The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers a new funding programme - co-financed by the Marie Curie Programme of the European Commission - for outstanding postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and nationalities: „Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience“ (P.R.I.M.E). The funding consists of salaries instead of scholarships.
Funding is provided for 18 months, in which 12 months have to be spent abroad and 6 months (re-integration phase) at a German university. The re-integration phase is mandatory. The German university administrates the salary during the whole funding period.
Call for applications 2015 (German)
Call for applications 2015 (English)
programme flyer 2015
The application form is available at the application portal. To get to the portal please click on Stipendiendatenbank für Deutsche, fill in Fachrichtung (subject of your research), Zielland (country of the period abroad) and Status "Promovierte" (position), and select the programme.
Please mind the instructions on registering on the portal, choose English as portal language
, activate, if necessary, the compatibility view of your browser and choose English as browser language.
After registration in the portal, please click on the tab "personal funding
for applications ends on 1 February 2015
.Please note that the selection committee will only consider applications that are complete and submitted prior to the given deadline.
Here are some tips and suggestions for your application.
Curriculum vitae (EU standard)
Declaration German host institution (form 1)
Ethical-Issues-Table (form 2)
Information for the German host institution
Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)
letters A - H phone +49 (0)228-882-8639
letters I - R phone +49 (0)228-882- 465
letters S - Z phone +49 (0)228-882- 497
List of scholarship holders 2014
Choosing the host institutions
The contact to the envisaged foreign host and to the German university must be established by the applicant. To get an overview of recent research topics and international cooperations of German Universities, we recommend the Research map provided by German Rectors’ Conference.
Hereafter please find a list of German universities, listed in alphabetical order, which already registered their interest in participating and which nominated a contact person, familiar with the programme guidelines. Other host universities are also possible.