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DAAD (German Academic Exchange) Graduate Research Scholarship

General Information:

Graduate research scholarships are awarded to doctoral candidates in all fields of study for research at universities or research institutes in Germany. They are granted from one to 10 months, with the possibility of a one-year extension.

10-month scholarships must take place during the German academic year (October 1 to July 31). Short-term grants (one to six months) must be started between six and 12 months after the application deadline.

Monthly stipends are approximately €1,000. DAAD will pay for health insurance and provide a flat rate subsidy for travel costs.

Application Information:

Doctoral candidates who wish to apply for a DAAD “Study Scholarship” or “Research Grant” must complete the application form online at and submit a hard copy of the application materials (one original and three copies) to the office of Dean Richard Sleight at 1 Hillhouse Avenue, Warner House 313 by the campus deadline stated in this announcement. Only one copy of sealed reference letters and transcripts is required.

Students who miss this campus deadline will need to apply online directly to DAAD by its general deadline of November 4. Applications for other DAAD funding competitions should be submitted directly to the contacts listed on the DAAD website.

Please note: Students in the fields of the performing and visual arts must apply directly to DAAD by October 31.


Applicants for long-term (10 month) grants should expect to have advanced to candidacy by the time that the scholarship begins. Applicants for short-term grants should have advanced to candidacy by the time of the application deadline. Applicants may not have advanced to candidacy more than four years in advance of the application deadline.

Applicants are expected to have a well-defined study or research project that makes a stay in Germany essential. Preference will be given to applicants who have been invited by a partner at a German university or research institution to perform research in a particular department, institute or laboratory.

Applicants in the arts, humanities and social sciences should have a good command of German.

Applicants must be U.S. or Canadian citizens or have been enrolled in a U.S. university for more than two academic years at the time of application. Non-citizens must contact DAAD directly to receive permission to apply.

Field of Study


Application Deadline

Campus Deadline:

October 31