Scholarships & Fellowships
1. DAAD: Bilateral DAAD Programmes for Co-operative Research Grants
Objective: These programmes aim to intensify academic collaborative research projects by promoting the project-related exchange of academics. These are bilateral programmes agreed between the DAAD in Germany and partner organisations in a number of countries. Support is given to persons participating in specific academic collaborative research projects. Proposals based purely on study and training are not funded. By contrast, particular importance is attached to the continuing education and training and specialisation of young academics working within the framework of research collaboration projects.
Duration: The overall support period of a collaborative project should according to the different programme conditions not exceed 2 resp. 3 years. Value: Support is only offered to fund specifically person-related additional costs in as far as these arise through the exchange of participating scientists, scholars, graduates and - for some countries - advanced students (Diploma-level candidates). Diploma-level candidates can only be included in the support framework, if their final dissertation forms part of the project. For more information click here

2. DAAD: Bilateral Exchange of Academics
Objective: The programme aims to provide support for a research and study visit. Lecture tours and conference attendance cannot be supported.
Duration: The stay generally should last at least a fortnight and at most three months. The date and purpose of the stay should be agreed in advance with the German host institution. For details click here
3. DAAD: Helmholtz-DAAD Fellowships
Objectives: The special programme jointly run by the Helmholtz Association and the DAAD is intended for highly-qualified foreign doctoral and postdoctoral students. Helmholtz-DAAD Fellowships offer excellent young scientists and researchers from all around the world the opportunity to do research at a Helmholtz Centre in Germany. The Helmholtz Association is Germany?s largest research organisation with an annual budget of around 2.2 billion euros and 24,000 staff concentrated in 15 research centres. The Helmholtz Association works on solving the grand challenges which face society, science and industry and concentrates on researching systems of great complexity in the following six research fields: Earth and Environment, Energy, Health, Key Technologies, Structure of Matter, Transport and Space. Helmholtz-DAAD Fellows carry out research in one of these fields and use the outstanding scientific infrastructure which the Helmholtz Centres maintain. Helmholtz-DAAD Fellowships are awarded just once a year. The respective offer will be published usually in September under "Current Offer" on the homepages of the DAAD and the Helmholtz-Association. For details click here

4. DAAD: Leibniz-DAAD-Scholarships
Leibniz-DAAD-Scholarships for Doctoral Candidates and PostDocs :This programme is open to highly motivated and qualified graduates, Ph.D. students and Postdocs aiming to carry out research at one of the participating Leibniz Institutes. Candidates should be aware of the research profile of possible host institutes. It is expected that the candidates rank among the top performers of their corresponding peer group.Scholarships can be awarded for a period from 12 to 36 months. It is also possible to gain a doctorate in Germany. Applications for a ?Leibniz - DAAD ? Scholarship? need to be submitted to the relevant diplomatic missions of the Federal Republic of Germany or to the DAAD regional offices. They cannot be submitted to DAAD Head Office in Bonn directly. The Leibniz Association comprises 84 non-university research institutes and service facilities for research. Leibniz Institutes work interdisciplinary and combine basic and applied research of superior significance. They are obliged to scientific excellence. Detailed information about the Leibniz Association and all its institutes are available at the website
Objective :The ?Leibniz DAAD - Scholarships? provide young foreign academics and scientists with an opportunity to complete a research project or a programme of continuing education and training at a Leibniz Institute. The scholarships are financed by the participating Leibniz Institutes and awarded according to the regular DAAD-scholarship conditions. For details click here

5. DAAD: Postgraduate Degree Courses with Relevance to Developing Countries
Objective: "Postgraduate degree courses with relevance to developing countries" aim to qualify experts and executives from developing countries in fields such as trade, business and administration. These postgraduate degree courses offer career-based and practice-oriented initial and continuing training. Their content focuses on key development policy questions and they stand out by delivering practice-relevant know-how. Detailed information and a list of the courses and programmes can be found in the collection of "International Degree Programmes" available on the DAAD homepage .
Duration: Those degree courses which end with a Master's degree generally last between 12 and 24 months. The three degree courses leading to a doctorate generally last 36 months. Further information on postgraduate degree courses with relevance to developing countries can be obtained from the Association of German Postgraduate Studies (AGEP) . For details click here

6. DAAD: Practical Traineeship for Foreign Students of Natural and Technical Sciences, Agriculture and Forestry
Objective: Practical training placements for students of the above mentioned subjects are arranged by the International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE). Placements are, however, only available to countries with a National IAESTE Committee. Within the DAAD, unit 225 is the German National IAESTE Committee. Duration: Usually, traineeships are two to three months in duration with various firms, institutions of higher education and research institutes. In individual cases, traineeships of extended duration can be arranged. Students of the stated subjects interested in a training placement in Germany should address the National IAESTE Committee in their home country. Addresses of the National IAESTE Committees and further information are available at For details click here.

7. DAAD: Re-invitation Programme for Former Scholarship Holders
Objective: The Re-invitation Programme helps the DAAD maintain contacts with its former one-year scholarship holders and with former scholarship holders who had studied in East Germany (GDR) for at least one year. Former scholarship holders meeting these requirements can apply for re-invitation to Germany to complete a research or work project at a state higher education institution or non-university research institute.
Duration: Depending on the applicant's work schedule, the research stay can last between one and three months. DAAD support for a research or work stay can only be awarded once in any three-year period. For details click here

8. DAAD: Research Grants for Doctoral Candidates and Young Academics and Scientists
Objective: Research grants provide young foreign academics and scientists with an opportunity to carry out a research project or a course of continuing education and training at a German higher education institution or non-university research institute. Research grants can be used to carry out research projects at a German higher education institution for the purpose of gaining a doctorate in the home country .
Duration: The length of the grant is set by the grant committee at the selection session. Depending on the project in question and on the applicant's work schedule, grants can be paid generally for between one and ten months, in the case of full doctoral programmes in Germany for up to three years, and in exceptions for up to a maximum of four years. For details click here

9. DAAD: Study Visits/Study Seminars and Practicals by Foreign Students
Objective: The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) funds Study Visits / Study Seminars and Practicals in Germany by groups of foreign students headed by a university teacher. The programme aims to provide students with subject-related knowledge by arranging appropriate visits, tours and information meetings (Study Visits) or by organising subject-related seminars and practical courses (e.g. specialist courses, block seminars, workshops) at the invitation of a German university. This university is also responsible for organising practical courses with universities, companies and, possibly, public institutions (Study Seminars and Practicals) , facilitate meetings with German students, academics and researchers to establish and maintain contacts between German and foreign universities , give students a greater understanding of and insight (regional and area studies) into economic, political and cultural life in Germany. The part must not make up more than one third of the whole stay .In the case of Study Seminars and Practicals, the programme strives for reciprocity, although this is not a condition for the award of funding. This means that funding can initially be provided for visits in one direction only. For details click here.
Contact: DAAD Fellowship Programme details are also available from CSIR. New Delhi. Click here.
Source: DAAD (German Academic Exchange service)