May - Funding Opportunity: UA- DAAD Funding Now Open

Published in the Research School of Physics Event Horizon
Vol44 Issue15 15–19 April 2019

Dear Colleagues,

The Australia – Germany Joint Research Co-operation Scheme for funding commencing in 2020 opened on Wednesday 3 April 2019. This scheme is a joint initiative of Universities Australia (UA) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

Funding Amount: Maximum $12,500 per year/project



  • Wednesday 3 April 2019  Applications Opened
  • Tuesday 28 May 2019  Application due to College Research Office (CRO) for full review (Compliance review if submitted thereafter)
  • Wednesday 12 June 2019  Final Application Due to CRO (no further changes)
  • Thursday 13 June 2019  CRO submits to RSD for ANU Central Ranking Process


If you intend to apply for UA-DAAD funding please notify your College Research Office so that we can ensure you receive up to date information about the scheme.


Scheme Purpose:
The UA-DAAD scheme supports exchanges for Australian researchers from University Australia (UA) member universities, and German researchers from German universities and research institutes. This scheme is open for the exchange of academics with a focus on early career researchers and junior scholars from both countries who are working on joint (new or already established) research projects.


The scheme provides funds to meet the travel and living costs of researchers who spend time at a collaborating institution in Australia or Germany (the DAAD in Germany will fund the costs for the corresponding German applicant visiting Australia). The project funding available will only cover return economy airfares from Australia to Germany and a per diem (either AUD$250/day or a maximum of AUD$3500/month) with a maximum funding per year/project of AUD$12,500. Basic research costs such as staff and/or equipment are not funded. Project funding will commence in 2020.


ANU Internal Ranking:
Each participating Australian university nominates its own level of financial contribution to the scheme and will only fund projects that involves its own researchers and students. The Australian National University has committed AUD$120,000 for the 2020 application round. In agreement with the Australia – Germany Joint Co-operation Scheme terms and Conditions 2019, each university will go through an internal ranking process according to the assessment criteria. Supported applications will then be provided to Universities Australia office which will report to the DAAD in Germany. Hence, for this scheme ANU internal ranking procedures are required. See above for important dates and deadlines.


Kind regards,


Samantha Donohoe

Senior Research Management Officer


Joint Colleges Administration

Science; Health & Medicine

The Australian National University

Jaeger 8 Building, 142 Mills Road

Canberra ACT 2601


Phone: +61 2 6125 4376 (x54376)

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