Australia–Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme (UA–DAAD)

Critical Dates

Friday 16 June 2017
5.00pm (AEST)

Applications close

October 2017

Results released

The next call for applications will be late 2017.

Overview

The Australia-Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme is a joint initiative of Universities Australia (UA) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The scheme supports exchanges for researchers to spend time at partner institutions in Germany and for collaborating German researchers to spend time at the University of Melbourne. Proposals must include an early career researcher.

Although UA coordinates the scheme in Australia, awards are funded by the participating universities with DAAD in Germany funding the corresponding German activity. This scheme is classified as an internal grant.

Universities Australia maintains a webpage on this scheme: http://go.unimelb.edu.au/iqa6

German applicants should consult the DAAD website: http://go.unimelb.edu.au/jqa6

Funding

Melbourne applicants can request up to $AUD 25,000 to support travel over two years (maximum of $AUD 12,500 per year). DAAD will award German applicants up to EURO 16,000 over two years (maximum of EURO 8,000 per year).

Eligible expenses:

  • Return economy airfares from Australia to Germany
  • A per diem of either $A250 per day or a maximum of $A3,500 per month per person for each day spent at the host German institution, or at other locations in Germany necessary for the project activity.

Eligibility

The eligibility requirements for this scheme are as follows:

  • Lead applicants must be employed as continuing or contracted academic staff at the University of Melbourne at the time of application and for the duration of the project. Honorary and adjunct academic staff are not eligible to apply. Honorary researchers from the Sir Peter MacCallum Department of Oncology, the Florey Department of Neuroscience and Mental Health, and the Medical Bionics Department are also not eligible to apply.
  • PhD students enrolled at the University are eligible to receive funding through this scheme but an eligible UoM staff member must be the Lead Applicant.
  • Lead applicants can lead only one application per round. However, they can be a named non-lead participant on other applications.
  • All applications must involve an Early Career Researcher (ECR). ECRs are defined as PhD students enrolled at UoM, researchers with a PhD awarded within five years of the application or researchers who, due to career interruptions, have had less than the equivalent of five cumulative years of research experience.

How to apply

  1. Read and complete the application package

  2. Submit the application in Themis

    Submit the completed application via Themis submissions for Head of Department approval. The scheme title in Themis is "Australia-Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme".

  3. Submit the application to RIC

    Submit the approved application, along with all CVs, in a single PDF document to international-research@unimelb.edu.au.

  4. Ensure German collaborating partner submits a corresponding application to DAAD

    The German collaborating partner must submit a corresponding application with the same project title to the DAAD in Germany by the closing date.

Supporting documents

Contacts

Emily Kersing, Grants Officer 
E: international-research@unimelb.edu.au
Ph: + 61 8344 8418

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