Applicants are welcome to the DAAD Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience (PRIME). Further, by temporary positions at German universities in place of conventional scholarships.
Moreover, The DAAD PRIME has been funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Also, the European Union (EU/FP7/Marie Curie Actions/COFUND). Funding is provided for 18 months, in which 12 months have to be spent abroad and 6 months (re-integration phase). Additionally, the DAAD PRIME will be at a German university. The re-integration phase is mandatory. The German university administrates the salary during the whole funding period.
- Funding is provided through an 18-month temporary job position at the selected German university.
- The candidates will get remuneration according to the appropriate rate for postdoctoral researchers
- The specific level within the salary group “TV-L E 13” will be by the employing universities. It will be on the basis of the previous work experience of the fellows.
- DAAD will provide the respective universities with a grant agreement to cover the costs for the regular salary and an additional monthly expatriate allowance for the research stay abroad.
- An additional lump sum travel allowance in accordance with DAAD rates for the selected candidate and, if applicable, accompanying spouse or partner (within the meaning of the German law on civil partnerships) and children will be paid directly by DAAD.
- Successful applicants will get an invitation to an orientation seminar before the start of the fellowship, together with current fellows and alumni. The seminar will presumably take place in Bonn on 9/10 March 2020.
- Applicants must have completed their PhD before starting the fellowship;
- Applicants must comply with the program’s mobility rule, i.e. they are free to choose any country. Further, as a destination for their research stay abroad, provided they have not resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.).In that country for more than 12 months in total during the three years preceding the application deadline of 30 August 2019. Time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention is not into account. If the research stays abroad is to be in a country other than an EU member state. also, an associate country (AC), the applicant must either be a national/resident citizen of an EU MS or AC, or have been continuously active in research for five years’ full-time equivalent in an MS or AC, immediately prior to the time of recruitment.
- Applicants must accept that the research stay abroad and the return phase to Germany are both mandatory parts of the program.