DAAD Australia-Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme

DAAD Australia-Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme


DAAD Australia-Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme provides financial support for the travel and living expenses associated with collaborative research between Australia and Germany.

Researchers must be working on a genuinely collaborative research project with German partners, not furthering their individual research in Germany (or vice versa). As part of the DAAD’s Program for Project-related Personal Exchange (PPP), the scheme usually involves a two-way exchange of researchers to and from Germany.

A significant focus of the scheme is to develop the experience and capacity of early career researchers (ECRs). Projects that do not involve an ECR will not be considered for funding.

Please note that the Australian version of this scheme that researchers from MQ will be applying for is called the Australia-Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme and the German version of the same scheme that the project partners in Germany will have to apply for is called the PPP Australia Programme.

Applications will be assessed and ranked by a Macquarie Assessment Panel prior to submission to Universities Australia.


Macquarie University will provide funding for a small number of projects of up to AUD$12,500 p.a over two years, starting in 2021 (AUD$25,000 per project). This funding is to support living and travel expenses for Macquarie researchers to spend time at partner institutions in Germany.

Faculty Processes

Please submit your application to your Faculty Research Office for review prior to final submission to Research Services:

Faculty of Arts
Ph 9850 4496 (x4496), Faculty Research Manager, Ms Jan Zwar

Macquarie Business School
Ph 9850 8485 (x8485), Faculty Research Manager, Ms Agnieszka Baginska

Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences
Ph 9850 2788 (x2788), Faculty Research Manager, Dr Kyle Ratinac

Faculty of Science and Engineering
Ph 9850 8912 (x8912), Faculty Research Manager, Ms Irina Zakoshanski

Key Dates

For funding commencing in 2021:

Universities Australia announce the scheme is open: Thursday 9 April 2020
Submission to Faculty Research Office: Monday 1 June 2020
Submission to Research Services via PURE: Monday 15 June 2020
DAAD selection panel meets in Germany, with a UA representative in attendance: October 2020
Results expected: November 2020
Exchanges occur: 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2023

Submissions will only be accepted via the PURE Research Management System.


UA DAAD Application Form 2020
UA DAAD Terms and Conditions 2020
DAAD UA MOU December 2020

ContactsFiona Collison
Research Services
Ph: +61 2 9850 4877

Content owner: Research Pre-award Last updated: 06 May 2020 12:22pm

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