DAAD Short-term Research Grants for historical research in History Posted September 10, 2018 10 hours ago, Tigla said: begin talking about possibly sponsoring your trip as a host university, not financially I really appreciate your valuable advice! But could you tell me more about what "sponsoring" exactly means? I do not well understand that an academic advisor or an academic institution "sponsor" my research even if they would not provide any practical assistance during my research. Is it just nominal? Plus, I would appreciate if you give me more information about 'new target topics' you mentioned above. I'm from an Asian country and interested in the German's everyday life under the Division and Cold War. So I plan to examine and collect local sources from my desired local archives. Do you think I have little chance to get the grant?