July 27, 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

GAIN Annual Conference 2019
German Science and Career Fair
GAIN19 in San Francisco

Come to GAIN19 in San Francisco from August 23rd-24th! The annual conference and talent fair is the largest German science and research career fair in the US. I t is an ideal place for MA, PhD, and postdoctoral students, as well as junior faculty of all disciplines to learn about academic careers and funding opportunities in Germany. You can connect with representatives from over 100 German universities, research institutions, and funding agencies. Find out more today!
Falling Walls Lab Boston
Apply Now!
Falling Walls Lab Boston

Calling  talented scientists and entrepreneurs to pitch their cutting-edge ideas and innovations at the Falling Walls Lab Boston in September! The winner will receive airfare to and accommodation at the Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin in November. Apply by August 15th, 2019.

German Universities of Excellence
Higher Education in Germany
Universities of Excellence Announced

The Excellence Commission announced that ten universities and one university consortium have been awarded the illustrious title "Universities of Excellence" and will receive permanent institutional funding. The Excellence Strategy seeks to strengthen advanced research at German universities, encourage their further development, and enhance cooperation between research and higher education.

German(y) in the US
Transatlantic Ties
Berlin in the US

You don't have to travel across the Atlantic to visit Berlin! Scattered across the United States are at least 26 cities that bear the same name as the capital city of Germany. This speaks to the influence of German immigrants as they settled in the United States and the heritage they brought with them.

German Language
Where German is Still Spoken in the US

In the 18th century, groups of German immigrants from the Palatinate region of southwest Germany settled in rural Pennsylvania. Three hundred years later, Pennsilfannisch Deitsch ("Pennsylvania Dutch"), a German dialect spoken by the population, still thrives and German customs and culture are still visible today.

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 #97
I will begin the last year of my undergraduate degree this year and graduate in May 2020. I would like to do my Master's degree in Germany directly after this. When should I apply for funding?

The next dead line for our Study Scholarship for Graduates of All Academic Disciplines is November 4th, 20 19.* This deadline is for funding for the academic year 2020-2021, so if you would like to begin your studies in Germany after graduating in May 2020, you should apply for this upcoming deadline.

*Please note that the Study Scholarships for Artistic Fields includes several different deadlines.
Fun Fact
Did you know...

... that the state that produces the most wine in Germany is Rhineland-Palatinate, which is also home to the German Wine Institute?

Study and Internship Programs in Germany (SIP) | Apply by October 1 for Spring 2020
Applications are now open for Study and Internship Programs (SIP) at 7 German universities of applied sciences (Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Bremen, Osnabruck, Cologne & Munster). Undergrad & grad students apply by Oct. 1, 2019. UAS7 travel scholarships are available. Download SIP flyer at www.uas7.org or message info@uas7.org.

Learn more  here.
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