This scholarship programme offers the opportunity to carry out research abroad within the framework of a doctoral project and to gain further scientific qualifications. Applications are open to doctoral candidates with above-average qualifications who are seeking a doctorate from a German university.
Research Training Groups of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft are eligible to apply. Scholarship holders of the Research Training Groups (with DFG funding) can only apply for short doctoral fellowships. Funding for more than 6 months is only possible if DFG funding is suspended.
Duration is 7 to 12 months; the individual funding period is determined by a selection committee depending on the project and the work plan.The scholarship cannot be extended.
In addition, a short doctoral fellowship may not be taken up immediately following a one-year fellowship.
The scholarship includes the following benefits:
In addition, further benefits may be granted upon application under certain conditions:
Asia (except Taiwan and China):
31 March 2019, selection appointments May/June, for start of fellowship after August 2019
30 September 2019, selection appointments November, fellowship start September 2020