April 21st, 2018
News from DAAD USA
Stay up to date on DAAD's activities in the US - from news about scholarship programs to opportunities for study and research in Germany. Fun facts, tips on living in Germany, and application advice for scholarships included! 

DAAD Programs, Scholarships, and Grants
Call for Applications
German Studies Research Grant

This specialized DAAD program offers German Studies Research Grants to highly-qualified undergraduate and graduate students who are nominated by their department/program chairs. The grant may be used for short-term research (one to two months) in Germany. Apply by May 1st, 2018.

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Call for Applications
Short-Term Research Grant

Short-Term Research Grants are awarded for 1-6 months to highly qualified candidates who have completed a Master’s degree or Diploma, or in exceptional cases a Bachelor’s degree at the latest by the time they begin their grant supported research, or those who have already completed a PhD (postdocs). Apply by May 1st, 2018.

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Call for Applications
DAAD-Leo Baeck Fellowship

The  Leo Baeck Institute  is a research, study, and lecture center for the study of the history and culture of German-speaking Jewry. Fellowships are awarded for research in New York or Germany on the social, communal, and intellectual history of German-speaking Jewry. Learn more about this opportunity at the link below. Apply by May 1st, 2018.

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Events
2018 Annual DAAD Contest
#YourHiddenGermany

Show us your pictures of Germany that reveal #YourHiddenGermany and go beyond Oktoberfest, Neuschwanstein and the Brandenburg Gate (as much as we love them) and win a round trip airfare to Germany! Click the link below to participate in the contest.


Webinar
Start your career in Germany – Study humanities in English!

This upcoming "Universities at a Glance" webinar April 25th at 1pm will feature international humanities degrees in English at the Freie Universität Berlin, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and the University Alliance Ruhr universities.


Discussion
Governance Issues in the Use of Blockchain Technology, April 26th, 9am-6:30pm, New York University

Christian Martin, our DAAD-sponsored Max Weber Chair for German and European Studies at New York University, is hosting a conference on the potentially far-reaching consequences of technological innovations, such as block-chain, for society and institutions. RSVP below.


Meet us in NYC
Germany Grad Fair 2018, May 4th, 4-7pm

Are you an undergraduate or graduate student looking for graduate opportunities in Germany? If so, then come join us for the Germany Grad Fair 2018. This fair will introduce you to a wid e range of graduate opportunities in all subject fields. Visit our website at the link below to RSVP.

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In Profile
DAAD Young Ambassador
Jemma Hwang

Jemma Hwang is a DAAD Young Ambassador, currently studying German and Bioengineering at the University of Georgia (UGA). As a DAAD Young Ambassador, she helps promote study abroad in Germany on her home campus and supports DAAD at events such as most recently the  Diversity Abroad conference  and its  Global Student Leadership Summit .

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Higher Education in Germany
Growth Trend
Internationalization in Higher Education Increasing

A recent article in University World News by Jane Knight explores the growth trend of internationalization in higher education. Her findings are promising: over 130 countries invest in international programs. In addition, 30-40% of local students access part of their higher education through such programs. Read more by clicking the link below.

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Survey
International Research Mobility

Why are doctoral students and postdocs interested in conducting research abroad? What information do they need? A worldwide survey by DAAD and Research in Germany seeks to answer these questions. With your help, we can further improve the services available to international researchers. The survey only takes about 15 minutes to complete.

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Application Tip #40
I am not an American citizen. Can I still apply for a Research Grant?

If you are a foreign national currently living in the US, you can apply for a Short-Term Research Grant if you have been living in the US for a minimum of one year and your current residency is in the US.

Fun Fact
Did you know that...

...famed jazz musician Cecil Taylor was a DAAD alumnus? He recently passed away at the age of 89. Read on below for the New York Time's tribute to his work and life.

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FU Berlin (FUBiS)
FUBiS is an intensive academic program through which students can earn credits that may be counted toward their degrees at their home institutions. FUBiS sessions run for 3 to 6 weeks taking place both in summer and winter. Students can choose between subject classes (mostly taught in English) and German language courses . Field trips within Berlin are an integral part of every course.
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Dr. Nina Lemmens, Director DAAD New York
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