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2024 Fully Funded DAAD PRIME Fellowship Program: Apply Now

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Do you have a completed PhD, and are you aspiring to conduct research in Germany? The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is offering a fantastic opportunity for postdoctoral researchers through their 2024 PRIME Fellowship Program.

This fully funded program will allow you to collaborate with leading German universities and advance your research career.

Don’t miss this chance to take your research to the next level! Apply now and embark on a rewarding research experience in Germany.

Overview of DAAD PRIME Fellowship Program

  • Host Country: Germany
  • Study Abroad: Study in Europe
  • Category: Fellowships
  • Eligible Countries: All Countries
  • Reward: Full Sponsorship | €80,000/Yr | Travel Costs
  • No IELTS is Required
  • Deadline: August 30, 2024
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Details of DAAD PRIME Fellowship Program

DAAD PRIME Fellowship funds the international mobility of postdoctoral researchers with temporary positions at German universities.

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) provides the funds for this program. 

The grant also includes a mandatory return phase for reintegration into the German science system. The programme aims to provide participants with an important qualification for a continued career in science.

The target group are postdoctoral researchers who see their long-term professional career in Germany. Postdocs who see their long-term career perspectives in Germany receive funding for an independent research stay abroad, based on temporary employment at a German university.

Requirements for DAAD PRIME Fellowship Program 2024

To be considered for the DAAD PRIME Fellowship Program 2024, you must pay attention to the following:

  • Applicants with above-average qualifications from all faculties may apply.
  • Applicants can be from any nationality
  • Applicants must accept that the research stay abroad and the return phase to Germany are both mandatory parts of the programme.
  • To be considered for funding, applicants living abroad are expected to state their intent to continue their research careers in Germany upon completion of the return phase.
  • Applicants who already have a permanent employment contract with the prospective host institution for the intended research activity are not eligible for funding.
  • You may apply up to six years after the (first) doctorate. 
  • They must have completed their doctorate with excellent results before the start of funding.

Benefits of DAAD PRIME Fellowship Program

The DAAD will conclude a grant agreement with the respective German university covering the costs for the regular salary and the monthly expatriate allowance.

    • Salary: temporary 18-month employment contract at a German university according to pay scale TV-L EG 13 (€70,000 – 80,000). Your exact pay is determined by the universities based on your previous work experience.
    • Expatriate allowance: A monthly expatriate allowance for the research stay abroad is based on an area classification of the destination and the gross income of the fellows.
    • Travel allowance: PRIME Fellows receive the DAAD lump sum travel subsidy for postdoctoral scientists.
    • Spouses and children are also eligible if they accompany the fellow for at least one month during the research stay abroad. The travel allowance is paid directly by DAAD.
  • DAAD provides funding for an 18-month employment contract at a German university to conduct a 12-month research stay abroad with a 6-month subsequent return phase to Germany.
  • During your 12 months abroad, you may combine stays at several research institutions in one or several countries.

Required Documents for DAAD PRIME Fellowship Program

To apply, candidates must be ready to submit the following documents;

  • Application Form 
  • EU standard Curriculum vitae
  • Binding declaration from the German host university (form)
  • Invitation letter from the German host
  • Time schedule for the realization of the planned work abroad and in Germany
  • A detailed and independently prepared research proposal
  • One confidential letter of recommendation from a university professor
  • Short summary/abstract of the research project
  • Your career plan (one-page max.) Your career plan (one-page max.) 

How to Apply for DAAD PRIME Fellowship Program

To apply for the DAAD PRIME Fellowship Program 2024, interested and qualified applicants should follow the steps below;

  • Click on the button below to visit the DAAD website for the fellowship
  • The application form will be available at the DAAD application portal. To get to the portal please click on Stipendiendatenbank für Deutsche
  • Once your portal registration has been completed, you can generate and download the form for the required letter of recommendation.
  • After entering the applicant data, all other application documents (including the letter of
    recommendation) may be uploaded to the portal.
  • To upload the documents, all attachments must be available as pdf files.
  • Except for the certificates (see below), all documents must be submitted in English, as the evaluation and selection process are carried out by international reviewers and an international committee.
  • Applications that were sent before the deadline can be updated and supplemented until the deadline.
 

Deadline: August 30, 2024

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