March 16, 2019
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! 
Important Dates

DAAD Programs, Scholarships, and Grants
Call for Applications
DAAD Young Ambassadors Program

The DAAD Young Ambassadors Program is an exciting opportunity for undergraduate and Master's students from North America who have recently studied or interned in Germany and are interested in promoting study in Germany at their home institutions.  Apply by April 15th, 2019.

Call for Applications
German Studies Research Grant

This specialized DAAD program offers 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, 2019.

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, by the time they begin their grant supported research, or those who have already completed a PhD (postdocs).  Apply by May 1st, 2019.

Meet us in New York!
Germany Grad Fair 2019

Are you an undergraduate or graduate student looking for opportunities in Germany? Or are you a career services or education abroad professional looking to expand your knowledge on what Germany has to offer as a study abroad and research destination? If so, then come join us for the Germany Grad Fair 2019 on Friday, March 29th from 4-7PM .

Internship Opportunities
Internship Opportunities
GAIN Summer Internships 2019

We are currently accepting applications for two summer internships in our New York office. The internships involve assisting with organizing the 19th Annual GAIN Conference of German Researchers - the largest forum for German PhD students, postdocs, and professors working in North Americ a. Apply by March 28th, 2019.

DAAD Alumni Network
National Book Critics Circle Award
Belonging by Nora Krug

DAAD Alumna Nora Krug received the National Book Critics Circle prize for her autobiography Belonging: A German Reckons With History and Home . Krug is a renowned German-American author and illustrator and h er insightful graphic memoir Belonging tells the story of confronting the hidden truths of her family’s past and to comprehend the forces that have shaped her life, her generation, and history. 

International Education
Going Global 2019
British Council Teams up with DAAD

The British Council's annual conference for leaders of international higher education, Going Global, will be held for the first time in Berlin this May. This year's conference, held in cooperation with DAAD, will be centered around the theme " Knowledge diplomacy and the digital world: does international tertiary education have a role?"   Find out more (in German) about the cooperation and register here .
Living in Germany
Time Changes
Daylight Saving Time

The United States has set its clocks forward by an hour as of Sunday, March 10th. In Europe, this happens on the last Sunday of March, so, for a few weeks, the time difference between Germany and the United States will be only five hours. But, too, might change. The European Parliament is set to end EU-wide daylight saving time in 2021 as current discussions on the topic seek to address which EU countries will be making which changes.

St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day is a cultural and religious celebration held on March 17th. This Irish national holiday is also celebrated widely throughout the globe in places nearer, like Munich , and places a bit further, like New York . If you catch a flight quickly enough, you might be able to attend both celebrations!
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 #78
I am applying for the Short Term Research Grant this year by the deadline of May 1st. When should I be planning my research stay in Germany?

Short-term grants with the May deadline must be started between four and twelve months after the application deadline .

Fun Fact
Did you know...

... th at the German word for Germany (Deutschland) comes from a combination of the Old High German word "diutisc", which means "belonging to the people" and "Land," which means land in German.

FU Berlin (FU-BEST)  

Freie Universität Berlin European Studies Program (FU-BEST) is currently accepting applications for the German PLUS + course package for the Fall Semester 2019. German PLUS + features specialized language and subject courses in German, designed for students with advanced German language abilities. For more information, please visit or contact

Learn more  here.
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