DAAD One-Year Research Grants

Multiple Locations,
Term: Academic Year, Spring

Funds one year of independent research in Germany

DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst, or German Academic Exchange Service), One-Year Research Grants support independent research in Germany. Scholarships are available for individual student-designed programs, for a period of 7-10 months.

Each scholarship consists of a generous monthly stipend, monthly rent subsidy, additional funds to help defray travel and research expenses, health insurance, and a grant for the intensive study of the German language.

Candidates must be U.S. or Canadian citizens or permanent residents, or must have gained their last degree in the US/Canada or will be gaining it before the beginning of their funding period. Candidates must have outstanding academic records, well-defined study or project plans in Germany, and an interest in contemporary German and European affairs. Applicants should have completed their last degree no longer than 6 years before the application deadline.

Candidates should also have competency in German sufficient to conduct their projects. Successful candidates will also be able to explain the significance of their projects in Germany to their future studies, research, or professional goals.

Fact Sheet

Arts and Architecture, Foreign Language Learning, Humanities, Social Sciences, STEM
Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, Columbia General Studies, Junior, Not U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident, Sophomore, U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident
Fellowship Type:
Study Abroad/Foreign Language
Multiple Locations,
Academic Year, Spring

Dates & Deadlines

Academic Year
Application Deadline: 
Thursday, November 4, 2021
The portal will close automatically at 11 PM Central European Time on the deadline date.