Objective

The primary aim of this programme is to promote research projects within the context of doctoral programmes.

Who can apply?

Excellently-qualified doctoral candidates and young academics and scientists who have completed a Master's degree or Diplom, or in exceptional cases a Bachelor's degree at the latest by the time they begin their grant-supported research.

What can be funded?

A research project or course of continuing scientific education at a state or state-recognised institution of higher education in Germany or a non-university research institute, which is being carried out in coordination with an academic adviser in Germany.

Duration of the funding

  • 7 months to usually 12 months; the length of the grant is decided by a selection committee and depends on the project in question and the applicant's work schedule.
  • The grant is non-renewable.

Value

  • Depending on academic level, monthly payments of
    euros 861.- for graduates,
    euros 1,200.- for doctoral candidates
  • Payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance cover
  • Travel allowance, unless these expenses are covered by the home country or another source of funding
  • One-off research allowance
Under certain circumstances, grant holders may receive the following additional benefits:
  • monthly rent subsidy
  • monthly allowance for accompanying members of family
To enable grant holders to learn German in preparation for their stay in the country, DAAD offers the following services:
  • Payment of course fees for the online language course "Deutsch-Uni Online (DUO)" (www.deutsch-uni.com) for six months after receipt of the Scholarship Award Letter
  • if necessary: Language course (2, 4 or 6 months) before the start of the research stay; the DAAD decides whether to fund the grant holder's participation and for how long depending on language skills and project. If a language course scholarship is granted and the working language at the host institute is German, participation is compulsory.
  • Allowance for a personally chosen German language course during the grant period
  • Reimbursement of the fees for the TestDaF test which is either taken in the home country after receipt of the Scholarship Award Letter or in Germany before the end of the funding period
  • As an alternative to the TestDaF for scholarship holders who have taken a language course beforehand: the fee for a DSH examination taken during the scholarship period may be reimbursed.

Selection

An independent selection committee consisting of specialist scientists reviews applications.

Selection criteria:

Academic Qualification (documented by: university degree certificates, references, list of publications)
  • Academic achievements and duration of studies
  • If applicable, academic achievements after graduation (e.g. publications, lectures, conference contributions)
Quality of the research project (documented by: presentation of research project, time plan, references, proof of contacts, if applicable, language certificates):
  • Quality of research project presentation and preliminary work
  • Originality, topicality and relevance of project
  • Reasons for choosing Germany and host institution
  • Feasibility and consistency of work schedule and time plan (analysis and evaluation steps, if applicable, language skills)
  • Integration of the project into the overall doctoral project (in terms of content/time), if relevant
  • Importance of the research project and stay in Germany for academic and professional plans
Additional criteria (documented by: curriculum vitae, if applicable, certificates):
  • Additional knowledge and skills (e.g. through professional or voluntary activities, further training)
  • Involvement in academic self-governance, higher education policy issues
  • Political, social, cultural, family (parental leave or care periods, etc.), social commitment
For further information on the selection procedure, please refer to the Important Scholarship Information / Section E.

What requirements must be met?

  • As a rule, applicants should not have graduated any longer than six years before the application deadline. Doctoral candidates should not have started their doctoral degree any longer than three years previously.
  • Applicants who have been resident in Germany for longer than 15 months at the application deadline cannot be considered.
Note:
For applicants from the fields of human medicine, veterinary medicine and dentistry, other regulations are applicable. Please refer to the leaflet "Additional information on DAAD Research Grants for applicants from medical fields" (www.daad.de/extrainfo).
  • Applicants should be able to prove that they hold a Maestría degree passed with good grades.

Language skills

  • The required language level depends on the applicant's study plans and subject: In the arts, social sciences and in law, at least a good knowledge of German is usually expected. For the natural sciences and engineering, proof of good English language skills may also be accepted if English is spoken at the host institute.
The application procedure occurs online through the DAAD portal.

Please note that the access to the application portal only appears while the current application period is running. After the application deadline has expired, the portal for this programme is not available until the next application period.
The access to the DAAD portal generally opens about 6 weeks before the application deadline at the latest.

Application documents

Certificates, proof of credits, certifications and translations may be scanned in non-certified form and uploaded to the DAAD portal. The DAAD reserves the right to request certified copies of the documents.

Documents to be uploaded to the DAAD portal
  • Online application form
  • Full curriculum vitae in tabular form (max. 3 pages)
  • List of publications (max. 10 pages), if applicable
  • Extensive and detailed description of the research proposal which has been discussed with the academic adviser and a description of previous research work (max. 10 pages)
  • Schedule of planned research work
  • Letter confirming supervision by an academic adviser in Germany, which refers to the applicant's proposal and confirms that the host institute will provide a workplace
  • University degree certificate indicating final grade(s): the certificate must be subsequently submitted before the grant-supported research begins if it is not available at the time of application.
  • Other documents which support your application (example: certificates of employment, proof of practical training/internships, etc. )
  • All university certificates on all annual examinations with individual grade(s), incl. explanation of grading system.
  • German or English translations of documents submitted in the national language
  • Proof of German / English language proficiency according to language of research
Current note: If a language certificate is one of the application documents listed here and you are unable to submit a language certificate due to Corona (e.g. due to the closure of universities or language test centers), please upload an appropriate justification with a self-assessment of your current language level according to the CEFR instead of the missing document. If you still acquire a language certificate after the application deadline, please submit it. You can find tips for the self-assessment of your language skills here, see section A point 8.

To be submitted by post
One recent reference from a university teacher which provides information about your qualifications (hand-signed, no digital or scanned signature). Please regard the instructions given on the tab “Submitting an application“.
Current note: Due to the current pandemic situation, applications can be submitted on application dates that lie in 2020 without application reference.

Application deadline

October 30th, 2020

Application location

Regional Office Mexico City
Servicio Alemán de Intercambio Académico
Calle Kepler 157, Col. Nueva Anzures, Del. Miguel Hidalgo
C.P. 11590 Mexico City
Mexico
Tel.: +52 (55)/525018-83
Fax.: +52 (55)/525018-04
E-Mail.: info@daadmx.org
WWW.: https://www.daad.mx

Please note

  • Your application is only valid if you submit all the required documents to the DAAD portal on time.
  • For submitting references by post, the postmark date serves as proof that they have been dispatched on time.
  • (If further documents are to be submitted by post, please send them as soon as possible.)
  • The DAAD portal closes at 24.00 hrs. (CET or CEST) on the last application day.
  • Incomplete applications cannot be considered. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that their applications are complete.
  • The application documents remain with the DAAD. Data relating to applicants is saved by the DAAD in accordance with the Federal Data Protection Act and with the EU Data Protection Regulation insofar as this data is needed to process the application.

Information and advisory centres

Regional Office Mexico City
Servicio Alemán de Intercambio Académico
Calle Kepler 157, Col. Nueva Anzures, Del. Miguel Hidalgo
C.P. 11590 Mexico City
Mexico
Tel.: +52 (55)/525018-83
Fax.: +52 (55)/525018-04
E-Mail.: info@daadmx.org
WWW.: https://www.daad.mx

Ciudad de México

UNAM-ENALLT
André Hammelmann
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)
Escuela Nacional de Lenguas, Lingüistica y Traducción (ENALLT)
Edificio "B", Cubículo 115
Circuito Interior s/n
Ciudad Universitaria, Ciudad de México
Tel.: (55) 56220684 ext. 257
Horario de consulta: Martes 16:00 - 18:00 horas
E-Mail: hammelmann@daadmx.org

UNAM-FES Acatlán
Josefin Hahn
Departamento de Alemán, Ruso y Griego
Centro de Enseñanza de Idiomas,
Av. Alcanfores y San Juan Totoltepec s/n
Santa Cruz Acatlán, Naucalpan
Edo. de México, C.P. 53150 México
Horario de consulta: Lunes y Miércoles 10:00 - 11:00 horas
E-Mail: lector.fes-acatlandaadmx.org

Monterrey

UANL
Malgorzata Liszt
Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo Léon (UANL)
Centro de Internacionalización
Dirección de Intercambio Académico
Av. Manuel L. Barragán No. 4904,
64260, San Nicolás de los Garza, Nuevo León
Tel.: (81) 8329 4041
Horario de consulta: Martes y Jueves 11:00 - 13:30 horas
E-Mail: lector.uanldaadmx.org

Guadalajara

UdG
Elisa Mai
Universidad de Guadalajara (UdG)
Centro Universitario de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades (CUCSH)
Departamento de Lenguas Modernas UdG, CUCSH
Calle Guanajuato 1047
Col. Alcalde Barranquitas
44260 Guadalajara
Tel: (33) 3819 3364
Horario de consulta: Martes 09:00 - 11:00 horas
E-Mail: lector.udg@daadmx.org

More detailed information

Further information

A personal interview at the DAAD Regional Office in Mexico City is mandatory in this programme.

Aviso importante:
El uso de este portal a través de celulares o smartphones es limitado. Por favor usa tu computadora para postular. Requisitos técnicos

General information on the application via DAAD portal

You can access the DAAD portal by clicking "Application portal" at the end of the page. Here you will find an online application form in which you can enter your application data.

This is what you have to do:

1. Register in the DAAD portal (Read notes about registering in the portal >>)

2. Request references
The form, which has to be completed by a referee, has to be generated in the DAAD portal in the section "Request reference" after registration and downloaded. Please send the form by e-mail to your referee and ask for the completed reference form to be returned to you in a sealed envelope. In each case, please provide your referee with the application address thus enabling him/her to send the recommendation letter there direct.

Please note that the form for completion by a referee can only be generated during the application period (from about 6 weeks before the application deadline).
Please generate one form for each referee.
The reference is confidential and may not be viewed by the applicant!

3. Applying online in the DAAD portal (Read notes on applying in the portal >>)
  • Download and complete the online application form
  • Prepare application documents
  • If necessary, translate documents (unless they are already in German or English).
  • Scan paper documents (except references) and save in PDF format. Please note that you can only upload PDF files to the portal.
  • Upload the completed application form and the other application documents to the portal in PDF format. Translations, if applicable, should be uploaded together with the document issued in the original language.
  • Submit the uploaded application documents online.

4. Sending application documents by post
References must be sent in the unopened envelope to the application location.


Information for applicants from non-EU countries:
Please remember to specify the exact contents of your postal consignment in the documents for the customs authorities, e.g. "Application for a scholarship with application documents, a reference and a DVD with work samples (no commercial goods, no merchandise value, no insurable value)".

Please note:
If you have any technical questions or problems your local information and advice centres could not help you with, please do not hesitate to contact our technical Portal hotline: +49 (0228) 882-8888 or via e-mail portal@daad.de, open every weekday from 9.00 am to 12.00 pm and from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm (CET).
Please consider this when you are planning your application.

La convocatoria para este programa no se encuentra abierta en este momento. Para mayor información, favor mira la fecha límite que se especifica en el texto sobre las condiciones de este programa.