December 8th, 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
RISE Germany

RISE Germany is a 10-12 week summer internship program for undergraduates in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, engineering, and computer science. Bachelor students receive the opportunity to work with researchers at universities and research institutions across Germany. The working language is English.  Apply by December 15th.

Call for Applications
RISE Professional

RISE Professional offers summer research internships in Germany to Master’s and PhD students from North America at companies and non-university research institutions with strong relations to industry in the same fields as mentioned above. Apply by December 15th.

Call for Applications
Learn German in Germany

DAAD offers grants to 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.  Apply by January 31st, 2019.

Scientific Achievements
Transatlantic Spaces
NASA InSight lands on Mars

NASA InSight lander successfully arrived on Mars seven months after it began its journey in space to begin its study of the deep interior of the red planet. A number of European partners, including the German Aerospace Center, support the InSight mission.

German Future Prize 2018
Deutscher Zukunftspreis Awarded

This years's German Future Prize (Deutscher Zukunftspreis) was awarded to a team of researchers from North-Rhine Westphalia, who have succeeded in developing an anti-virus medication that protects against a specific virus during bone marrow transplant operation.

DAAD Alumni Network
Stay Connected!
DAAD Alumni Association on LinkedIn

Join the DAAD AA on LinkedIn to connect or reconnect with other alumni who participated in a experience abroad through the German Academic Exchange Service. Log on to LinkedIn to view the group here!
Alumniportal Deutschland Advent Calendar
Christmas Season
Adventskalendar 2018

Guessing instead of waiting – the Alumniportal Deutschland has prepared an Advent calendar for your entertainment!
Answer a new question every day about German delicacies during the Advent season:
Job 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.


Internship Opportunity
Marketing and Program Administration at DAAD New York

Our DAAD regional office in New York is offering an internship in  higher education marketing and program administration .


Missed out on a webinar? You can find all past webinar presentations and recordings in our archive here .
Application Tip #67
Who can apply for RISE Professional?

The RISE Professional internship program is open to graduate students at universities in the United States, Canada, Great Britain or Ireland. Undergraduate students may apply if they are RISE Germany Alumni. Find out more in the RISE Professional FAQ section here .
Fun Fact
Did you know...

that it widely believed that the tradition of decorating trees began with Martin Luther placing lit candles on his Christmas tree in the 16th century!

Call for Project Proposals

The Future of My City , a new transatlantic student project that is part of the Year of German-American Friendship invites students from the Ruhr Area in Germany and the American Rust Belt to share their ideas on the future of their cities. Join an international team of students and experts, and win a trip to Germany’s Ruhr Area or to the Rust Belt region in the U.S. Register by January 28th, 2019.

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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 
Fax: (212) 755-5780
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Bonn (Germany), registered with the Bonn District Court, Commercial Register Court VR 2105
Editorial staff:
Peter R. Kerrigan, Acting Director DAAD New York
Jessica von Tresckow, Peter R. Kerrigan, Editors
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