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DAAD: P.R.I.M.E. time

The interest in the DAAD’s new funding programme for outstanding postdoctoral researchers P.R.I.M.E. (Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience) was very high in the first round of applications. As already presented in the ACA Newsletter - Education Europe of February 2014, P.R.I.M.E. provides funding for 18 months, during which 12 months have to be spent abroad and 6 months (re-integration phase) are spent at a German university. The novelty is that the programme is open to all nationalities and that the DAAD is funding a position at a German host institution, not a scholarship.

In total 344 applications were sent to the DAAD. The applicants came from 43 different countries, while 62% of the applications were from Germany. At present, 31 researchers from 9 different countries (e.g. Australia, UK, Poland, Romania) have been selected for the funding programme. Among them 21 applicants are from Germany. 

Press release (in German)