The primary aim of this programme is to promote research projects within the context of doctoral programmes.

Who can apply?

Doctoral candidates at universities in Brazil, who have been awarded a domestic scholarship from CAPES or one of the following foundations:
FACEPE - Pernambuco
FAPEAL - Alagos
FAPEAM - Amazonas
FAPEAP - Amapá
FAPEG - Goiás
FAPEMA - Maranhão
FAPEMIG - Minas Gerais
FAPERGS - Rio Grande do Sul
FAPERJ - Rio de Janeiro
FAPERN - Rio Grande do Norte
FAPES - Espírito Santo
FAPESB - Bahia
FAPESC - Santa Catarina
FUNDECT - Mato Grosso do Sul
FAPERO - Rondônia
FAPT - Tocantis
Fundacao Araucária - Paraná

What can be funded?

A research project or course of continuing education at a state or state-recognised institution of higher education or a non-university research institute in Germany, which is being carried out in coordination with an academic adviser in Germany.

Duration of the funding

  • 2 months to a maximum of six months; the length of the grant is decided by a selection committee and depends on the project in question and the applicant's work schedule.
  • The grant is non-renewable.


  • Co-funded by CAPES or one of the foundations listed above:
    According to the agreements between DAAD and the Brazilian partner institutions the domestic doctoral scholarships will be paid during the research stay in Germany without changing the duration and value of the funding.
  • Co-funded by DAAD:
    - Monthly payment of euros 650.-
    - Payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance cover
    - Travel allowance, unless the expenses ar covered by the home country or another source of funding


An independent selection committee consisting of specialist scientists reviews applications.

The most important selection criteria:
  • a convincing and well-planned research project or course of continuing education
  • academic achievements

Additional documents that prove academic suitability or provide information about extracurricular activities will also be considered in the assessment.

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