University of Cologne, DAAD and HRK in cooperation with local partners are happy to inform you that the Call for Applications for the next DIES- Training Course on Proposal Writing Courses for Research Grants: Practical-oriented Training for New Researchers in the Philippines 2019 is out now. In order to receive as many qualified applications as possible we are kindly asking you to disseminate this information and the call as widely as possible amongst your networks and colleagues.

Course Dates:

  • Seminar I: March 4th – 8th, 2019, Philippines
  • E-Learning Module: March – May 2019
  • Seminar II: October 7th – 11th, 2019, Philippines

The aim of DIES ProGRANT is to train researchers and young PhD holders in developing a promising proposal for national or international research funding (every participant will have the opportunity to tailor their application to the funding institution of their choice). Researchers from all disciplines can apply for this course. Each group will consist of 30 participants from the region. Because of its multicultural nature, DIES ProGRANT is also an effective tool for promoting international research and relationships.

Potential participants are researchers and PhD-holders from the Philippines and Vietnam.
Selection criteria are that participants:

  • Must hold a doctoral degree or have equivalent research experience
  • Have an affiliation to an academic institution in the above mentioned countries
  • Possess excellent English language skills, both written and spoken
  • Be preferably at the beginning or middle stages of their research career.

30 participants will be selected according to the quality of their exposé and also based on regional and institutional profiles. Applicants will be given a final decision by mid December 2018.

The costs for this training course will be mainly covered by funds of the DAAD (travel expenses, accommodation and meals, course expenses).
Participants and/or their home institutions are expected to cover local transportation in their home countries (for example: taxi to airport), visa costs (if applicable) and possible additional per diems for the stay in the Philippines.

Deadline for applications is November 9th 2018, 11:00 pm German time.

For detailed information concerning the application requirements and process please see call for application attached and
Following the link under “Course Offerings” you will find the Online Application Form.