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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

 

To support your travel and plans to visit, lecture, or research at HdM, the DAAD offers several attractive funding possibilities for which you can apply, based upon your intended purpose at HdM. We have identified a few of the many funding possilibites. Please see below and apply directly to DAAD.

While there certainly are many funding opportunities through the DAAD, we highlight the following option, which seem to most closely correspond to reasons for visiting HdM:

SHORT TERM RESEARCH STAYS

FACULTY LED STUDY VISITS BY GROUPS OF FOREIGN STUDENTS

STUDY VISITS FOR ACADEMICS - ARTISTS AND ARCHICTECTS

1) FOR SHORT TERM RESEARCH STAYS:

The aim of this particular programme is to support short-term research stays and promote the exchange of experience and networking amongst colleagues.

Who can apply?

University teachers and established academics and scientists who have usually completed a doctoral degree and work at a university or research institute in their home country.

What can be funded?

  • Research stays at state or state-recognised institutions of higher education or non-university research institutes in Germany. A research stay can also take place at several host institutions.
  • Funding may only be claimed once within three years.
  • Lecture tours or visits to congresses are not funded.

Duration of the funding?

  • One to three months; the length of the grant is decided by a selection committee and depends on the project in question and the applicant's work schedule.
  • The grant is non-renewable.

Value

  • Monthly payments of
    2,000 euros for assistant teachers, assistant professors and lecturers,
    2,150 euros for professors
  • Travel allowance, unless these expenses are covered by the home country or another source of funding
  • Other payments cannot be made.

Selection

An independent selection committee reviews applications.
The most important selection criteria are:

  • academic achievements and recent publications which must be documented in the curriculum vitae and a list of publications
  • a convincing and well-planned research project
 

2) STUDY VISITS BY GROUPS OF FOREIGN STUDENTS

 
Who can apply?

University teachers from a foreign university are eligible to apply.

What is supported?

Study trips for groups of a maximum of 15 students accompanied by one university teacher. Individual doctoral candidates may also be funded after consultation with the DAAD. The groups visit at least two German universities where they participate in the academic programme. A cultural programme is to be organised in the evenings and at weekends.

The objectives of a study trip are:

  • to establish and maintain contacts between German and foreign universities
  • to provide participants with a subject-specific knowledge by organising visits to at least two universities, subject-related tours and informative meetings
  • to promote meetings with German students and academics and scientists
  • to offer participants an insight into economic,political and cultural life in Germany

Duration of funding

At least 7 days and a maximum of 12 days

Value

A flat rate allowance of 50 euros per person per day is paid as a contribution towards travel and accommodation expenses. This applies to the following countries and regions: Groups from the EU states, Albania, Australia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Canada, Hong Kong, Iceland, Japan, Kosovo, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, New Zealand, Norway, the Russian Federation, Switzerland, Serbia, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine and USA. For groups from the "remaining countries", the DAAD pays in addition a mobility lump sum per person.

Selection

Students or groups of students cannot apply directly to the DAAD; the university submitting an application is responsible for selecting participants.

Please note: There are special conditions for applicants from France, Great Britain, Poland, the Russian Federation and the United States. Further information is available at the respective branch office:
Paris: paris.daad.de
London: www.daad.org.uk
Warsaw: www.daad.pl
Moscow: www.daad.ru
New York: www.daad.org

More detailed information

Further information about the programme is available here:
https://www.daad.de/hochschulen/ausschreibungen/projekte/de/11342-foerderprogramme-finden/?s=1&projektid=57405381

 

3) STUDY VISITS FOR ACADEMICS - ARTISTS AND ARCHITECTS

DAAD grants provide young foreign academics and artists with an opportunity to continue their education in Germany. There are funding programmes for various qualification phases and stages in a career. The aim of this programme is to promote artistic cooperations with German host institutions.

Who can apply?

University teachers from the following disciplines:

  • Architecture (Interior Design, Monument Conservation, Urban Planning/Urban Development, Regional Planning, Landscape Architecture, Landscape Planning)
  • Fine Art, Film, Design, Visual Communication
  • Performing Arts (Drama, Direction, Musicals, Dance, Performance Studies, Choreography, etc.)
  • Music

What can be funded?

  • Study visits at state or state-recognised universities in Germany for artistic cooperations with a host institution. A study visit can also take place at several host institutions.
  • Funding may only be claimed once within three years.

Duration of the funding

  • One to three months; the length of the grant is decided by a selection committee and depends on the project in question and the applicant's work schedule.
  • The grant is non-renewable.

Value

  • Monthly payments of
    2,000 euros for assistant teachers, assistant professors and lecturers,
    2,150 euros for professors
  • Travel allowance, unless these expenses are covered by the home country or another source of funding
  • Other payments cannot be made.

Selection

An independent selection committee consisting of specialist scientists reviews applications.
The most important selection criteria are:

  • specialist qualification which must be documented in the curriculum vitae
  • a convincing and well-planned research project

Visit the DAAD website for more info or to apply.

 

 

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