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The German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst – DAAD) is launching a new research funding programme on ‘green hydrogen’. The programme provides for fellowships for international research visits, traineeships and stays of researchers in Germany, as well as the funding of expert working groups to improve networking between science and industry. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research is funding the programme with around six million euros until 2025.

Green hydrogen is crucial for decarbonisation in important sectors such as the steel and chemical industries, aviation, shipping and heavy goods handling. They are therefore a key element of Europe’s sustainable transformation. In addition, hydrogen technology offers a variety of potential for value creation and can become a key business area for the European export industry. At the initiative of the German Federal Government, experts from across Europe identified the most pressing research and innovation issues for green hydrogen at European level and drafted a Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA).

As a result of this Strategy, the German government is funding the above fellowship programme to strengthen the international cooperation of researchers in the European Research Area (ERA) and at the same time to attract the interest of young scientists in the field of green hydrogen.

The current call for applications expires on 28 February 2023 and the terms and conditions of participation can be found at the following link: