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Prime Fellowships 2024 by DAAD in Germany

The DAAD Prime Fellowship 2024/25 is an initiative to fund the international mobility of postdoctoral researchers through temporary positions at German universities. This program, titled Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience (PRIME), is supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

The objective is to aid postdocs who envision their long-term careers in Germany by offering funding for an independent research stay abroad, followed by a reintegration phase in Germany.

Benefits of DAAD Prime Fellowship

1# Employment Contract:

    • An 18-month temporary employment contract at a German university.
    • The first 12 months are spent conducting research abroad.
    • The last 6 months are designated for reintegration into the German academic system.

2# Financial Support:

    • Salary based on the German TV-L EG 13 pay scale.
    • Monthly expatriate allowance during the research stay abroad, adjusted according to the destination’s area classification and gross income.
    • DAAD lump sum travel subsidy for postdoctoral scientists, with additional support for accompanying spouses and children.

Eligibility Criteria

Who Can Apply?

    • Postdoctoral researchers with excellent scientific records.
    • Applicants must have completed their doctorate with outstanding results before the start of funding.
    • No restrictions on nationality or current residency, although mobility rules apply regarding the choice of destination for the research stay abroad.
    • Applicants must not have resided or worked in the chosen destination country for more than 12 months in the three years preceding the application deadline.

Additional Requirements:

    • Applicants must identify and secure suitable host institutions in Germany and abroad.
    • The employing host institution in Germany must be a university.
    • A written confirmation from the German host university ensuring employment for the funding period.

Application Process

Required Documents:

Application Timeline

  • Call for Applications: May 2024
  • Application Deadline: 30 August 2024
  • Selection Result Notification: Mid-March 2025
  • Orientation Seminar: March/April 2025
  • Earliest Start Date: 01 June 2025
  • Latest Start Date: 01 November 2025

The DAAD Prime Fellowship 2024/25 offers an excellent opportunity for postdoctoral researchers to advance their careers through international research experience and reintegration into the German academic system. With significant financial support and an emphasis on career development, this program is an invaluable asset for those looking to establish themselves in the scientific community in Germany.

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