Funding | DAAD: German Egyptian Research Short-Term Scholarship Program (GERSS)

Thu, 11/03/2016

Call closes: February 15, 2017.
The bilaterally financed funding scheme GERSS enables young Egyptian researchers enrolled in MSc, PhD programmes and young Post-Doctoral candidates for up to 6 months.

Open Call for GERSS 2016/17 from 1.11.2016 - 15.02.2017

As an outcome of the successful German Egyptian Year of Science & Technology 2007, a cooperation agreement has been signed between the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of the Arab Republic of Egypt (MHESR) and the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst Bonn (DAAD) in order to finance short term scholarships for young Egyptian scientists to travel to Germany under the name of German Egyptian Research Short Term Scholarships (GERSS).

The target groups of the programme are researchers enrolled in MSc, PhD programmes and young Post-Doctoral candidates. The scholarships may be awarded for a period from three to six months.
Purpose. Each year a group of researchers will be sent to Germany for Master’s, Doctoral and Post-doctoral studies. The distribution of the monthly units will be defined by an independent selection committee. The number of months granted for each candidate should not exceed six months and should not be less than three months. Scholarship periods are not extendable.
The scholarship shall enable advanced graduate students and young scientists to pursue part of their master’s, doctoral or post-doctoral research in a specific research project at German universities, archives, libraries or research institutes.

Please find more information in the attached Infosheet, or visit the website. For inquiries please contact Ms. Amira Elwy: