DAAD-Kyoto University Partnership Programme towards SDGs (Germany)



Program Objectives

The DAAD-Kyoto University Partnership Programme towards SDGs provides funding to assist the mobility and network of junior scholars and early career researchers in order to foster academic exchange and cooperation between higher education and research institutions in the Federal Republic of Germany and Kyoto University for the purpose of advancing research that will contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

KURA office staff and Kyoto University European Center support researchers exchange between Kyoto University and Institutions in Germany.


Sending Researchers to Germany / Hosting Researchers at Kyoto University

*Call for Application 2021-22 was closed (Sept 18, 2020)

Program Types:

Type 1: Mutual ECRs’ mobility between a German university / research institution and Kyoto University
             (Two-ways: ECRs exchanged between KU and German Research Groups)

Type 2: Sharing ECR(s)’ mobility from Kyoto University to a German university / research institution
              (One-way: KU ECR(s) to German Host Research Group)

Type 3: Sharing ECR(s)’ mobility from a German university / research institution to Kyoto University
              (One-way: German ECR(s) to KU Host research Group)

Early-career researchers (ECRs) are defined as students who are currently pursuing a doctoral degree or researchers who have held a PhD degree for a maximum of five years (excluding time for maternity leave).

Funding provided by the program:
International air fare and accommodation costs, expenses for symposium and conference participation fees, etc.

Successful applicants will be selected by both the screening committee at Kyoto University and DAAD.
For further details, please see the “Program Guidelines” on the KURA office website:

For Researchers in Germany, please refer to the application procedures on the DAAD website (German only).


Activities and Reports by Program Participants

Reports by previous participants about their experience on the program and related information are available at the link below.



Kyoto University Research Administration Office (KURA)
AIDA Program Team (Taro Sonobe, Osamu Kuwata, Tamaki Suzuki. Asa Nakano, Aron Wittfeld, Takao Nakakubo)
TEL : +81 (0)75-753-5179
E-Mail: aida-a-kura.kyoto-u.ac.jp (Please replace “-a-” with “@”.)