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Scholarship Type A

Biodiversity & Health:

Research Scholarship Programme

for PhD Students 2017

 

 

 What are  the  Programme  Objectives? 

The continuing extraction of biological resources is a major threat to biological diversity. Politics, science and technology have the common task today to harmonize the protection of biodiversity with the economic interests of mankind. One of the areas where this harmonization appears to be possible is health economy. Here, natural substances can be identified as source materials for the later sustainable development of active ingredients for pharmaceutical use, without affecting the biological equilibrium.

 

Set against this background the Federal Ministry of Education and Research of Germany (BMBF) promotes Indonesian and German research groups that work on the major steps of drug development from natural sources. In a first stage the young scientists of the two countries perform biodiversity screenings, establish a database of selected species and initiate the development of a repository of lead compounds. For the cooperation projects, project-relevant subject areas, contributing German and Indonesian universities and institutions, and the respective contacts, please refer to the following link:  http://www.daadjkt.org/index.php?daads-biodiversity-and-health

 

The main focus of this DAAD Special Programme funded by the BMBF is to promote young scientists from Indonesia within existing research projects (http://www.daadjkt.org/index.php?daads-biodiversity-and-health). The scholarship programme is closely related to the Research Programme „Biodiversity and Health“, which has been initiated by the BMBF in cooperation with the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia (RISTEKDIKTI), the Indonesian Institute of Science (LIPI) and the Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology of Indonesia (BPPT).

 

  

 Who can  apply? 

Applications are open to excellently qualified doctoral candidates from Indonesia who graduated in disciplines with relevance to Biodiversity and Health no longer than six years ago. The master degree must have been completed by the time they begin their grant-supported research in Germany, at the latest. Applicants’ qualifications and research interests must be in line with the supervisors’ projects as described under http://daadjkt.org/index.php?daads-biodiversity-and-health

 

  

 What can be  funded? 

PhD Scholarships in Germany 


Applicants are invited to do a doctorate at a university in Germany in cooperation with one of the German project partners (http://www.daadjkt.org/index.php?daads-biodiversity-and-health)  

 


Additional information for applicants from medical fields: Only certain types of projects can be funded. For detailed information please refer to https://www.daad.de/deutschland/stipendium/datenbank/en/15060-subject-specific-information/

 

  

 Duration of  the  funding?

PhD Scholarships in Germany: 12 months (start: October 2017) with the possibility of extension for two more years. The duration of the grant is decided by a selection committee and depends on the project in question and the applicant’s work schedule.

 

  

 Value

Four-month intensive language course prior to the start of the research stay

·           Monthly payments of 1.000 EUR

·           Annual research allowance of 460 EUR

·           Flat-rate travel allowance for outward and return journey

·            Payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance  cover

·           A monthly research subsidy of 200 EUR payable to the German host  institute

 

Under certain circumstances, doctoral grant holders may receive the following additional benefits:

·           Monthly rent subsidy

·           Monthly allowance for accompanying family members

·           Payment of course fees for the online language course “Deutsch-Uni  Online" (DUO) (www.deutsch-uni.com) for six months after receipt of  the Scholarship Award Letter

·           Allowance for a self-chosen German language course during the grant  period

·           Reimbursement of the fees for the TestDaF test which is either taken  in the home country after receipt of the Scholarship Award Letter or in  Germany before the end of the grant period     

  

 Selection

Applications will be reviewed by an independent selection committee consisting of experts in the relevant fields.

 

The decisive selection criteria will be whether the applicant’s research interest is consistent with the demands of the project, the quality of the master's thesis, the academic achievements in the master programme in the home country, and the English language skills.

                                                                                              

Experience abroad and knowledge of other foreign languages can be of significance for all three scholarship types. Additional documents that prove academic suitability or provide information about extracurricular activities will also be considered in the selection process.

 

  

 Requirements

·            Prior communication between the applicant and the academic  supervisor is required (for names and contact details see  http://www.daadjkt.org/index.php?daads-biodiversity-and-health)

·            As a rule, applicants should have graduated as a master  no longer  than six years before the time of application

·            Applicants who have been resident in Germany for longer than 15  months at the time of application cannot be considered

·           Proposals must be relevant to  the research areas of the prospective  cooperation project (please submit invitation, discussion of work  schedule)

·            Proposals with no relevance to the activities of the involved  cooperation projects see (http://www.daadjkt.org/index.php?daads-biodiversity-and-health) will not be considered

 

  

 Language  skills

·         Applicants are generally expected to have a good knowledge of English (TOEFL 80 or IELTS 6.0)

·         If available, German language certificate (TestDaF, Zertifikat Deutsch, Deutsches Sprachdiplom, Sprachkenntnisformular DAAD)

 

 

  

 Application  Procedure

·           Application is online through the DAAD portal. You are also required  to send one (1) printed copy of the “Application summary” (pdf),    generated by the DAAD portal after the online application procedure  has been completed, and other appendices, by post to the application  address

·           Please note that the “Submit an application” tab in the scholarship  database will only appear while the current application period is  running. After the application deadline has expired, the portal is no    longer available for this programme

·           The access to the DAAD portal: 

https://www.daad.de/deutschland/stipendium/datenbank/en/21148-scholarship-database/?origin=5&status=4&subjectGrps=&daad=&q=biodiversity&page=1&detail=57236665#prozess

 

 

 

 

  

 Application  Documents Certificates, proof of credits, certifications and translations may be scanned in non-certified form and uploaded to the DAAD portal. The DAAD Head Office in Bonn will only request certified copies of the submitted documents in paper form if a grant is awarded.

 

PhD Scholarships in Germany:

·           Online application form

·           Full curriculum vitae in tabular form (max. 3 pages)

·           List of publications (max. 3 pages), if applicable

·           Extensive and detailed description of the research proposal which  needs to have been discussed with the academic supervisor of the  German project prior to the application (max. 10 pages)

·            Schedule of planned research work

·            Letter confirming supervision by an academic adviser in Germany of  one of the cooperation projects (http://www.daadjkt.org/index.php?daads-biodiversity-and-health), which refers to the applicant’s proposal and  confirms that the host institute will provide a workplace

·            Abstract of the Master thesis (max. 2 pages)

·            Two recent letters of recommendation from university teachers,  which provide information about your qualifications; please enclose  the letters in a sealed envelope with each copy of your application.  Please use the DAAD form which is available for downloading at the  DAAD portal

·           University degree certificate indicating final grade(s) (Bachelor and  Master); the certificate must be submitted before the grant-supported  research begins if it is not available at the time of application

·            All university certificates on all annual examinations with individual  grade (transcripts of records), incl. explanation of grading system

·           School-leaving certificate which entitles holders to study at a  university in the home country

·            Other documents which support your application (example:  certificates of employment, proof of placement, etc.)

·            German or English translations of documents submitted in the  national language

·            Language certificate as described above

 

 

  

 Application  Deadline

30 November 2016

 

Please note

·         Your application is only valid if you submit all required documents to the DAAD portal and by post. The postmark data serves as proof that the application has been dispatched on time

·         The DAAD portal will close at 24.00 hrs. Central European Time (CET) on the last application day

·          Late or incomplete applications cannot be considered. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that their applications are complete

·         The application documents remain with the DAAD. Data relating to applicants will be stored by the DAAD in accordance with the Federal Data Protection Act insofar as such data is needed to process applications

 

 

  

 Contact and  Consulting

Ms Lidya Natalie

DAAD Jakarta Office

Jl. Jend. Sudirman, Kav. 61-62, Summitmas II, Lt. 14,

12190 Jakarta, Indonesia

E-Mail: lidya@daadjkt.org

 

Ms Irmgard Kasperek

DAAD Head Office Bonn

German Academic Exchange Service

ST43

Kennedyallee 50

53175 Bonn, Germany

E-Mail: kasperek@daad.de 

 

 

  

 Application  Location

Please submit the application summary (1 hardcopy) by mail to:

Ms Lidya Natalie

DAAD Jakarta Office

Jl. Jend. Sudirman, Kav. 61-62, Summitmas II, Lt. 14,

12190 Jakarta, Indonesia 

 

 

Please click here to read the project descriptions!

 

Please click here to download the scholarship announcement!