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!

Upcoming Workshop

The upcoming workshop is being organised for PhD aspirants from the fields of Physics and Chemistry.

Team DAAD is offering you this workshop in cooperation with DAAD Research Ambassadors

  • Dr. Anant Kapdi, Institute of Chemical Technlogy (ICT) Mumbai
  • Dr. Gopal Dixit, IIT Bombay – Dept. of Physics

The DAAD offers workshops for aspirants in various subject fields throughout the year. Stay tuned – subscribe to DAAD News Update.

When & where?

  • Institute of Chemical Technology Mumbai, 12 October 2022, 12:15-15:30 IST
  • Application deadline: 2 October

On the same day, starting 10:00 IST at the same location, you can also participate in the DAAD ReDiscover Germany: PhD in Focus. Here you will get to know more about PhD admissions, DAAD scholarships etc.

Who can apply?

  • Students of  relevant subject fields who have completed or are pursuing Masters or MPhil

It is recommended that you complete 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. ( It will introduce you to the research landscape of Germany and will help you pick the suitable institution for your PhD.

How to apply?

Application will be completely online.
You are requested to fill up the application form and upload the  documents that include

  1. an updated CV
  2. abstract of research proposal and
  3. if you have completed the course, then the completion certificate of ‘How to apply for a PhD in Germany – online course

Application Link

Participation in the workshops is subject to selection.
In case of questions, contact


Past Workshops

For Life Sciences and Physical Sciences

30 March, 10:00-17:00 IST

The workshop will be conducted by

  • Dr Gopal Dixit, IIT Bombay
  • Dr Vasudharani Devanathan, IISER Tirupati

Together with Team DAAD

  • Dhanashree Deodhar, Regional Officer
  • Girija Joshi, Regional Officer

For Humanities and Social Sciences

23 November, 10:00-17:00 IST

© DAAD India

The workshop was conducted by

  • Dr Christoph Woiwode, Indo-German Centre for Sustainability at IIT Madras
  • Dr Sebastian Schwecke, Max Weber Foundation

Together with Team DAAD

  • Apoorv Mahendru, Head – Marketing
  • Aditi Gosavi, Senior Advisor – Communication

For Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering Sciences

15 July, 1400-1800 IST
16 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