The selection criteria established within the NAMASTE+ project includes:

  • Quality of the application (clearly defined goals and expected outcomes, expected impact, methodology, schedule)
  • Qualifications (academic, competences, publications, relevant prizes, etc.)
  • Aptitudes (such as intercultural readiness, interpersonal skills)
  • Language skills
  • Impact and relevance for India/ Germany (especially in mutual research interests by PhD, postdoc and staff mobilities)

For PhDs, PostDocs and Guest Professors, it is important that you have contacted a researcher at the host institution and she/he are willing to welcome you in their research group


  • Motivation letter
  • CV
  • Letter of reference
  • In the case of PhD  and reseachers applicants: Invitation letter from the Host University – which means the candidates should have contacted their prospective supervisor or collaborator