DAAD Longterm Research Grants in Architecture, Music, Fine Art, Design & Film, Germany

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DAAD Scholarships for Academic Year 2012/2013
for Doctoral Programs in Germany for Academics and Scientists from Indonesian Universities and Research Institutes
Study scholarship for Architecture, Music, Fine Art, Design and Film

I. DAAD Longterm Research Grants for Doctoral Studies

Research grants are given to:

  1. excellently-qualified teaching staff from state or private universities
  2. researchers from research institutions in any field of study/research
  3. applicants from private sectors with at least two years of working experience

Research grants can be used to carry out :

  • research projects at a German university for the purpose of gaining a doctorate in Germany
  • research projects at a German higher education institution for the purpose of gaining a doctorate in Indonesia (according to the “DAAD Sandwich Model” - see annex 3)

I.2 Scholarship duration
The length of the grant is set by the grant committee during the selection depending on the project in question and on the applicant’s work schedule. In the case of full doctoral programs in Germany the scholarship will be granted for up to three years. For sandwich scholarships, the research stay in Germany will be supported for a maximum of two years.
Even when support has been awarded for a full doctoral program, that award will be limited to one year at a time. Extensions of the scholarship depend on evaluation of the work done thus far.

I.3 Value
Depending on the award holder’s academic level, the DAAD will pay a monthly award of 1,000 Euros plus travel and a health insurance allowances. In addition to these payments, the DAAD will pay a study and research allowance.
When award holders take doctoral programs run under the “DAAD Sandwich Model” and obtain the degree at the home university the award may include the travel expenses of both academic supervisors.

I.4 Requirements

  • holder of Master Degree (S2 Degree) with minimum GPA of 3,00
  • Master’s degree should have been completed not longer than six years from the time of application
  • a convincing and well-planned research project that has been agreed by a German academic supervisor at the German host university.
    Please see page 6 for information on ‘How to find an academic supervisor in Germany’
  • written confirmation of the supervision by a professor in Germany commenting on your research program.
  • It is required that doctoral candidates wishing to take a doctorate/PhD degree in their home country (Sandwich Program) must register for the doctorate at theri home university.
  • Proficient in English - TOEFL IBT 79 or ITP 550 or IELTS band 6 (obtained in 2020 or 2011) or good German language skills. TOEFL prediction is not acceptable.
  • Applicants from the medical field must fulfil specific requirements (see annex 5 ).
  • Applicants who have been in Germany for more than one year at the time of application, cannot be considered.

Annex 1 - General Information on Long-term Research Grants for Doctoral Candidates

1. Application:(Online application possible!)
You can apply online at our website http://www.daadjkt.org. You must however print, sign and send the filled out form together with required documents by post to the DAAD Jakarta office before the deadline. The Instruction on how to apply online is available at our website.

2. Selection:
A Joint Selection Committee consisting of German and Indonesian university lecturers/researchers will interview the applicants in Indonesia and recommend candidates for final approval to DAAD.

The interviews are conducted in English, and will be held in November 2010. DIKTI and/or the DAAD Jakarta Office will inform the candidates in question in due time about the exact dates and venues for the interviews.

Travel costs for attending the interviews cannot be borne by DAAD but should be covered by the sending institutions in their own interest.

3. Two months German language pre-departure training in Jakarta:
The DAAD scholarship holders will attend a German course at Goethe-Institut Jakarta. This course will be financed by the Directorate General of Higher Education (DIKTI) for all candidates from universities. Costs for other candidates have to be borne by the sending research institutions or by the candidates themselves. For the full course period, all participants are to be released from any teaching, research or other duties at their home institutions. The major part of the course is devoted to basic German language training at Goethe-Institut Jakarta.

Language courses preceding the university studies will be financed by the DAAD and will take place at a specialised language institute in Germany. If a final test “DSH” (=German Language Proficiency Test) is required by German universities for admission to a degree course, a six months intensive course is necessary.

4. Commencement of studies in Germany:
When meeting all requirements, scholarship holders may commence academic studies in Germany in winter semester (October) of the following year.

Candidates who have previously applied for a DAAD scholarship without success, may re-apply to the DAAD Jakarta Office only once.

Annex 2 - List of Application Documents to be submitted
(Please arrange your documents according to the mentioned order and do not staple any of your documents)

  1. DIKTI Form A; Applicants from universities only
  2. Hard copies of the filled-out online DAAD application form with your signature All applicants
  3. Written confirmation of academic supervision by a professor in Germany for the research in question
  4. Curriculum Vitae in English or German
  5. Recent photographs (3×4) Affixed to the DAAD form
  6. List of scientific publications with English or German translation of titles, dates and source(s)
  7. Detailed description of the study or research program to be carried out in Germany (research proposal) in English or German (max. 5 pages)
  8. Two confidential letters of recommendation of recent date by professors, academic advisors or senior research staff in the relevant field in English or German. The references are confidential, they must be sent in a sealed envelope
  9. Academic Degree Certificate obtained (S1 and S2) Certified copies of original, together with German or English translation *)
  10. Academic transcript (S1 and S2), covering the complete duration of academic studies Certified copies of original, together with German or English translation
  11. Abstracts from S1, S2 and any relevant publications, seminars or research papers In English or German
  12. English language certificate (TOEFL internet based 80 or ITP 550 points or IELTS Band 6) of recent date. Prediction TOEFL is not acceptable Certified copies of original
  13. German language certificate, if any Certified copies of original
  14. An employer’s study leave endorsement and a guarantee for re-employment upon return
  15. Any other relevant training certificate/diploma obtained
  16. Evidence of the current employment status for :
    • candidates from state universities or research institutions
    • candidates from private universities: Letter of confirmation of permanent employment at the university from Yayasan
    • candidates from private sectors : Letter of confirmation of permanent employment from their employer

Applications should be submitted as early as possible. Late or incomplete applications cannot be considered

All applicants must submit /send three complete application sets, endorsed by the Rector/Vice Rector I/Chairman/Head Director of the institution, to the DAAD Jakarta Office directly.

For Applicants from universities, please also send one copy of their application to Direktorat PPTK dan KPT/DIKTI (Address : Dirjen DIKTI, Komplek Depdiknas, Jl. Pintu Satu, Senayan - Jakarta)

*)List of German sworn translators are available at DAAD Jakarta Office,
Summitmas I , 19th Floor, jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav 62-62, Jakarta Selatan 12190,
Tel. (021) 5200870, 5252807, Fax. (021)5252822; email: info@daadjkt.org

Annex: 3 - Research Grants for Doctoral Candidates within the “Sandwich Model”

Whereas conventional scholarships for doctorate or PhD studies assume that a scholarship holder will stay at a German institution of higher education for several consecutive years, the “Sandwich Scheme” described hereafter is a flexible multi phase funding programme. Within the Sandwich Scheme, PhD students carry out their research and studies alternately in their home country and in Germany, following a schedule set in advance and under continuous supervision by a German academic. The doctorate is obtained at the homeland university.

Within the academic funding schemes of numerous development countries, training and further education of future and young university teachers is given special priority. Besides specialisation and increasing previously gained knowledge, students very often strive for a PhD or doctorate degree as frequently required according to the regulations ruling university careers in their home country. Even in cases where PhD studies would be possible in the student’s home country, a doctorate degree from an industrial nation is often preferred for reasons of prestige. PhD studies abroad, however, carry with them risks: of alienation connected with very long study courses, loss of originally reserved lecturing posts at the home university, of research geared too much to the developed country and its needs, and finally the risk of temptation to settle in the host country.

In an effort to minimize these risks, the DAAD has developed the scheme of cooperative PhD funding (Sandwich-Scholarships) for nationals of developing countries whose universities offer doctorates.

This means the procedure can be as follows:

  • the German university lecturer/professor travels to the homeland of the future doctoral candidate to draw up a joint protocol signed by both the local and the German supervisor, which details the dissertation subject, the planned work measures, and their duration
  • preparatory studies and research for the PhD thesis in the home country (data collection and field research) without DAAD funding
  • studies and research at a German institution of higher education (maximum 2 years)
  • if necessary, visit by the foreign academic supervisor and co-advisor at the German institution (progress control, consolidation of institutional contacts)
  • completion of the thesis in the home country (without DAAD funding)
  • visit of the German supervisor to indonesia (last corrections and participation at the viva as external examiner)

The main characteristic of this Sandwich Scheme is the individually tailor-made PhD programme schedule set with the greatest flexibility possible regarding the beginning and duration of each individual funding phase.

Eligibility, application forms and documents for this programme are the same as for research grants for doctoral candidates and young academics and scientists. The extensive and detailed research proposal must be accompanied by a work- and time schedule agreed upon by the academic advisors, both in the home country and in Germany.

Annex: 4 - DAAD Research Grants Awarded to support Extended Medical Continuing Education and Training (not full Medical Specialisation in Germany)

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) does not support full courses of training for medical specialisation. Application for a scholarship to support medical continuing education and training lasting from one to a maximum of two years at German university clinics is open only to candidates who meet the following criteria.

Applicants must :

  • have completed at least 7 years of medical training with a university degree and must hold a license to practice medicine in their home country (physicians/dentists from developing countries must prove that they have gained at least 3 years of professional practice after completing their medical /dental training)
  • have commenced specialist medical training in their home country in a course which leads to a professional qualification
  • be studying or working at a university clinic in their home country at the time of application
  • intend to pursue a university career after completing the continuing education and training in Germany
  • have received confirmation of the provision of academic supervision and a study place from German university clinic

In order to be able to work in a German clinic, foreign physicians require a so-called “Permit for the Temporary Practice of Medicine” (Erlaubnis zur voruebergehenden Ausuebung des aerztlichen Berufs), which the DAAD will obtain on behalf of its scholarship holders. Please note that this may take several weeks or even months.

Closing Date: 04 October 2011

For more information, please visit official website: www.daadjkt.org.

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