The University of Chicago can nominate two doctoral students for these awards annually. The campus nomination process involves an internal campus review and interview in order for applicants to be considered for the campus nomination. Interested applicants should meet with a fellowships advisor in UChicagoGRAD as early as possible. Please note that the posted deadline on the DAAD website is for applicants who are not applying through the campus nomination process.

A long-term research grant funds a 7-10 month research stay in Germany. DAAD Long-Term (7-10 months) Research Grants are awarded to highly qualified PhD candidates who are early in their academic/professional careers who wish to conduct research in Germany. This grant is open to applicants in all fields.


Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada. Foreign nationals are eligible if they live in the US or Canada by the time of application deadline and have gained their last degree in the US or Canada or will be gaining it before the beginning of their funding period. A Master’s degree earned as part of a PhD program meets this requirement.

Application Procedures

First deadline (internal): October 2024 (TBD)

Final deadline (external): November 2024 (TBD)

  • Please note that the application portal closes promptly based on the local European time zone (Central European Time).

Applicants wishing to be nominated by the university must submit a draft of their application no later than the first deadline. Students will receive feedback on their initial submission and will be asked to submit a final draft by the second deadline, after which a campus interview will be scheduled.

Reference forms must be sent to by the first deadline for consideration.

Nominees are responsible for submitting their applications to DAAD by the external deadline.

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