PhD Proposal Writing Workshops (PPWW)

Want to do PhD in Germany? Wondering how to write a PhD proposal? The DAAD offers workshops for aspirant who intend to pursue their doctorate in Germany!

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For Humanities & Social Sciences

The DAAD is offering a workshop for aspirant in the field of humanities and social sciences (Economics, European Studies, German Studies, History, Political Science and Sociology).

When & where?

The two-day workshop will take place online in November 2021. The precise dates will be communicated to applicants later.

Who can apply?

  •  Students of  Economics, European Studies, German Studies, History, Political Science and Sociology who have completed or are pursuing Masters or MPhil
  • have completed the ‘How to apply for a PhD in Germany – online course’ offered free of cost by Research in Germany. Registration for the course is open and the course takes 6-9 hours to complete. (


How to apply?

You need to submit a single pdf document including

  • updated CV
  • a 200-300 word abstract of your research (proposal)
  • the completion certificate of ‘How to apply for a PhD in Germany – online course’

Fill up the application form and upload the required documents.

Application Deadline: 10 October 2021

Selected applicants will be contacted ahead of the workshop.
In case of questions, contact

Past Workshops

For Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering Sciences

16 July, 1400-1800 IST
17 July, 1400-1800 IST

The workshop was conducted by

  • Prof Dr Aruna Dhathathreyan, AcSIR Chennai – Biophysical Chemistry
  • Prof Dr Aranya Bhuti Bhattacherjee, BITS Hyderabad – Physics
  • Prof Dr Amitava Gupta, Jadavpur University – Power Engineering
  • Dr Jaydeep Bhattacharya, Jawaharlal Nehru University – Biotechnology

Together with the Team DAAD

  • Apoorv Mahendru, Head – Marketing
  • Aditi Gosavi, Senior Advisor – Communication
  • Kanchi Arora, Executive Assistant to the Director
  • Dhanashree Deodhar, Regional Officer – Maharashtra, Gujarat