January 11, 2020
News from DAAD USA
Happy New Year from all of us at DAAD North America! We hope you have had a peaceful start to 2020. Our first newsletter of the decade is full of exciting opportunities for the year to come. Happy reading!
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
Learn German in Germany Short-term Language Grant

This grant is available to all faculty members in all academic fields except German Studies, German Language and Literature, and German Translation and Interpretation to attend intensive language courses at various Goethe-Institut locations in Germany. Four-week courses are offered year-round to applicants. Applications for the upcoming year are due on January 31, 2020.

DAAD Alumni Association
Alumni Association
2020 Sustaining Membership Renewal

Kindly renew your membership for 2020 or become a Sustaining Member of the DAAD Alumni Association if you have not done so already. Your contribution will be used to enable deserving students to study or do research in Germany. Thank you for supporting the DAAD Alumni Association in our mission to build international understanding: One Student at a Time!

Call for Nominations
Award for International Exchange

DAAD Alumni Association is soliciting nominations for the Award for International Exchange. This award honors an individual or organization from the academic, governmental, corporate, or philanthropic sectors for outstanding support of German-American academic exchange. Nominations, including self-nominations, accompanied by a brief biography, can be submitted until January 20th, 2020.

Call for Selection Committee Members
Call for Committee Members
Selection committee members sought in field of Biology

Full-time faculty members in the field of Biology are needed to serve on a volunteer basis on scholarship selection committees for North American applicants on February 21, 2020 in New York city. For more information on qualifications sought, compensation offered, as well as how to apply, please see the link provided below.

Job and Internship Opportunities
Internship Opportunity
IT Internship Network Administration at DAAD New York

Our DAAD regional office in New York is offering an internship in network administration. We are seeking Information Technology majors   who are nearing the end of their studies   or   IT graduate students. The internship will take place in New York City and interns will receive a stipend.

Internship Opportunity
Internship with DAAD New York

DAAD New York is offering an internship in higher education marketing and program administration. Responsibilities include helping with processing applications, marketing and social media assistance, internet research, and event organization.

Internship Opportunity
German American International Network (GAIN)

We are currently accepting applications for a summer internship at our New York office, starting May 15 or June 1 to August 31, 2020. The internship involves assisting with organizing the 20th Annual GAIN Conference of German Researchers - the largest forum for German PhD students, postdocs, and professors working in North America.

Study in Germany
Webinar Archive

Missed out on a webinar? You can find all past webinar presentations and recordings in our archive here .
Application Tip #116
How will I know when a decision on my application has been made?

We will be sure to contact you via the contact information provided with your application materials as soon as all decisions regarding submitted applications have been made by our selection committees!

Fun Fact
Ever wondered...

... what the code-like messages written in chalk above doorways in Catholic-majority regions in Germany mean? They tend to read "20*C+M+B*20" (depending on the year) and are blessings left behind on a house by observers of Dreikönigsfest, or the epiphany. On January 6th, children dress up as the three wise men Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar, and go door to door singing and blessing neighborhood homes with frankincense.

Get your degree in Germany -
Study in English!

Develop professional competencies and earn an 18-month job-searching visa. Access high-tech companies (SAP, Daimler, BASF, Audi) to secure a successful start in the labour market. Small international groups support your academic outcomes. Benefit from direct access to professors, career coaching and a startup-institut in a safe environment in the heart of Germany. Accommodation on campus available.

More information here .
This announcement has been prepared by:

DAAD Regional Office New York, 871 United Nations Plaza New York, NY 10017, legally represented by Dr. Dorothea Rüland, Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst e.V., Kennedyallee 50, 53175 Bonn
Tel.: (212) 758-3223 
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Bonn (Germany), registered with the Bonn District Court, Commercial Register Court VR 2105
Editorial staff:
Benedikt Brisch, Director DAAD New York
Casey Detrow, Peter R. Kerrigan, Editors
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