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Scholarship Type B, C, E 

Biodiversity & Health:

Research Scholarship Programme for Postdocs and Senior Scientists 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://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://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 for 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 (BPPT).

 

  

 Who can  apply? 

Applications are open to excellently qualified postdoctoral candidates from Indonesia who graduated in disciplines with relevance to Biodiversity and Health no longer than two years ago. The PhD 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://www.daadjkt.org/index.php?daads-biodiversity-and-health . 

 

Short-term visits are offered for Indonesian senior experts who hold leading positions in governmental or non-governmental organizations, are dealing with Biodiversity & Health topics and simultaneously are cooperating with the Indonesian Biodiversity project staff. Applicants must hold at least a bachelor degree.

 

N.B. This offer is intended for graduates of non-German universities working as practical experts and/or decisionmakers in political, business or administrative structures in Indonesia.

 

 

  

 What can be  funded? 

Scholarship Type B:

Postdoctoral Research in Germany (short-term visits)

Indonesian postdocs who would like to join one of the German cooperation projects (http://www.daadjkt.org/index.php?daads-biodiversity-and-health) are invited for a first-contact research stay in Germany. 

 

Scholarship Type C:

Postdoctoral Research in Germany (long-term visits)

Indonesian postdocs who would like to join one of the German cooperation projects (http://www.daadjkt.org/index.php?daads-biodiversity-and-health) are invited for a research stay in Germany.

 

Scholarship Type E:

Senior Experts in Germany (short-term visits)

Indonesian senior scientists who would like to join one of the German cooperation projects (http://www.daadjkt.org/index.php?daads-biodiversity-and-health) are invited for a research stay in Germany

 

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?

Scholarship Type B:

Postdoctoral Research in Germany (short-term visits)

1 - 6 months research stay in Germany (between February 2017 – January 2018). The grant is non-extendable.

 

Scholarship Type C:

Postdoctoral Research in Germany (long-term visits)

12 months research stay in Germany (start: October 2017). The grant is non-extendable.

 

Scholarship Type E:

Senior Experts in Germany (short-term visits)

2 weeks – 3 months research stay in Germany (between February 2017 and January 2019). The grant is non-extendable.

 

  

 Value

Scholarship Type B:

Postdoctoral Research in Germany (short-term visits)

·         Monthly payments of 2.000 EUR

·         Flat-rate travel allowance for outward and return journey (only if the  travel costs cannot be provided by the home institution/ employer)

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

 

Scholarship Type C:

Postdoctoral Research in Germany (long-term visits)

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

·         Monthly payments of 2.000 EUR

·         Flat-rate travel allowance for outward and return journey (only if the  travel costs cannot be provided by the home institution/ employer)

·         Payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance  cover during the two-month language course

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

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

·         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

·         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

 

Scholarship Type E:

Senior Experts in Germany (short-term visits)

·         Monthly payments of 2.240 EUR

·         Flat-rate travel allowance for outward and return journey (only if the  travel costs cannot be provided by the home institution/ employer)

  

 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 bachelor's, master's or doctoral thesis, the academic achievements in the bachelor or PhD 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 / host institution is required (for names and contact details see http://daadjkt.org/index.php?daads-biodiversity-and-health)

·       As a rule, postdoctoral applicants should have graduated as a  PhD no longer than two years before the time of application. Senior experts must at least have a bachelor degree

·       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 (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  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.

 

 

Scholarship Type B and C:

Postdoctoral Research in Germany (short-term or long-term visits):

·       Online application form

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

·       List of publications and presentations (max. 10 pages)

·       Extensive and detailed description of the research proposal which needs to have been discussed with 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 PhD thesis (max. 3 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. One of the letters should be issued by your former doctoral supervisor. Please use the DAAD form which is available for downloading at the DAAD portal

·       University degree certificates indicating final grade(s) (Master and PhD); 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

·       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

 

Scholarship Type E:

Senior Experts in Germany (short-term visits)

·       Online application form

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

·       List of publication

·       Extensive and detailed description of the schedule of planned research work/ visit which needs to have been discussed with the German project prior to the application (max. 10 pages)

·       Letter of invitation by a scientist or researcher 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 Academic thesis (max. 3 pages)

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

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

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

·       Language certificate as described above

 

 

  

 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 (DAAD Jakarta Office)

·       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/?status=&origin=&subjectGrps=&daad=&q=biodiv&page=1&detail=57243962

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 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!