The Gendarmenmarkt square in Berlin.

Attract, train, and retain – under this motto the DAAD addresses postdocs of all nationalities, who see their future career in Germany, but who first wish to spend some time researching abroad.

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. The programme has been funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and 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) at a German university. The re-integration phase is mandatory. The German university administrates the salary during the whole funding period.

The next application deadline is August 31st, 2018, for fellowships beginning on or after April 1st, 2019.

For more information and application documents, please click here.