DAAD Funding Possibilities

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To expand international educational cooperation, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers a variety of funding possibilities with different thematic focuses, covering various regions worldwide.

In order to support universities in implementing their own internationalization strategies and to intensify the development and expansion of international university partnerships, the DAAD offers a wide range of initiatives and formats:

Cooperation Initiation
With the goal to establish international cooperation and to realize long-term cooperation, the DAAD supports preparatory trips to international partners in developing countries for employees of German universities:

International Events
The DAAD offers a variety of funding programmes to support the organisation of international events in Germany and abroad:

Academic Staff Mobility
The exchange of staff from German universities and their international partners makes a significant contribution to intensifying international relations and shaping sustainable cooperation. For this reason, the DAAD offers a variety of programmes focused on the personnel mobility:

International Student Exchange and Transnational Curriculum Development
To intensify international cooperation between universities and promote student mobility, the DAAD supports the expansion of transnational teaching and learning opportunities with the following programmes:

Development Cooperation
Special attention of the DAAD is paid to the development cooperation. Many funding programmes are designed to establish and expand sustainable structures in higher education and science between industrial and developing countries.
Examples of DAAD funding programmes for development cooperation:



Further information regarding DAAD programmes by thematic focus, region and country of cooperation can be found directly on the Websites of the DAAD.

For more information on DAAD funding opportunities for Postdocs (Incoming and Outgoing) please click here.

An overview of the DAAD advisory service as well as information on the DAAD application procedure can be found here.

For questions and requests regarding suitable DAAD funding possibilities, current calls or if you require support for the proposal development, as well as accounting and reporting issues, please contact:

Dr. Anne Sennhenn
Funding advisory service for DAAD programmes
Göttingen International - The International Office
Telephone: +49 (0) 551 39 21294
Email: anne.sennhenn@zvw.uni-goettingen.de

General Advice

Please note that DAAD proposals, which require the approval of the presidential board of the university, need to be forwarded to Göttingen International at least 2 weeks before the application deadline. This is necessary in order to review the proposal according to the regulations of the call and to ensure that the approval of the presidential board of the university can be obtained in time.

Advice for Students

Please understand that we cannot advise on DAAD programmes for individual support for students and PhD candidates. Further information regarding funding opportunities can be found in the DAAD scholarship database. If you have any questions about funding programmes for PhD students, please contact the DAAD directly.