research outline including information on the intended duration of the fellowship must be agreed with the intended host before applying.
  • Expert reviews from the doctoral supervisor and one other academic qualified to give well-founded comments on the applicant’s eligibility, preferably including a reviewer not working at the applicant’s own institute.
  • Language skills: scholars in the humanities or social sciences and physicians must have a good knowledge of German if it is necessary to carry out the research successfully; otherwise a good knowledge of English; scientists and engineers must have a good knowledge of German or English.
  • Applications to continue a research stay already underway can only be considered in exceptional cases. The applicant may not have spent an extended period in Germanyprior to application. Potential applicants who have been in Germany for more than six months at the time of application are not eligible to apply.
  • The Humboldt-Foundation assumes that candidates will abide the Rules of Good Scientific Practice and the legally-binding principles of scientific ethics during the application and sponsorship periods.

Benefits:

The program will offer you all the following:

  • The fellowship is worth 2,650 EUR per month. This includes a mobility lump sum and a contribution towards health and liability insurance.
  • A monthly fellowship of €2,650 for postdoctoral researchers (doctorate completed within the last four years) or €3,150 for experienced researchers (doctorate completed within the last 12 years),
  • A flexible starting date and – for experienced researchers – the option of splitting the fellowship up into a maximum of three stays,
  • Individual mentoring during the sponsorship period,
  • Intensive German language course for fellows and their marital partners prior to the fellowship,
  • additional financial support for accompanying family members and items like travel expenses and
  • Comprehensive alumni sponsorship once the research stay has come to an end, such as a Return Fellowship or further stays in Germany.
  • In recent years, approximately 20% to 25% of applications were successful
  • In addition, the Humboldt Foundation grants Georg Forster Research Awards every year to leading researchers from developing countries.

How to Apply:

To participate, the applicants must register through the link: https://www.humboldt-foundation.de/pls/web/pub_register.main?p_package=gf&p_lang=en

Supporting Documents: Applications may be submitted to the Humboldt Foundation online at any time, provided they have been duly completed and all of the following required documents have been uploaded:

  • Curriculum vitae (two pages max)
  • Research outline (five pages max)
  • Complete list of publications
  • List of selected key publications
  • Key publications
  • Doctoral certificate
  • German language certificate, if applicable
  • Host’s statement and confirmation of research facilities*
  • Two expert reviews*
  • Additionally, where required: publishers’ letter(s) of acceptance and/or acknowledgment(s) of receipt as well as summaries or translations of the key publications

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DAAD Contact Grants for International Doctoral Candidates

DAAD Contact Grants for International Doctoral Candidates

The University of Oldenburg is offering DAAD Contact Grants for international doctoral candidates. To be considered, prospective applicants must be registered as a doctoral student at one of the partner universities of the University of Oldenburg and need to be integrated into a research group.

The purpose of the University of Oldenburg is to strengthen its international relations and to increase the number of international doctoral candidates.

Deadline: The candidates can apply for the program on or before January 31st, 2019.

Eligibility Criteria:

Candidates for the scholarship program must demonstrate that they:

The supported doctoral candidates must be registered doctoral students at one of the partner universities of the University of Oldenburg (e.g. via Memorandum of Understanding; Student Exchange Agreement; agreement-based research cooperations) and need to be integrated into a research group.

Benefits:

  • The winning applicants will receive the monthly grants for the stay amounts to 950 EUR.
  • In addition to the doctoral grant, successful applicants may also earn a maximum salary of 450 EUR per month as supplementary income/ income from a part-time job.  If other funding/financial support is already being received, then this must be certified with the respective documents (details on the grant provider, grant amount, pay slip).

How to Apply:

To apply, applicants must send all their documents in single pdf-file to r.behrens@uol.de.

Supporting Documents: To apply, gather the following financial documents:

  • Application form
  • A CV
  • A supportive statement of the supervisor at the home university
  • Proofs of further external fundings (e.g. scholarships, pay slips)
  • A letter from the research group at the University of Oldenburg outlining the (planned) involvement of the international doctoral candidate in the group. To be specific, the scientific and practical involvement of the doctoral candidate in the group as well as an approximate schedule for the research stay should be described.

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