Bilateral Exchange of Academics: DAAD Program

Aims of the Program:

  1. To improve international relations and bilateral research cooperations between German and foreign universities
  2. DAAD supports exchanges of scientists and academics from partner countries.
  3. The basis of these exchanges is cultural exchange programs and bilateral agreements with foreign partner organizations.
Application Procedure

Foreign researchers, academics and scientists who have usually completed a doctoral degree and work at a university or research institute in their home country.

Funding Benefits:
  1. Research stays at state or state-recognized institutions of higher education or non-university research institutes in Germany.
  2. Funding may only be claimed once within three (03) years.
  3. Lecture tours or visits to congresses are not funded.

 Duration of funding

  1. At least 14 days (from applicants from EU countries as well as from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russian Federation, Ukraine: at least 7 days) up to a maximum of three (03) months.
  2. The length of the grant is decided by a selection committee and depends on the project in question and the applicant’s work schedule.
  3. The grant is non-renewable.

 Fellowship Value

  1. Monthly payments of:
    2,000 euros for assistant teachers, assistant professors, lecturers and 2,150 euros for professors
  2. Unless otherwise regulated by bilateral agreements, the costs of the outward and return journey are borne by the respective sending country.

Requirements for the Program:

The most important selection criteria are:

  1. Academic achievements and, if applicable, publications, which must be documented in the curriculum vitae and a list of publications
  2. A convincing and well-planned research project


  1. This Program supports exchanges between scientists and researchers from Germany and its partner countries.
  2. Funding is available when German researchers also apply for a research fellowship at the same time.
Quick Overview————-
Organization DAAD
Fellowship Level Faculty, Scientist (Assistant Teachers, Assistant Professors, Lecturers, Professors)
Country Germany
Subject areas All Disciplines: Social Sciences, Humanities, Law,

Natural Sciences, Mathematics

Fellowship amount Varies according to qualifications
Eligibility Open for all nationalities
Deadline Varies from country to country

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