Project Development for Knowledge Transfer 2018

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), with financing provided by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), supports academic qualification measures for individuals from developing countries who participate in the In-Country / In-Region Programme.

One aim of this programme is to improve the teaching and research conditions in the partner countries and strengthen their higher educational structures on location. In order to do so, DAAD offers in cooperation with the international SEPT program (Small Enterprise Promotion and Training) located at Leipzig University, Germany, an intensive one-month training workshop - Project development for knowledge transfer - on topics related to the improvement of teaching skills and personal development in this field. At the heart of the entire programme is an individual project idea which participants are required to include already in their application. A provided canvas enables the applicant to further develop their ideas over the course of the training program. Course content will always reflect on and relate to these projects.

The training course focuses on four key areas and is scheduled for the month of September, 2018 (03.09.2018 - 28.09.2018). Among others Participatory Teaching Methods, Academic Writing and Research Project Development as well as Innovation Management and Strategies for Knowledge Transfer will be covered.


Application Requirements and Process

The training course is open for students on Master´s level or PhD students of different primary fields.

Strict closing date of the application is February 28th 2018, 23:59 Central European Time.

To apply for the training, the below steps need to be followed:

1. Submission of application via the online application form

2. Submission of documents via email (pdf files) to the program coordinator. The Project Idea Canvas and a sample of the Letter of endorsement can be downloaded under Links and Downloads.

  • Project Idea Canvas - using the form as provided under Links and Downloads
  • Letter of endorsement from PhD supervisor (for PhD candidates) or leader of degree programme (for Master study candidates) with date, seal and signature - using the form as provided under Links and Download
  • Letter of motivation (max. 1 page) outlining which role you think the training will play for your professional career
  • Proof of excellent English proficiency (e.g. TOEFL, Cambridge Certificate) is considered as an asset. Should a proof English proficiency not be provided together with application, shortlisted candidates will need to participate in a telephone interview
  • Copy of passport


Participants' Profile

  • Applicants are current scholarship holders of the DAAD In-Country/In-Region Programme
  • Applicants should hold at least a Bachelor's degree
  • Active and excellent English language skills (speaking and writing) are indispensable
  • The provision of international experience will be considered an asset



During the training the participants will be guests of the Leipzig University. Following expenses will be covered by DAAD:

  • Course costs 5.500 €
  • Travel costs: Flight to and from Germany and ground travel to and from Leipzig according to maximum reimbursement rates depending on the country of origin
  • Study stay will be financed with 1.000 € total (accommodation, living costs and personal expenses need to be covered by this amount)
  • Visa costs
  • Emergency health insurance




Christine Tonscheidt
Tel:   +49-(0)341-9739762
Fax:  +49-(0)341-9739279


DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service

BMZ - Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development