42 DLR–DAAD Research Fellowships: PhDs/Postdocs/Scientists 35511 views

The Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt’ (DLR) and the ‘German Academic Exchange Service’ (DAAD) are offering the DLR–DAAD Research Fellowships, the new implemented programme.

About the programme:
  • DLR is Germany´s national research center for aeronautics and space. Its extensive research and development work in Aeronautics, Space, Transportation and Energy is integrated into national and international cooperative ventures.
  • This special programme is meant for highly-qualified foreign doctoral and postdoctoral students as well as senior
  • DLR-DAAD Fellowships offer outstanding scientists and researchers the opportunity to conduct special research at the institutes of the DLR in Germany.

Fellowship category and Duration

  • Doctoral Students: 36 months
  • Postdoctoral Students: 6 to 24 months
  • Senior Scientists: 1 to 3 months


  • For Doctoral fellowships, applicant must have completed the studies or research with a university degree,
  • For Postdoctoral fellowships, applicant must have completed the studies with a doctorate/PhD/Candidate (Russia)
  • For Senior Scientists fellowships, applicants must be working in higher education or at a research institute; positions are open to outstandingly-qualified academics and scientists who should generally hold a doctorate/ Ph.D.
  • All applicants must have an excellent knowledge of English (provide evidence of by submitting appropriate language certificates, TOEFL: 550/217); a knowledge of German is advantageous,
  • Applicant must have completed their last degree in the last six years (doctoral fellowships) or have completed their doctorate in the last two years (Postdoc fellowships) or assessed individually according to prerequisites (Senoir Scientist fellowships),
  • Applicant must not be of German nationality


  • Apply online via the DAAD online portal and send the following documents:
  • Application summary (pdf file), which is generated in the DAAD portal after the online application procedure has been completed, by email to dlr-daad-program@daad.de.
  • Referees should send the hardcopies of the letters of recommendation to the application address by post.
List of current offers:
  1. Fellowship No. 517: Postdoc Design and Analysis of Unsourced Multiple Access Protocols for Satellite IoT Systems
  2. Fellowship No. 515: PhD Unsupervised Deep Learning for Extracting Information of Interest from Satellite Imagery
  3. Fellowship No. 514: PhD Machine-learned Building Information Vectorization from Satellite Imagery
  4. Fellowship No. 512: Postdoc Development of Algorithms for Monitoring Soil Moisture Variances using Multi-Mode Synthetic Aperture Radar Systems
  5. Fellowship No. 507: PhD Design and Validation of Decentralized Navigation Algorithms for a Robotic Swarm
  6. Fellowship No. 502: PhD Computational molecular structure-property investigations of aerogels
  7. Fellowship No. 488: PhD Steerable high-performance antenna systems for global connectivity
  8. Fellowship No. 486: Senior Scientist Channel Coding for High-Speed Optical Links
  9. Fellowship No. 475: PhD Demonstration of Multistatic Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Techniques and Applications using Drones
  10. Fellowship No. 472: PhD Potentials of Synthetic Aperture Quantum Radars
  11. Fellowship No. 470: Postdoc Deep Learning for Large Scale Earth Observation Data
  12. Fellowship No. 464: PhD Laser links communications and navigation in deep-space missions
  13. Fellowship No. 457: Postdoc Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) in integrated 6G-Satellite Networks
  14. Fellowship No. 453: PhD Development of Algorithms for Global Soil Moisture Estimation using Multi-Parametric Synthetic Aperture Radar Systems
  15. Fellowship No. 447: PhD Demonstration of New SAR Techniques using a Ground-Based MIMO Radar
  16. Fellowship No. 401: PhD Radiative transfer models for simulating space-borne observations
  17. Fellowship No. 400: Postdoc Study of particle trajectories during the onset of collective effects using machine learning
  18. Fellowship No. 399: Postdoc Atomic Emission Spectroscopy in High Enthalpy Flows
  19. Fellowship No. 396: Postdoc Analysis of dual and fully polarimetric SAR dat for scattering characterization
  20. Fellowship No. 391: Postdoc Assessing the prediction potential of satellite data of global ship movements for economic
  21. Fellowship No. 375: Postdoc Sea Ice characterisation with TanDEM-X
  22. Fellowship No. 373: Postdoc Experimental study of large complex plasma systems
  23. Fellowship No. 364: PhD Data Analytics for Earth Observation sensor data
  24. Fellowship No. 349: Postdoc Level of Detail Processing and Management of Simulation Models for Interactive Earth System Analysis and Visualization
  25. Fellowship No. 331: Postdoc Light Scattering from Static and Dynamical Granular Media
  26. Fellowship No. 217: Postdoc Interactive Techniques and Methods for the Spacecraft Design Process in Virtual Environments
  1. Fellowship No. 510: Postdoc Development and application of a rapid-CFD capability based on the next-generation CFD code developed by Airbus, ONERA and DLR
  2. Fellowship No. 502: PhD Computational molecular structure-property investigations of aerogels
  3. Fellowship No. 477: PhD Simulation of the phase diagrams of engineering alloys with a near-term quantum computer
  4. Fellowship No. 407: PhD Development of Physical Layer Testbed for Modular APNT
  5. Fellowship No. 360: Senior Scientist Accurate, low-cost temperature measurements in radiative high pressure environments for RQL-gas turbine combustors
  1. Fellowship No. 502: PhD Computational molecular structure-property investigations of aerogels
  2. Fellowship No. 493: Postdoc Laser-based diagnostics to support combustor development
  3. Fellowship No. 413: Postdoc Chemical process engineering simulation of energy and chemical plants utilizing electrochemical ceramic membrane reactors
  4. Fellowship No. 411: Postdoc Design and development of a holistic layer model for complex maritime systems
  5. Fellowship No. 398: PhD Process system analysis of fuel flexible-, poly-generation Solid oxide fuel cell – battery hybrid systems
  6. Fellowship No. 367: Postdoc Feedstock evaluation for aviation biofuels production
  1. Fellowship No. 516: PhD Data science, analytics and complex system modelling applied to digital urban mobility
  2. Fellowship No. 505: Postdoc Digitalization and Industry 4.0-Technologies in the Field of Material Testing and Joining for Automotive Applications
  3. Fellowship No. 502: PhD Computational molecular structure-property investigations of aerogels
  4. Fellowship No. 411: Postdoc Design and development of a holistic layer model for complex maritime systems
  5. Fellowship No. 403: PhD Thermoelectric transport in multi-band systems: comparison between experiment and modelling
—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt’ (DLR) and German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Country Germany
Fellowship Level Postdoctoral/Doctoral
Subject areas Aeronautics, Space, Transportation and Energy
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline Open until filled


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