Candidates have to be either nominated by a German university or a renowned research institution or apply directly. They should demonstrate social engagement in addition to academic expertise. A DAAD-organized selection committee will evaluate applications and conduct personal interviews. Each year, 10 to 20 new fellows are selected. All applicants need to be enrolled in a German MA or PhD program at the time of application/interview.
The nomination process takes place once a year, with application deadline in autumn and selection process in January.
The application process for the intake in January 2017 has been closed end-November. The next call will be published here in October 2017.