Open calls for DAAD funding

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These are open calls for applications supported by the DAAD.

This call for participation addresses current or recently concluded (higher) education projects in
Europe-Africa cooperation with a strong focus on the applied sciences and/or innovation. Given that
the policy workshops will be clustered around the following themes, the proposed projects should
contribute to discussions on:
– (Renewable) Energy: aiming at improving access to secure, affordable and sustainable
energy in Africa
– Agriculture and Food Security: aiming at strengthening African food safety systems and
combating malnutrition
– (Public) Health: aiming at a holistic health approach that also takes framework conditions
such as social security systems into account
– IT/Technology and Innovation aiming at accelerating digital transformation and
strengthen technology and innovation capability for long-term competitiveness and socio-economic development in Africa.

The Call is open until 31 May 2023.

You can find more details here

The DAAD Helmut-Schmidt-Programme (known as Public Policy and Good Governance) supports future leaders from developing countries (see list of countries), who want to promote democracy and social justice in their home countries. The programme, which is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office, offers the chance to acquire a Master’s degree in Master programmes of particular relevance for the social, political and economic development in the students’ countries of origin. In the light of the principles of Good Governance, highly qualified graduates with a first academic degree are being educated in political science, law, economics and administration and prepared for future leading positions in their home countries.

More details can be found here

Here is a flyer with more details

The above named new call for proposals has been published since 5.4.2023.

All information, attachments and form templates for the BMZ 2024-25 Alumni Program call can be found at.
BMZ call for proposal

The deadline for application is 30.6.2023

This is a call for those in the field of education / lifelong learning / digitization / ICT

Application deadline: 30.6.2023

All information on the call for proposals can be found here

This is a call for alumni in the field of renewable energies / climate protection

Application deadline: 30.6.2023

All information about the call for proposals can be found here 

The scholarship programme “Leadership for Africa” (LfA) aims to support the academic qualification and advancement of young refugees and national scholars from Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda at higher education institutions in Germany.

The programme targets two groups:
1) Highly qualified refugees who hold refugee status and fulfil the necessary qualifications for Master’s studies in Germany.
Applicants must fulfil the following conditions:

  • Holding refugee status in their host countries, being granted before 3rd of April, 2022
  • Country of asylum must be either Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, or Uganda
  • Completed Bachelor’s degree at the time of application

2) Highly qualified graduates from Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, or Uganda who fulfil the necessary qualifications for Master’s studies in Germany.
Applicants must fulfil the following conditions:

  • Citizenship of either Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, or Uganda
  • Country of residence is Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, or Uganda
  • Completed Bachelor’s degree at the time of application

Please note:

  • With a Degree in Medicine, you can apply for Public Health or Biomedical Master related programmes only. A Master’s programme in Medicine is not eligible for funding.
  • For applicants from artistic disciplines and the field of architecture, the DAAD offers subject-specific scholarship programmes (see separate DAAD scholarship offers in the scholarship database).

The deadline for application is 9 June 2023.

You can find more information here

If you are Germany Alumni from the Global South (DAC developing country nationals) with a proven background in academic fields relevant to the topics biodiversity conservation, tropical forest diversity, sustainable agriculture, food security, and related sciences in the context of rural development, sustainable resource use, natural resource management, environmental studies, APPLY NOW for the SDG ALUMNI PROJECT: Knowledge and Praxis for Development in the framework of

Tropentag 2023

the annual interdisciplinary conference on research in tropical and subtropical agriculture, natural resource management and rural development.

PHASE 1: Training seminars – from 11 – 18 September 2023

They will take place in Cologne, Kassel and Dresden, Germany, and are organized by three German universities, each of which has its own focus for its training seminar:

·                     TH Köln

·                     University Kassel

·                     TU Dresden

PHASE 2: Participation in the exhibition – from 19 – 22 April 2023 (departure: 23 September 2023), organized by the DAAD – German Academic Exchange Service.


They are available on the website

SDG Alumni Projects> (<

We are pleased to inform you that applications to the following programmes have now been reopened:

  1. Short-term grants:
  2. Research Stays for University Academics and Scientists:


The European Commission launched the call for proposals under the Erasmus+ call for 2023.  This call for proposals covers the following actions of the Erasmus+ Programme:

Key Action 1 – Learning mobility of individuals
Key Action 2 – Cooperation among organisations and institutions
Key Action 3 – Support to policy development and cooperation
Jean Monnet actions are also included. Read more for application details and deadlines here.

Horizon Europe is the EU’s key funding programme for research and innovation.
It tackles climate change, helps to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and boosts the EU’s competitiveness and growth.With calls for proposals, the Commission selects, on a competitive basis, organisations or natural persons to implement projects co- financed by EU because these projects contribute to EU policy aims.
Here you will find the open and upcoming calls for proposal under Horizon Europe.

Förderungsmöglichkeiten des Deutschen Akademischen Austauschdienstes für 2023 bzw. das Hochschuljahr 2023/2024 ( Funding opportunities from the German Academic Exchange Service for 2023 or the academic year 2023/2024

A. Studierende und Graduierte / students and graduates

Studienreisen für Gruppen von ausländischen Studierenden in Deutschland / Study Visits and Study Seminars for Groups of Foreign Students to Germany

Bewerbungsschluss/ application deadline:

1. Februar für Reisen zwischen 1. Juni und 31. August
1. Mai für Reisen zwischen 1. September und 28 Februar
November für Reisen zwischen 1. März und 31. Mai

1 February for trips between 1 June and 31 August
1 May for trips between 1 September and 28 February
1 November for trips between 1 March and 31 May

B. Doktorand/inn/en, Post-Docs und Nachwuchswissenschaftler/innen / Doctoral students, post-docs and young researchers

Graduate School Scholarship Programme (GSSP)

GSSP ist kein Programm, für das man sich direkt beim DAAD bewerben kann!
Erst nachdem sich die Antragsteller an einer teilnehmenden Graduiertenschule beworben haben (siehe für die Liste der teilnehmenden Graduiertenschulen, an denen man sich bewerben kann, und für weitere Informationen) und von dieser Graduiertenschule für ein Stipendium nominiert wurden, werden sie gebeten ihre Bewerbung im DAAD-Portal hochzuladen.

Applicants cannot apply with DAAD for the GSSP Programme directly.

Only after the applicants have applied with a participating Graduate School (see for the list of Graduate Schools at which you may apply and for further information) and have been nominated by this Graduate School for a DAAD scholarship, they will then be asked to upload their application to the DAAD-portal.

C. Hochschullehrende und Wissenschaftler/innen / University teachers and scientists

Bilateraler Wissenschaftleraustausch / Bilateral Exchange of Academics

Bewerbungsschluss/ application deadline:

jederzeit, jedoch mind. 3 Monate vor Beginn des geplanten  Forschungsaufenthalts in Deutschland

Anytime but at least 3 months before the beginning of the planned research stay

(Der Besuch eines deutschen Amtkollegen muss im Gegenzug vereinbart sein. The visit of a German counterpart has to be scheduled  in return)

D. In-Country / In-Region Programme / In-Country / In-Regions Programmes

Stipendien im Bereich Master oder PhD an unterschiedlichen Institutionen und Netzwerken in Subsahara-Afrika / Scholarships for Masters or PhD at different selected institutions or networks in sub-Saharan Africa

Weitere Informationen unter / more informations under:

E. Sonstige / Others

Entwicklungsbezogene Aufbaustudiengänge (EPOS) / Development-related Postgraduate Courses (EPOS)

Weitere Informationen unter / more informations under:

Praktikantenplätze für ausländische Studierende der Natur- und Ingenieurwissenschaften sowie der Land- und Forstwirtschaft (IAESTE) / Practical Traineeships for Foreign Students of Natural and Technical Sciences, Agriculture and Forestry (IAESTE)

Für weitere Informationen kontaktieren Sie bitte das IAESTE-Komitee in Kenia / For more information please contact the IAESTE committee in Kenya

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