"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 insti-tutes. It is expected that the candidates
rank among the top performers of their cor-responding peer
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 next application deadline
is 1. December 2006
The Leibniz Institutes involved in
this programme and their offers for 2006/2007 can be found
The Leibniz Association comprises
84 non-university research institutes and ser-vice 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 www.leibniz-gemeinschaft.de.
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 Leib-niz Institutes and awarded
according to the regular DAAD-scholarship conditions. The
institutes involved in this programme and their offers for
2007 can be found under “Current
Scholarships and Duration
Type A: Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Germany (max.
Type B: Research projects with the aim
of gaining a Doctorate in the
home country (12 to 24 months)
Type C: Research projects for Postdocs
(12 to 24 months).
The scholarships will be initially awarded for a period of
up to 12 months. Extensions de-pend on whether or not the
host institute confirms that the previous research / study
pe-riod has been successfully completed.
Type A / B: The monthly scholarship value
will be minimum 975 € 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 €; no further allowances can be granted.
• Applications for a „Leibniz – DAAD -
Scholarship“ are open to excellently-qualified university
graduates who hold a Diplom or Master’s degree at the
time they com-mence the supported research (Type A or B) or
who have already gained their doctor-ate / PhD (Type C).
• The most important selection criteria are the previous
study and research achieve-ments in one of the research fields
of the participating Leibniz Institutes.
• English language skills (TOEFL: 550 / 217) are generally
required and to be proved; the host Leibniz Institute is responsible
for deciding on whether or not to fund a two-months German
• Applicants with the purpose of gaining a doctorate
in the home country (Type B) have to provide proof 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. 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.
• 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).
• Applicants are expected to submit the complete “Application
for a Leibniz-DAAD Fellowship 2006/2007”. Accompanying
documents are listed in the Special Application Form www.daad.de/deutschland/foerderung/ausschreibungen/Leibniz-Bewerbungsformular_06.doc
• Applicants are expected to submit abstracts of their
final dissertation or of their doctoral / PhD thesis and 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. It is expected that excellent
candidates are aware of the research profile of the possible
• The DAAD will not consider incomplete applications.
• Applications must not be sent directly to the DAAD
head office in Bonn or to the Leibniz Institutes.
See “Current offer”