Baltic Science Network Mobility Programme for Research Internships (BARI)

BARI stands for Baltic Science Network Mobility Programme for Research Internships.

BARI offers summer research internships with appropriate academic training across the Baltic Sea Region to students with interest in Life Sciences, Photon & Neutron Science and Welfare State.

During their internship, students will assist in research and lab work for a proposed project. They will be hosted by research groups, laboratories, and doctoral students who wish to strengthen their ties within the Baltic Sea Region (defined as members of the Council of the Baltic Sea States: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Russia and the observer member Belarus) by hosting a motivated and well-qualified student. Successful applicants will receive a scholarship to help cover living expenses and travel costs. Funding is available for a period of up to three months Working language will be English.

What are the objectives of the programme?

Who can apply?

What is funded?

How does the application process work?

How to apply

The BARI Portal

The submission of internship proposals (PhD students) and internship applications (Bachelor/Master students) takes place via the BARI portal, which is managed by DAAD. DAAD will organize the selection and the matchmaking process and will be the contact for all questions related to these processes.

Covid-19 / Corona virus impact on BARI!!!

Dear applicants, we are well aware that due to the Covid-19/Corona crisis many of you might worry whether it will be save to go abroad for an internship or to host a foreign student during the summer months. Additionally, it is not foreseeable how changes in the security and regulatory compliance will affect your plans.

Please do not be deterred by this worries from your application in BARI if you are interested in the research internships – we are looking forward to your application!. We fully understand that some of you might have to withdraw at short notice due to changes in the security and regulatory compliance or due to personal reasons. We won’t ask you for any compensation and we will try to re-fill the position by contacting other candidates who might be interested to make use of the offers, so that the opportunity is not lost. You are also free to re-schedule the timing of your stay in according with your host if this appears to be helpful. Please note however, that we are not able to compensate for financial losses on your side (e.g. because you already bought a ticket). Hence you might not want to buy your tickets in advance . Furthermore, if you have to drop out, please let us know as soon and possible. We can then try to find a replacement.

We will monitor the situation closely and inform you as soon as possible about the possible changes  in the programme from our side.

Schedule and deadlines

Please notice: Due to the Covid-19/Corona crisis it is not possible to provide a reliable schedule for all steps of the matchmaking process at this moment. We will decide about the exact schedule a soon as the situation has stabilized. Please be assured that we will do our best to enable you to start your internship as planned.

The BARI Portal is open between:

1st February – 8th of March 2020 (11:59 pm CET – Central European Time) for Internship providers (PhD students)

29th February -3rd May (11:59 pm CET – Central European Time) for applicants (Bachelor/Master students).

Schedule and Deadlines

01.02 – 08.03.2020Web portal opens for PhD students to submit their proposals. Researchers register online and submit an internship offer, including a project description.
29.02 – 03.05.2020Web portal opens for BA/MA students to submit their application for BARI research internship.
29.02 – 05.05.2020Web portal opens for professors to send their references.
May 2020PhD host students rank the applications to their projects.
May/June 2020Matchmaking: The Portal administrator places students with internship projects and administrates the scholarships based on academic merit and the internship providers’ quality assessment.
May/June 2020The PhD host students and the applicants are informed about the outcome of the selection process
June 2020Internship period (the starting date and the duration of the internship are arranged between the PhD student and the prospective intern)

What internship providers need to know

What applicants need to know

Who can offer an internship?

What are your duties as an internship provider?

How and where can a PhD student offer an internship?

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Selection process

The funding

Timeframe and duration of the internship



Who can apply?

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What does the scholarship include?

Internship duration

What documents do you need?



Contact and advice

Ms. Nina Akrami Flores
Section Research and Studies
DAAD – German Academic Exchange Service
Kennedyallee 50
53175 Bonn
phone: +49 228 882- 8147