Open calls for DAAD funding

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These are open calls for applications supported by the DAAD.

TheMuseumsLab is a pioneering knowledge-exchange programme for joint learning and continuing education concerning the future of museums in Africa and Europe. As a platform for shared expertise and perspectives, TheMuseumsLab aims to build strong and lasting networks to not only change museums, but also to foster social change by addressing urgent issues such as social justice and climate change.

The programme was developed by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin (MfN), the Master‘s Programme in Museum Management and Communication at the Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin (HTW) and the African consultancy group The Advisors.
It consists of a seminar (three modules), residencies at European and African partner museums] and a project phase.
It will start with an online phase (kick-off and module 1) in May 2023, continue with the first presence phase (module 2 in Berlin, residencies at European and African partner museums) in June 2023 and close with the second presence phase (module 3, project work in Addis Abeba) in September 2023.

African und European Museum professionals who have at least two years experience of working in the museum, heritage, or art sector can apply.

More information about the call can be found at

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK), the Southern African Regional Universities Association (SARUA) and the University of Potsdam (UP) are jointly offering the DIES Course “Training on Internal Quality Assurance – TrainIQA” in the SADC region.
TrainIQA is part of the DIES programme (Dialogue on Innovative Higher Education Strategies) which aims at strengthening higher education management structures in developing countries. DIES is jointly coordinated by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK) and supported by funds of the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

Higher Education Institutions from the SADC region (Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe) are eligible to apply.

The deadline for application is 4th November 2022

More information about the call: CALL TRAINIQA SADC 2023 2024

These grants are open to young researchers and prospective Ph.D. students in the Sub-Saharan Africa region who wish to pursue either their doctorate full-time in Germany (Research Grants – Doctoral Programmes in Germany; Kenyan-German Postgraduate Programme)
or wish to conduct part of their research within their Ph.D. studies in Germany (One-Year Grants: 7-12 months; Bi—Nationally Supervised Doctoral Degrees: up to 24 months).

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RISE worldwide is starting the next round!

For summer 2023 Rise Worldwide is asking for internship offers giving German undergraduate students the possibility to intern worldwide.

Research groups, laboratories and doctoral students from all over the world can apply to host a motivated and well-qualified student from Germany as a research intern to assist with a proposed project. Students participating in this program come from the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, engineering, computer science, medicine, or a closely related field, and receive a DAAD scholarship to help cover living expenses and travel costs.

Internship projects can be submitted online at

from September 1, 2022 to October 15, 2022.

Read more about the programme here [PDF 420.02 KB].

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

Studienstipendien – Master-/Aufbaustudium im Fachbereich Architektur / Study Scholarships – Postgraduate Studies in the Field of Architecture

Bewerbungsschluss/ application deadline: 30. September

Studienstipendien – Master-/Aufbaustudium in den Fachbereichen Bildende Kunst, Design, Visuelle Kommunikation und Film / Study Scholarships – Postgraduate Studies in the Fields of Fine Art, Design, Visual Communication and Film

Bewerbungsschluss/ application deadline: 30. November

Studienstipendien – Master-/Aufbaustudium im Fachbereich Darstellende Kunst / Study Scholarships – Postgraduate Studies in the Field of the Performing Arts

Bewerbungsschluss/ application deadline: 2. November

Studienstipendien – Master-/Aufbaustudium im Fachbereich Musik / Study Scholarships – Postgraduate Studies in the Field of Music

Bewerbungsschluss/ application deadline: 29. September

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

Forschungsstipendien – Jahresstipendien für Doktoranden / Research Grants – One-Year Grants for Doctoral Candidates

Bewerbungsschluss/ application deadline: 31. Oktober

Forschungsstipendien – Promotionen in Deutschland / Research Grants – Doctoral Programmes in Germany

Bewerbungsschluss/ application deadline: 31. Oktober

Forschungsstipendien – Bi-national betreute Promotionen / Cotutelle / Research Grants – Bi-nationally Supervised Doctoral Degrees / Cotutelle

Bewerbungsschluss/ application deadline: 31. Oktober

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

Weitere Informationen unter / more informations under:

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