Round Status:  CLOSED

The Australia-Germany Joint Research Co-operation Scheme is a joint initiative of Universities Australia and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Germany's national agency for the support of international academic co-operation.

It aims to foster research collaboration of the highest quality between Australian researchers from Universities Australia member universities and German researchers from German universities and research institutes.

The scheme will support exchanges for Australian researchers to spend time at partner institutions in Germany and for collaborating German researchers to spend time at Australian universities.

The support of early career researchers and junior scholars is a significant focus of this scheme.

The following are the key round dates for Australia-Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme grants for funding commencing in 2018:

Round opens (scheme documentation released): 4 April 2017
Full applications (UQR&I deadline): 5.00pm 16 June 2017

Closing date for German applications:  Extended to 15 June 2017 (DAAD)

  • Step 1: Join the UQR&I Mailing List. Official announcements and UQR&I updates regarding the scheme will be sent via the Mailing List.   
  • Step 2: Familiarise yourself with the key UQ documentation (see below).
  • Step 3: After familiarising yourself with the eligibility and selection criteria, download and complete the Universities Australia Application Form.
  • Step 4: Applicants MUST obtain an application ID from their German colleagues prior to submitting their application.  This will be issued by the DAAD when the German application is submitted.
  • Step 4: Submit your completed and signed Application Form to UQR&I by the scheme closing date.  

For further information on the scheme please contact UQR&I at

No Workshops or Information Sessions are currently scheduled for this scheme.   Please contact UQR&I with any queries,

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