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. This funding is to support living and travel expenses for Macquarie researchers to spend time at partner institutions in Germany.

Key Dates

For funding commencing in 2024:

Universities Australia announce the scheme is open: Wednesday 5 April 2023
Submission to Research Services via PURE: Wednesday 21 June 2023

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


UA DAAD Application Form 2023
UA DAAD Terms and Conditions 2023

ContactsDr Irene Chen
Grant Development Manager
Research Services
Ph: +61 2 9850 7406
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