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2024/2025 DAAD Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience (PRIME) Programme.


DAAD PRIME funds the international mobility of postdoctoral researchers with temporary positions at German universities. Postdocs who see their long-term career perspectives in Germany receive funding for an independent research stay abroad, based on temporary employment at a German university. The grant also includes a mandatory return phase for reintegration into the German science system. The programme aims to provide participants with an important qualification for a continued career in science. The target group are postdoctoral researchers who see their long-term professional career in Germany. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) provides the funds for this programme.


  • from Africa (primarily from Ghana or another country in West and Central Africa).

  • planning a doctorate at Heidelberg University in one of the relevant fields and are in the process of applying for the upcoming winter

  • among the best in your field and need help with funding your doctorate.

  • planning to move to Germany to study for a PhD at Heidelberg University, on site, or you already live in Germany since you are currently attending a language course to acquire required language skills.


  • DAAD provide funding for an 18-month employment contract at a German university to conduct a 12-month research stay abroad with a subsequent return phase to Germany.


30 August 2024

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