Victoria-Germany Bilateral Academic Exchange Program

Critical Dates

3 October 2022

Call opens - Victorian applicants must submit an initial registration

7 November 2022

Internal submission date for draft letter of support

15 November 2022, 9:59am (AEDT)

Applications due via the DAAD portal

April 2023

Outcomes released


The DAAD – VIC Research Funding Scheme is a part of the Victoria-Germany Bilateral Academic Exchange Program, delivered by veski and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). It is designed to improve international relations and encourage reciprocal research cooperation with German universities.

Five paired projects, each consisting of a Victorian and a German researcher, will be competitively selected for onsite research exchanges of between two weeks and three months duration.

The current round is for travel between May 2023 and Jan 2024 inclusive.


The Program provides financial support for the travel and living expenses associated with the exchange of collaborating academics between Victoria and Germany.

  • Up to €2150/month for Victorian researchers in Germany.
  • $3,500/month for German researchers in Victoria.
  • Each partner funds their own researchers' travel, and UoM will fund up to $2,500 for the round trip.

The UoM financial contribution is centrally-funded -- no faculty or department cash co-contribution is required. Please see 'How to apply' for details on how to secure the UoM letter of support (pledge of financial co-funding) required for your application.


Applicants must hold an appointment at the University of Melbourne at Academic Level A (6) or higher and 0.5 FTE or higher at the time of application and for the duration of the award. Honorary employees whose primary academic affiliation is the University of Melbourne are eligible to lead the application if their primary employer has entered into an agreement with the University for the support of the Australian component of the collaborative activity; or may participate at their own expense if they are otherwise unaffiliated (for example, they hold an emeritus position). Previous recipients may not currently reapply to the scheme. The relevant Heads of Department/Units must endorse applications.

How to apply

  1. Register your interest and begin your application

    Victorian applicants must submit an initial registration. Following the registration, the applicant will receive an email containing the link to complete the full application via the DAAD portal.

  2. Prepare budget and support letter

    University of Melbourne applicants are asked to submit a draft UoM letter of support, which includes details of the budget requested from UoM (no faculty co-contribution is required). This support letter is required for your full application to veski.

    Submit draft letter of support via email to by Monday 7 November 2022 to ensure sufficient time for review and signing.

  3. Submit application to DAAD and UoM

    Both the UoM lead and the German lead must submit coordinating applications using the same title. The UoM lead must also compile all application documents into a single PDF and submit as an attachment via the Themis Grants Submission Workbench. Applications not received via Themis to UoM may not be reviewed.

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