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DLR–DAAD Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Germany, 2018

The new “DLR – DAAD Research Fellowships” are now available in the fields of Space, Aeronautics, Energy and Transportation Research. This special programme is intended for highly-qualified foreign doctoral and postdoctoral students as well as senior scientists from the fields of Aeronautics, Space, Transportation, and Energy.

‘DLR – DAAD Research Fellowships’ is a new programme implemented by the ‘Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt’ (DLR) and the ‘German Academic Exchange Service’ (DAAD).



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The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is the national aeronautics and space research center of the Federal Republic of Germany. Its extensive research and development work in aeronautics, space, energy, transport, digitalization, and security is integrated into national and international cooperative ventures.

The German Academic Exchange Service or DAAD (German: Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) is the largest German support organization in the field of international academic co-operation.


  • Application deadline: Until Filled
  • Course Level: Fellowships are available to pursue postdoctoral programme.
  • Study Subject: Research Area: Energy, Research Topic: Electrochemical processes and Degradation in Solid Oxide Cells.
  • Award: Fellowships are always awarded for the length of the research stay in Germany. The host DLR Institute and the fellowship candidate will agree upon the length of this term.

Fellowship Value


Monthly Installment

Possible Additional Payments


1,365 Euros
(plus allowance for materials of 102 Euros)

e.g. flat-rate travel allowance, health insurance, family allowances


2,000 Euros



2,300 Euros



  • Nationality: Non-German applicants
  • Number of Awards: One position is available.
  • The award can be taken in Germany


Eligible Countries: Non-German applicants are eligible to apply for this fellowship.

Entrance Requirements: Required Qualification: Ph.D. in Fuel Cells, Electrolysis or High-Temperature Electrochemistry; An additional qualification in chemical engineering, heterogeneous catalysis is valuable.

Advantageous Skills: You have good practical knowledge of characterization technics such as EIS, DRT analysis, Cyclic Voltammetry or Linear Sweep Voltammetry.

An additional experience in the design and conception of the experimental setup for high temperature.

You have a team spirit and are willing to exchange with your colleagues.

Eager to work in an international and multicultural environment, you should ideally demonstrate a B1 level qualification in German or just from a practical experience in German-speaking country.

English Language Requirements:  Applicants must have an excellent knowledge of English, please provide evidence of this through the submission of appropriate language certificates (e.g. TOEFL: 550/217); a knowledge of German is advantageous.

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Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: The application procedure occurs online through the DAAD online portal. You are also requested to send the “Application summary” (pdf file), which is generated in the DAAD portal after the online application procedure has been completed, by email. Furthermore, your referees should send the hard copies of the letters of recommendation to the application address by post

Online Application

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