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1 DAAD Funding Opportunities for Postdocs Forschen in Europa: Nationale und europäische Forschungsförderung Universität Göttingen, 05. März 2015 Dr. Holger Finken, DAAD 1

2 Overview The DAAD Who we are and what we do Funding Programmes for Postdocs Special Programmes Scholarship Database 2

3 Overview The DAAD Who we are and what we do Funding Programmes for Postdocs Special Programmes Scholarship Database 3

4 The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is A self-governing organisation of German universities: 239 member universities 122 student unions 4

5 Budget 2014 Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF): 103 million = 23 % BMBF Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ): 41 million = 9 % BMZ European Union (EU): 65 million = 15 % EU Total: Federal Foreign Office (AA): 177 million = 40 % 430 million Other Other funding bodies: 55 million = 13 % AA *Figures:

6 Million Euro DAAD budget development over the years

7 Goals and tasks of the DAAD Three strategic areas of activity Grant scholarships to the best so that the professionals and leaders of tomorrow can gain qualifications at the best locations, prepare for positions of responsibility and cultivate contacts throughout the world. SCHOLARSHIPS FOR THE BEST STRUCTURES FOR INTERNATIONALISATION EXPERTISE FOR ACADEMIC COLLABORATION Create structures that promote internationalisation so that higher education institutions can improve the quality of research and instruction and address the challenges of the future with strong partners. so that more people can cross borders and achieve success in study and research. so that German remains an important language of culture and scholarship. so that higher education institutions may contribute to development and build bridges to surmount conflicts. Offer expertise for academic collaboration so that academic and political leaders are able to make well-informed policy decisions. 7

8 The DAAD worldwide Regional Offices and Information Centres Toronto San Francisco Mexico City San José New York Bogotá Caracas St. Petersburg Moscow Riga Kazan Novosibirsk London Minsk Bonn Berlin Warsaw Brussels Prague Kiev Paris Budapest Rome Bucharest Tbilisi Madrid Belgrade Istanbul Tashkent Almaty Baku Bishkek Athens Ankara Yerevan Dushanbe Beijing Seoul Tehran Tunis Erbil Tokyo Tel Aviv Islamabad Amman Kabul Cairo Shanghai East Jerusalem New Delhi Guangzhou Abu Dhabi Taipei City Hanoi Hong Kong Pune Chennai Bangkok Addis Ababa Ho Chi Minh City Accra Kuala Lumpur Yaoundé Singapore Nairobi Jakarta Santiago de Chile Rio de Janeiro São Paulo Buenos Aires Johannesburg Sydney Regional Offices Information Centres (ICs) 8

9 Overview The DAAD Who we are and what we do Funding Programmes for Postdocs Special Programmes Scholarship Database 9

10 DAAD German Academic Exchange Service incoming outgoing Programmes for Foreigners Programmes for Germans 10

11 Postdoc Research Fellowships Goal: further academic qualification open to all disciplines open to all destinations research stays in several countries must be combined within one application short- and long-term fellowships for German early career scientists holding a Ph.D. pursuit of independent research project at a research institution of your choice 11

12 Postdoc Research Fellowships DAAD support Financial support Basic scholarship rate Expatriate allowance, buying rate differential Allowance for partner + children/childcare Travel allowance Research allowance Support for re-integration after research stay abroad 12

13 Postdoc Research Fellowships DAAD support / Family Allowances Child allowance for kids under 12 (400 Euro per month for the first child and 100 Euro per month for any additional child). If the scholar is accompanied by his/her child: Extension of the funding period for up to 100 % (maximum extension 12 months) or: Coverage of the monthly costs for child care up to the basic scholarship rate. Combinations are possible! Relocation allowance for the return to Germany at the end of the scholarship. 13

14 Wenzel/DAAD Postdoc Research Fellowships DAAD support / Examples USA <= 30 years basic rate expatriate allowance buying rate diff. 0 research allowance 102 Total: Japan years, married, 1 child basic rate expatriate allowance child support 400 buying rate diff. 546 research allowance 102 Total:

15 Postdoc Research Fellowships Applications Application for short-term fellowships (3 to 6 months): Anytime (expect at least three months for the selection process) Application for long-term fellowships (7 to 24 months): Deadline Selection Starting date 15 November February April 15 June October December 15

16 Postdoc Research Fellowships Application Documents Application form CV Publication list Most important publications (up to 3) Summary of dissertation Research project incl. time schedule Letter of invitation from foreign host Two letters of recommendation from professors of a (German) university Copies of Transcripts / Degree Certificates Language certificate 16

17 Postdoc Research Fellowships Selection Criteria Academic qualification (Ph.D. magna cum laude) Publications (number, impact, first authorships) Project (scientific quality, realistic planning, feasibility) The Fit (project, institution, career plans) Personality, extra-curricular activities 17

18 P.R.I.M.E. Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience Ph.D. Postdoc All nationalities All destinations All disciplines 18 months contract with German institution 12 months abroad 6 months integration This project has received funding from the European Union s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no

19 P.R.I.M.E. Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience Position instead of scholarship: DAAD-support via funding agreement with employing German university Funding: position according to German public sector pay scale (TV-L 13) Duration: 18 months work contract at German university mobility phase abroad: 12 months (re-)integration phase in Germany: 6 months Conditions: all nationalities, all disciplines, all destinations Deadline: expired on Feb. 1, 2015 next deadline approx. Jan./Feb

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21 P.R.I.M.E. Selection criteria 1. Achievements to date: academic performance, grades, study duration, number and quality of publications; other achievements; overall impression of the applicant in consideration; transnational mobility; intersectoral mobility; social commitment; unavoidable delays in academic development. 2. Project quality and long-term career perspectives: research project; planned implementation (time and work schedule) suitability of the German and foreign host institution and the support provided there 21

22 Overview The DAAD Who we are and what we do Funding Programmes for Postdocs Special Programmes Scholarship Database 22

23 Congress Participation and Invited Lectures Who? Where? What? Preconditions Duration The program is open to Ph.D. students, postdocs, senior scientists, faculty (incl. retired) travel abroad to international conferences or invited lectures travel allowances, depending on country daily allowance for board and accommodation conference fees (early bird rate) active participation lecture or poster maximum of eight conference days maximum of ten days in case of invited lecturers 23

24 Lichtenscheidt/DAAD Congress Participation and Invited Lectures Eligibility Numbers Application junior researchers: every year senior researchers: every second year applications: ~ 5,000 per year accepted: ~ 2,500 success rate: 1:2 no later than 4 months before conference starts no later than 1 month prior to departure for invited lectures 24

25 Congress Participation and Invited Lectures Selection Criteria Academic qualification Rationale for the application Letter of recommendation (for PhD students) Amount of funding requested

26 Exchange Involving Projects - PPP (Programm zum Projektbezogenen Personenaustausch) Goal: Intensify cooperation between international and German research groups Programme: for universities and non-university research institutions bilateral programme agreements with 29 partner countries Disciplines: varies, depending on specific programme agreement Eligibility: research groups: postdocs, senior scientists, professors can apply for their institution 26

27 Exchange Involving Projects - PPP (Programm zum Projektbezogenen Personenaustausch) Funding: M.A./Ph.D. students, postdocs, senior scientists special emphasis lies on the support of young scholars, i.e. graduate students working on their thesis, Ph.D. students and postdocs Duration: total: usually up to 2 years with possible extension for a third year (depending on the country) per stay: usually 1 month, with some exceptions Remark: funding for project itself must be guaranteed by other sources 27

28 Re-integration of German Scientists from Abroad Goal: Help german academics abroad return to a professional career in Germany Target group Ph.D. students, postdocs, senior scientists Two types of funding travel grants for job interviews and lectures return scholarships (up to 6 months) to re-enter the German research system 28

29 FITweltweit Scholarships for Computer Scientists Goal: increase interest among computer scientists in a scientific career and international collaboration Programme supports research stays abroad: Master/Ph.D. students short-term scholarships, 1-6 months worldwide: universities, non-university research institutions, industry laboratories no tuition fees covered Postdocs short- and long-term scholarships, 3-24 months Berkeley (ICSI) or Tokyo (NII) special support for re-integration 29

30 JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme Scholarships for early career scientists who want to pursue a research project in Japan Target group Postdocs and Ph.D. students of all disciplines Scholarships (short-term) research stays in Japan Duration: Ph.D. students: 1-12 months Postdocs: 1-6 months (7-12 months: Humboldt Foundation) 30

31 Overview The DAAD Who we are and what we do Funding Programmes for Postdocs Special Programmes Scholarship Database 31

32 How to find your scholarship? Step 1 32

33 How to find your scholarship? Step 2 33

34 How to find your scholarship? Step 3 34

35 Michael Jordan Thank you for your attention. Dr. Holger Finken Head of Section ST43, Research Fellowship Programmes Tel.: 0228 / , Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) German Academic Exchange Service Kennedyallee Bonn 35

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