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DAAD Research Grant/Study Scholarship


The DAAD stands for the German Academic Exchange Service and is a publicly-funded independent organization of higher education institutions in Germany. DAAD has assisted to fund the exchange of 6,000 Germans to North America and 2,000 Americans and Canadians to Germany each year, and spends more money on exchanges with the US than any other country worldwide. The research grant is awarded primarily to highly qualified PhD candidates and recent PhDs who wish to earn their doctoral in Germany.

The internal deadline for the application process is October 9, 2015. The applications will be reviewed by Associate Dean Eve Troutt Powell and the top candidate will be selected. All of the completed applications will be processed and sent to the DAAD in one packet before the DAAD deadline of November 4, 2015. The DAAD will review the applications and make the final selections. Historically, Penn has had several students awarded the DAAD research fellowship each year.

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Any interested candidates should contact Anna Smith at the SAS Graduate Division Office, immediately, and she will assist them through the application process. Candidates can reach Anna at

The internal deadline for the completed application to be received by Anna Smith at the SAS Graduate Division Office, 3401 Walnut Street, Suite 322A is October 9, 2015. 

October 9, 2015