DAAD Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility 2023 | APPLY NOW

This informs the public about the DAAD Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience – P.R.I.M.E. 2023/2024 for Research study in Germany. Details about the Program are given below.

DAAD Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility 2023

About DAAD Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility 2023

In 2014 the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) initiated the programme “Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience” (PRIME) to support the international mobility of postdoctoral researchers by temporary positions at German universities in place of conventional scholarships.

Program Details 

The programme has been funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The European Union co-funded the programme until 2019 (EU/FP7/Marie Curie Actions/COFUND). Support is provided for 18 months, of which 12 months have to be spent abroad and 6 months (re-integration phase) at a German university. The re-integration phase is mandatory. The German university administrates the salary during the whole funding period.


Applicants must establish contact with the foreign host and the German universities on their own. We recommend GERiT – German Research Institutions (a service provided by the German Research Foundation-DFG, the German Rectors’ Conference-HRK and DAAD) to get an overview of recent research topics and international cooperations of German Universities.

Some German universities, listed in alphabetical order, have nominated a contact person for the PRIME programme:

PRIME contacts at German universities

Please be aware that other German universities, that did not specifically nominate a contact person, are equally eligible as host institutions for a PRIME fellowship.

DAAD Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility 2023 Application

Current application/selection cycle:
Open for applications: 15 May 2023
Application deadline: 31 August 2023
Selection: February 2024
Earliest starting date: 1 June 2024

Review the following call closely, it will answer most of your questions:
Call for applications 2023/24 (German) [pdf-file]
Call for applications 2023/24 (English) [pdf-file]

The application form is available in the application portal. To get to the portal please click on Stipendiendatenbank für Deutsche, fill in “Fachrichtung” (subject of your research), “Zielland” (country of the period abroad) and “Programme für: Promovierte”, and select the programme.
Please mind the instructions on registering on the portal, choose English as the portal language, activate, if necessary, the compatibility view of your browser and choose English as browser language. After registration in the portal, please click on the tab “personal funding“.

Please note that the selection committee will only consider applications that are complete and submitted prior to the deadline.

Application Deadline

  • The deadline for receipt of applications is 14 June 2023.

Open this link for more details about the DAAD Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility 2023.

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