DAAD Project Funding (April 2024, central call for proposals)

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The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) promotes cooperation projects between German and international  universities with various programs. Many of these can be used for joint research projects between German and Japanese universities.

In principle, only the German side (Higher Education Institutions in Germany) can apply for the project funding.

The “Project Funding Programs” database provides an overview of all programs (in German).

Popular programs for cooperation with Japan include:

  • PPP Joint Research (project-related exchange of people), next call for proposals planned for June 2024
  • PAJAKO – Partnerships with Japan and Korea, next call for proposals planned for June 2024
  • Partnership programs with the universities of Waseda, Tsukuba and Kyoto, next call for proposals planned for June 2024

【Open for Application!】

The programs below were announced as part of the central call in April 2024 and can be used for cooperations with Japanese partners:

Alumni-Programm zur Fortbildung und Bindung internationaler Alumni aus Industrieländern (AA)

  • [Deadline: 2024/07/01] This program supports German universities in sustaining long-term ties with international alumni who have completed a degree or have spent at least three months studying, researching, or lecturing at a German university. Funding is provided for networking events and further educational opportunities for international alumni. Further information (German only): www.daad.de/go/pf57740227

BIDS – BetreuungsInitiative Deutsche Auslands- und PartnerSchulen

  • [Deadline: 2024/08/06] This program provides funding for information events about studying in Germany for PASCH students and teachers. The funding can also be used for partial scholarships, and student support measures for first-year students in German universities who graduated from PASCH schools. Further information (German only): daad.de/go/pf57740126

Förderung ausländischer Gastdozenten zu Lehrtätigkeiten an deutschen Hochschulen (ab Sommersemester 2025)

  • [Deadline: 2024/07/15] This program awards grants to guest lecturers from all countries and disciplines at German universities. Further information (German only): daad.de/go/pf57711766

Germanistische Institutspartnerschaften weltweit

  • [Deadline: 2024/08/12] This program provides grants for departments of German Studies within Germany and associated partner institutes abroad. Funding includes the development of new teaching concepts & curricula, study abroad, academic research and guest lectureships related to German Studies. Further information (German only):  daad.de/go/pf57739850

Internationalisierung der Hochschulen für Angewandte Wissenschaften “HAW.International”

  • [Deadline: 2024/07/10] This program supports German universities of applied sciences (UAS) with expanding their interdisciplinary partnerships and improving the international employability of their students. Funding comprises events, professional job trainings, marketing & public relations work and more. Further information (German only): daad.de/go/pf57740479

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