Daimler and Benz Foundation Scholarship Programme in Germany, 2014

Daimler and Benz Foundation offers scholarship programme for young postdoctoral scientists. The program is in accordance with the Foundation’s statutes, open to all disciplines and subjects. Approximately 10 per year scholarships for a period of two years are awarded to carry out own research project at a German university or research institution. The annual grant amounts to € 20,000 per scholarship. Application should be submitted till 15 October 2013.

Study Subject(s): Scholarships are open for all disciplines and subjects.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for postdocs and assistant professors to carry out own research project.
Scholarship Provider: Daimler and Benz Foundation
Scholarship can be taken at: Germany

Eligibility: The program is in accordance with the Foundation’s statutes, open to all disciplines and subjects. Requirement for an application is the institutional affiliation of the candidate to a German university or research institution and carry out their own research project. The promotion of which must not be longer than three years at the time of the application deadline.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Applicants of Germany can apply for this scholarship.


Scholarship Description: Since 1 January 2012, the Daimler and Benz Foundation offers a new scholarship program aimed at young post-doctoral scientists. Especially important in this phase research services are provided. To support the way in which science will postdocs and assistant professors in the early phase of their scientific work as well as young researchers in a similar position, such as independent director of junior research groups, promoted. Applications can be for the next selection round will be filled till 15 October 2013. 

Number of award(s): The Foundation plans to award approximately 10 per year scholarships, the exact number of scholarships may vary depending on the funds available.

Duration of award(s): The scholarship is designed for a period of two years, the Foundation expects the end of the first year an interim report.

What does it cover? The annual grant amounts to € 20,000 per scholarship. Since the Daimler and Benz Foundation aims to strengthen outstanding young scientists in their research autonomy, the scholarship is optional the use of financial resources. They can be used for the financing of computers or technical equipment, research assistants, research or travel to attend meetings on individual needs. The scholarship, however, cannot be used for printing costs, consumables or to cover personal living expenses.

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: Applications may be submitted in German and/or English. Each application is reviewed by a committee. The Commission consists of the Board of Management of Daimler and Benz Foundation, the managing director and evaluators. After the deadline initially there will be a pre-selection. The selected applicants will be invited to a seminar in the Daimler and Benz Foundation in which they present their science project in the presence of representatives of the Foundation as well as peer reviewers personally. Participation in this seminar and the presentation of the research project are a prerequisite for the subsequent award of a scholarship.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 15 October 2013.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application

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