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WHAT ARE THE PROGRAMME GOALS?

Under its research focus on "Future Megacities - Energy- and cli-mate-efficient structures in urban growth centres" the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) funds international collaborative projects in which German scientists and researchers an practitioners work together with partners in Vietnam, India, China, Iran, Peru, South Africa, Ethiopia and Morocco on drawing up and implement-ing solution-orientated, innovative strategies for selected cities.

The special programme on "Study and Research Scholarships of To-day for the Megacities of Tomorrow" is also financed from the budget of the BMBF and offers highly-qualified postdocs, senior scientists and senior experts from the above-mentioned countries the oppor-tunity to study or do research in project-relevant subject areas.

The studies and research should be carried out at German universi-ties that are contributing to the collaborative projects. The collabora-tive projects, the project-relevant subject areas, the contributing German universities, and the respective contact partners can be found in the Annex. By integrating the scholarship holders into the work of the collaborative projects, the programme aims to create sus-tainable networking between the scholarship holders themselves and the German project partners.

Applications are open to highly-qualified postdocs, senior scientists and senior experts from the above-mentioned countries.

WHAT CAN BE FUNDED?

Postdoctoral Research in Germany (Type A)

The scholarships can be awarded for between 6 months at least and up to 24 months at most. At the time of application, no more than 5 years should have passed since gaining the doctorate (Promo-tion/PhD). Proof of very good English language skills must be pre-sented. The monthly scholarship instalment amounts to 1,840 Euros. For scholarships lasting longer than 10 months, the costs for a two-month German course may also be funded.

Please note: The research stay has to end by 31 December 2012 at the latest!

Research Visits of Senior Scientists in Germany (Type B)

The scholarships are offered to scientists and researchers who hold leading positions in science and research at academic institutions in their home country. The scholarship can be awarded for between 14 days and up to 3 months. The monthly scholarship amounts to 2,240 Euros.

Please note: The research stay has to end by 31 August 2012 at the latest!

Study Visits of Senior Experts in Germany (Type C)

The scholarships are open to experts, who hold leading positions in governmental or non-governmental organization, who are dealing with Megacity-topics and who simultaneously are cooperating with the leaders of the local Megacity-project partners. It is a precondition that applicants hold at least a Bachelor Degree. The scholarship can be awarded for between 14 days and up to 3 months. The monthly scholarship amounts to 2,240 Euros.

Please note: The research stay has to end by 31 August 2012 at the latest!

SELECTION PROCESS

In coordination with the DAAD the scholarship holders are chosen by an independent Selection Committee made up of German scientists and researchers. The key selection criteria are the quality of the study or research project, and the applicant's academic and personal qualifications.

APPLICATION PROCESS

The application papers must be submitted in triple (non tacked!), in-clusive of all documents. Applicants are requested to complete the form "Application for Research Grants and Study Scholarships" (
         DAAD - Application Forms / Downloads
      
). The coversheet must specify the respective Type of Scholarship. Please include the following documents and papers together with the Appli-cation Form:

Type A:
• Curriculum vitae (2 pages max.)
• Letters of recommendation from 2 scientists or researchers of the applicant's own choice
• Summary of the PhD thesis (2 pages max.)
• Description of the research project (3 pages max.) incl. planned field research abroad (where possible, agreed with the German supervisor)
• List of scientific publications and lectures or papers given
• Confirmation of supervision by a scientist or researcher from the German university
• Workplan and schedule (where possible, agreed with the Ger-man supervisor)
• PhD degree certificate
• English language certificate (TOEFL 550/213/80; IELTS: 5.5)
• Where appropriate, a German language certificate (e.g. Test-DaF, Zertifikat Deutsch, Deutsches Sprachdiplom)

Type B:
• Curriculum vitae (2 pages max.)
• List of scientific publications and lectures or papers given
• Description of the research project (3 pages max.)
• Confirmation of supervision by a scientist or researcher from the German university
• Workplan and schedule (where possible, agreed with the Ger-man supervisor)

Type C:
• Curriculum vitae (2 pages max.)
• Bachelor degree certificate or last university degree certificate
• List of scientific publications and lectures or papers given
• Description of the research project (3 pages max.)
• Confirmation of supervision by a scientist or researcher from the German university
• Workplan and schedule (where possible, agreed with the Ger-man supervisor)

Applicants from India are requested to complete the Online Appli-cation and then to send their papers and documents to the DAAD via its Regional Office in New Delhi.
Applicants from Vietnam and China are requested to send their pa-pers and documents to the DAAD via its Regional Offices in Hanoi and Beijing, respectively.
Applicants from South Africa are requested to send their papers and documents to the DAAD via its Information Centres in Johan-nesburg.
Applicants from Ethiopia, Peru, Iran and Morocco are requested to send their papers and documents to the DAAD via the German Em-bassies in Addis Ababa, Lima, Tehran and Rabat.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICA-TIONS

Applications will be accepted until 30 September 2010 in New Delhi, Hanoi, Beijing, Johannesburg, Tehran, Addis Ababa, Lima and Rabat .

CONTACT AND ADVICE

Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst
German Academic Exchange Service
Referat/Unit 522
Kennedyallee 50
D-53175 Bonn
Germany
Ms. Irmgard Kasperek +49 (0)228 882-560; kasperek@daad.de

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