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DLR-DAAD Research Fellowships 2023 For International Researchers


DLR is Germany´s national research center for aeronautics and space. Its extensive research and development work in Aeronautics, Space, Transportation and Energy is integrated into national and international cooperative ventures. As Germany´s space agency, DLR has been given responsibility for the forward planning and the implementation of the German space program by the German federal government as well as for the international representation of German interests. Approximately 8,300 people plus approx. 400 visiting scientists are employed in DLR´s 40 institutes and facilities at 20 locations in Germany.


Type A

  • Target Group: Doctoral Students

  • Fellowship Goal: Doctorate in Germany

  • Funding Duration: 36 months

Type B

  • Target Group: Postdoctoral Students

  • Fellowship Goal Research in Germany

  • Funding Duration 6 to 24 months

Type C

  • Target Group Senior Scientists

  • Fellowship Goal Research in Germany

  • Funding Duration 1 to 3 months

Fellowships are always awarded for the length of the research stay in Germany. The host DLR institute and the fellowship candidate will agree upon the length of this term.


At the time of their application, applicants for a DLR-DAAD Fellowship must

  1. not be of German nationality,

  2. be able to prove their outstanding study or research achievements in the field of research corresponding to the fellowship offer,

  3. Type A: have completed their studies or research with a university degree not more than six years ago, Type B: have completed their studies with a doctorate/PhD/Candidate (Russia) not more than two years ago, Type C: applicants must be working in higher education or at a research institute; positions are open to outstandingly-qualified academics and scientists who should generally hold a doctorate/Ph.D., additional prerequisites may differ and are stated in the fellowship offers,

  4. have an excellent knowledge of English; knowledge of German is advantageous.


  • Spring Period (for applicants enrolling in April – May 2023): April 1, 2023 and 5pm on Tuesday, May 31, 2023 (JST)

  • Fall Period (for applicants enrolling in September – November 2023): August 1, 2023 and 5pm on Monday, October 31, 2023 (JST)

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