AUSTRALIA-GERMANY JOINT RESEARCH COOPERATION SCHEME
The Australia–Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme is an initiative of Universities Australia and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)—Germany’s national agency for the support of international academic cooperation.
It fosters research collaboration of the highest quality and supports exchanges of researchers from member universities to spend time at partner institutions in Germany, and for collaborating German researchers to spend time at Australian universities.
Researchers must be working on a joint research project with their German counterparts, rather than furthering their individual research in Germany. The inclusion of early career researchers (ECRs) is a significant focus of this scheme.
Applications for 2023 are now closed. Further information regarding the 2024 application round will be published on this page in early 2024.
Click here to see the 47 projects awarded funding in 2023.
Proposals must provide opportunities for exchanges between early career researchers (ECRs). Projects that do not include ECRs will not be considered.
For the purpose of this scheme ‘early career researcher’ is defined as:
- A PhD or Research Masters student enrolled at a Universities Australia member university;
- A researcher who has had a Research Masters or PhD awarded within five years from the date of the application; or
- A researcher who received their award more than five years before the date of the application but who, due to career interruptions, has had less than the equivalent of five cumulative years of research experience.
All applications must be submitted with a nominated project leader. The Australian project leader must be a member of staff in a teaching and research, or research only role at a Universities Australia member university for the duration of the relevant funding period.
For further detail please consult the 2023 Terms and Conditions. Please note that the Terms and Conditions will be updated for 2024 and published on this page in early 2024.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications for funding under the 2024 round of the scheme (funding to commence in 2025) will open in early 2024 and will be accepted until mid-2024. Final call dates and documentation will be published on this page in early 2024.
Applicants will be informed of the outcomes of their application by their university research office in late 2024.
The 2023 documentation can be found below:
All successful applicants will be required to download and complete this project report form and submit it to their university research office as per the Terms and Conditions.
For all other enquiries contact:
Ms Nicole Byron
Phone: +61 2 6285 8108
Email: [email protected]
For all other enquiries to the DAAD contact:
Mr Martin Müller
Phone: +49 (0) 228 882 8330
Email: [email protected]