Opportunities to Consider – DAAD Study Scholarship and Research Grants

DAAD Study Scholarship and Research Grants

Campus Application Deadline: October 15, 2012


Date Time Location Workshop
Tuesday, October 2 3:30-5:00 p.m. 1117 UCC, International Commons Introductory session conducted by DAAD Representative Leslie Harlson using Skype. Will provide an overview of the types of grants offered and the application process, followed by a live question-and-answer session.

R.S.V.P by October 1st to Karen Wachsmuth, academic programs and student services administrator, International Programs (karen-wachsmuth@uiowa.edu).

The German Academic Exchange Service, or DAAD, is an organization offering a variety of funding opportunities for undergraduate, graduate, and professional scholars to study and research throughout Germany. DAAD not only promotes Germany as an important academic destination but also builds ties between universities around the world.As a DAAD partner university, the University of Iowa nominates priority candidates for the DAAD Study Scholarship and Research Grant programs. These nominated applicants will be placed in a separate application pool, receiving priority over the general competition. The 2012 UI campus deadline for these programs will be October 15, 2012. See a PowerPoint presentationabout DAAD undergraduate and graduate opportunities.

Study Scholarship

DAAD Study Scholarships are awarded to highly qualified graduating seniors and graduate students of all disciplines to provide the opportunity to study in Germany, or complete a postgraduate or Master’s degree course and obtain a degree from a German higher education institution.

Research Grant

DAAD Research Grants are awarded primarily to highly qualified PhD candidates who are early in their academic/professional careers or to individuals wishing to earn a doctoral degree in Germany. Funding may also be granted to recent PhDs who would like to conduct research. Students may also apply for short-term research grants (1-6 months) in the spring. Next year’s spring campus deadline is May 1, 2013.

Application Process

To apply for the graduate DAAD Study Scholarship or Research Grant, complete applications must be submitted to Karen Wachsmuth, International Programs, 1111 University Capitol Centre by October 15, 2012.  (Note: Applicants for Study Scholarships for Artists and Musicians will apply directly through the DAAD New York office.)

Since IRB approval is important for ALL student research projects and must be obtained PRIOR to receiving funding,