German Egyptian Mobility Programme for Scientific Exchange and Excellence Development (GE-SEED)

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The German-Egyptian Mobility Programme for Scientific Exchange and Excellence Development (GE-SEED) is a mobility funding programme that supports the exchange of researchers and scientific visits between Egyptian and German research teams.

The Science and Technology Development Fund (STDF) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) support the exchange of scientific visits through the jointly funded German Egyptian Mobility Programme for Scientific Exchange and Excellence Development (GE-SEED).

Applications for this programme can be handed in to the DAAD portal by the German project partner. The Egyptian side submits the application to the STDF. For more information about the application process, please note the according paragraph below.

Call for Applications

There is currently no open Call for Applications.

For inquiries, please contact Ms. Heba Ahmed – Programme Coordinator at the DAAD Regional Office Cairo: heba.ahmed@daadcairo.org.

Faculty members, scientists and academics belonging to universities and research institutes should form a project team headed by a Principal Investigator (PI). Those having permanent positions in the above-mentioned institutions can apply as PIs. Teams should not exceed five members.

A complete project proposal (in terms of content, names of team members on both sides, … etc.) for academic / scientific co-operation must be uploaded by the German PI to the DAAD Portal, and by the Egyptian PI to the website of the STDF, both in the prescribed format available on the websites.

The project proposal should contain the objectives, technical details, methodology, the expected outputs and achievable goals of the project, the biography of the PI, a list of his/her relevant publications during the last 5 years and a list of other projects, national and international, implemented by him/her etc.

The following documents are required:

  1. Application form found on the STDF website
  2. CVs of all Egyptian and German team members
  3. Ethical Declaration
  4. Publication list of the Egyptian and German PIs
  5. Endorsement letter from the Egyptian PI’s institution
  6. Grant chart showing the timeframe for conducting the project tasks/activities

  • Mobility grants will be awarded within the framework of a research project running for a duration of up to two years
  • Total duration of visits by senior scientists should not exceed 1 month per year, whereas total duration of visits by junior scientists should be within the range of 3 to 6 months per year, the table in the funding section explains the allowances according to the duration of stay
  • In all cases, the mutual visits of the academics / scientists should be justified in terms of number, duration, expenses and purpose of visit

Grants will be offered only towards travel and living costs within the framework of a well-defined and approved research project. For the Egyptian PI, the STDF will bear the travel cost as well as the daily allowance during the stay at the German research institution (including overseas medical insurance).

It is expected that primary financing for the collaborative research project, including personnel costs, is already available or will be obtained from other sources of funding.

The total funding requested from the Egyptian and the German side, respectively, must not exceed 15.000 EUR per project per year and it will be distributed as follows:

Period Allowance covering living and accomodation expenses
For Egyptian senior and post-doctoral scientists
up to 15 days 140 EUR per day
15 – 30 days 100 EUR per day

575 EUR will be granted as travel allowance.

Period Allowance covering living and accomodation expenses
For Egyptian junior scientists (Master and PhD candidates)
up to 15 days 120 EUR per day
15 – 30 days 90 EUR per day
longer than 30 days 1,400 EUR per month

575 EURO will be granted as travel allowance.

N.B.: The information with regard to the scholarship can be changed without prior notice.

Contact Person

Ms. Heba Ahmed
Programme Coordinator
DAAD Regional Office Cairo
Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst
German Academic Exchange Service
11 El Saleh Ayoub St.
Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt
Tel. +20 2-2735-2726, ext. 152
Fax +20 2-2738-4136
Email: heba.ahmed@daadcairo.org

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Contact

  • Regional Office Cairo

    11 Street El-Saleh Ayoub Cairo-Zamalek Telephone: +20 2 27 35 27 26
    Fax: +20 2 27 38 41 36