The president of the
Leibniz Association Hans-Olaf Henkel and Christian Bode, the Secretary
General of the DAAD,
undersigned the Scholarship Programme on
February 14th, 2002..
Institutes can contact Leibniz Headquarters for more information (Dr.
Marko Häckel, Tel.: 0228/30815221, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org).
should contact solely the DAAD: http://www.daad.de
DAAD-Leibniz-Scholarships for Doctoral Candidates and
This programme is open to
graduates, Ph.D. students and Post-Docs aiming to carry out research work
at one of the participating Leibniz Institutes. Scholarships can be
awarded for a period from 6 to 36 months. It is also possible to gain a
doctorate in Germany. .Applications for a „DAAD-Leibniz-Scholarship“ need
to be submitted to the relevant diplomatic missions of the Federal
Republic of Germany or to the DAAD regional offices and cannot be
submitted direct to DAAD Head Office in Bonn.
The next application
deadline is January 15th 2005
Not all Leibniz Institutes can join
the DAAD-Leibniz-Scholarship at present. In any case candidates have the
possibility to apply for a usual DAAD
Scholarship (here all Leibniz Institutes are eligible as host institutes)
and in parallel for DAAD-Leibniz-Scholarship.
The Leibniz Association comprises 80
non-university research institutes and service facilities for research.
Leibniz Institutes work interdisciplinary and combine basic and applied
research of national significance. They are obliged to scientific
excellency. The mission of each Leibniz Institute defines possible
research topics. Detailed information about the Leibniz Association and
its institutes are available at insitutes website: http://www.wgl.de/extern/englisch/institutes/index_3.html
The „DAAD-Leibniz-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. The institutes involved in this programme and their research
fields can be found in the annex. Further information are available at the
website of the Leibniz-Gemeinschaft or the Leibniz Institutes.
- Type A: Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Germany (max.
- Type B: Research projects with the aim of
gaining a Doctorate in the home country (6 to 24 months)
- Type C: Research projects for Post-Docs (6
to 24 months).
The scholarships will be initially awarded for
a period of up to 12 months. Extensions depend on whether or not the host
institute confirms that the previous research/ study period has been
- Type A / B: The monthly scholarship value
will be minimum 975,00 euros with additional payment of a lump sum for
international travel expenses and health insurance. If necessary a
family allowance can be granted.
- Type C: The monthly scholarship value will
be 1.840,00 Euro; no further allowances can be granted.
- Applications for a
„DAAD-Leibniz-Scholarship“ are open to excellently-qualified university
graduates who hold a Diplom or Master’s degree at the time they commence
the supported research (Type A or B) or who have already gained their
doctorate/PhD (Type C).
- The most important selection criteria are
the previous study and research achievements in one of the research
fields of the participating Leibniz Institutes (see
- German language skills are generally
required; the host Leibniz Institute is responsible for deciding on
whether or not to fund a two-months language course. In the natural
sciences and in engineering disciplines, in particular, and when English
is spoken at the host institute, proof of good English language skills
(TOEFL: 550/217) may also be accepted.
- Applicants with the purpose of gaining a
doctorate in the home country (Type B) have to provide proof that that
they are admitted as Ph.D candidates at a university in the home
- Applicants for a Type A scholarship are
subject to an age limit of 32, although exceptions are possible;
applicants for a Type B scholarship should not be older than 36 years at
the time of application. Applicants for a Type C scholarship should not
have exceeded the age of 42 years. Applicants who have already been in
Germany for more than two years when the research grant begins cannot be
- Special information for medical students:
University degrees must be equivalent to the German „Approbation“
(license to practise medicine) - that means proof of at least seven
years of specialist training and permission to practise as a medical
doctor in the home country (registered doctor).
- Detailed information on what application
papers need to be submitted can be found on the Application form for
„Research Grants and Study Scholarships“ („Antrag auf ein
Forschungs-/Studienstipendium“), on the internet (http://www.daad.de/en/form) or can
be obtained from the diplomatic and consular representations of the
Federal Republic of Germany, from DAAD Lektors, from the DAAD regional
offices or Information and Advice Centres, and from partner
- Applicants are expected to submit abstracts
of their final dissertation or of their doctoral/ PhD thesis plus a
statement of their reasons for applying for the fellowship.
- It is not necessary to present a
confirmation of supervision from the host Leibniz Institute with the the
application, but applicants are recommended to inform oneselve and
gather comprehensive information at the website of the Leibniz
- The DAAD will not consider
- Applications must not be
sent directly to the DAAD head office in Bonn or to the Leibniz