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DAAD Research Grant for Doctoral Candidates,Young Scientists & Academics in Germany, 2016

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is offering research grants for doctoral candidates, young academics and scientists. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada. Foreign nationals are eligible if they have been full-time students/scholars at an accredited US or Canadian University for at least two years at the time of application deadline. The grant will provide monthly stipend is approximately €1000. In addition, DAAD will pay for health insurance and provide a flat rate subsidy for travel costs.

Study Subject (s): Applicants in all academic fields are welcome to apply, but DAAD do not support to completion of a clinical science degree at a German university such as dentistry, medicine, pharmacy or veterinary medicine.
Course Level: Grants are available for pursuing PhD degree.
Scholarship Provider: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Award can be taken at: 
Germany

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Eligibility:
PhD Candidates at North American institutions applying for short-term grants (one to six months) must have ABD status by the time of application deadline, but no more than four years before applying. For those applying for long-term grants (seven to 10 months) must have reached ABD status by the start of the grant period, but no more than four years before applying.
-Post Docs applying for short-term grants (one to six months) should have completed their degrees no longer than four years before the time of application. Those applying for long-term grants (seven to 10 months) should have completed their degrees no longer than one year before the time of application
-Those wishing to pursue a complete doctoral degree program in Germany must have received their last degree no longer than 6 years ago.
-Applicants in all academic fields are welcome to apply, but we do not support to completion of a clinical science degree at a German university such as dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, or veterinary medicine.
-Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada. Foreign nationals are eligible if they have been full-time students/scholars at an accredited US or Canadian University for at least one year at the time of application deadline.
-Applicants in the humanities and social sciences should have a good command of German.
-By the time of application deadline, applicants may not have been living in Germany for more than 15 months.
-Prior recipients of a DAAD grant/scholarship should contact DAAD New York before applying to determine their eligibility.
-Grantees may not hold a DAAD grant with funding from another German, German-American or German-Canadian organization for the same period.

Open for International Students: Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada. Foreign nationals are eligible if they have been full-time students/scholars at an accredited US or Canadian University for at least two years at the time of application deadline.

Description:  daad_logoResearch Grants for Doctoral Candidates and Young Academics and Scientists are awarded to highly qualified PhD candidates, recent PhDs or to individuals wishing to earn a doctoral degree in Germany.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): Research Grants are awarded for periods of one to 10 months. Applicants wishing to complete a doctoral degree program in Germany can only apply for the long-term research grant. They may receive up to three one-year extensions.

What does it cover? Monthly stipend is approximately €1000. In addition, DAAD will pay for health insurance and provide a flat rate subsidy for travel costs (US East: €925 / West: €1,300; Canada East: €1,450 / West: €1,300).

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: Results will be announced by mid-April. (for November 4, 2015 deadline) and Results will be announced at the mid-August. (for May 15, 2016 deadline).

How to Apply: Applicants are requested to register with the MOVE Portal prior to making an application. Once registered, applicants will log onto the DAAD Portal where they download an electronic application form and complete it in their own time. Applicants should have all documents ready in PDF format when they upload their completed application form. Compulsory documents are all the documents listed above, however, the letters of recommendation (point 6) will not be uploaded, they will have to be sent as hard copies in a sealed envelope. The DAAD Portal allows applicants to check the status of their application. Once an application has been accepted, a notification and a summary of the application in PDF format will be sent to the DAAD Portal. When your application profile is complete, it will automatically be compiled into one file entitled “Bewerbungszusammenfassung.pdf” (Application Summary). Please print out this file, and collate each set in the above order. DO not staple. This includes the following steps:
-Select Research Grant for Doctoral Candidates and Young Academics and Scientist via the search engine;
-Register as a user;
-Download and fill in the application form electronically;
-Upload all required documents (the portal will guide you as to what they are);
-Print out three copies of your application once the system has sent it to you;
-Submit all three copies including the recommendation letters in a sealed envelope.

Application Deadline: The application deadline is November 4, 2015 (11pm CET) for 10-month and short-term grants and May 15, 2016 (11PM CET) for short-term grants.

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