March 28, 2020
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! 
A note on the coronavirus: DAAD is closely following the developments regarding the coronavirus in order to flexibly react to changing situations. In affected areas, we are in contact with scholarship holders, their families, and local employees in order to provide them with the best possible support.

For more information, visit
DAAD President Prof. Mukherjee on COVID-19
Updates on Programs and Events

“The coronavirus pandemic has now become a global challenge [...],” says DAAD President Prof. Joybrato Mukherjee. The restrictions are having a direct effect on the DAAD, its member higher education institutions and student bodies. Our mission “Change through Exchange” can only work if an exchange is actually possible. However, over the next few weeks and months, we are expecting to see continued and substantial restrictions in worldwide exchange, in our provision of funding and in the organization of events. We are therefore supporting our member higher education institutions in their endeavors to prevent the virus from spreading quickly." Read full statement here .

Program changes for 2020 (click here for a full list and more general information):

  • RISE Germany & RISE Professional: Both programs are cancelled for 2020. Scholarship recipients will be given priority in the next round of applications for internships 2021. Please note, due to the nature of the program, internship offerings may change.
  • University Summer Course Grants: Courses are cancelled for summer 2020. Open applications cannot be considered for 2020 summer courses.

Event changes:

  • Sound Understanding 2020 is cancelled, see full statement here.
  • Falling Walls Lab will take place virtually. See more information here.

Important Dates & Deadlines for DAAD Programs, Scholarships, & Grants

As of now, we expect all funding, programs and internships below to resume as planned. For any updates, please visit the funding page and .

May 15: Research Stays
DAAD Network
Free online course: How to apply for a PhD in Germany

Register now for our free online course on how to apply for a PhD in Germany! Learn more about how to write a good application, the characteristics of the German research landscape and many other useful topics. The course is online until April 30
Episode 8 Out Today
Coffee Connections Podcast

Hanni Geist of DAAD's San Francisco Information Point has produced another episode in her podcast series, "Coffee Connections." Tune in this weekend as the newest episode is released! Available on iTunes, Soundcloud and Stitcher.

DAAD Young Ambassadors Program
As of now, we expect the program below to continue as planned. For any updates, please visit .
Deadline April 20, 2020
Applications for DAAD Young Ambassadors are open

Young Ambassadors are undergraduate students who studied abroad in Germany and promote study in Germany at their home universities with help from the DAAD. They inspire their fellow students to study in Germany by working with their universities’ study abroad offices, volunteering at study abroad fairs, answering questions from students, and organizing their own events on campus.
DAAD Funding
As of now, we expect funding opportunities to continue as planned. For any updates, please visit the funding page and .
Deadline May 1, 2020
Short-Term Research Grants

Short-Term Research Grants are awarded for one to six months to highly qualified candidates who will 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 to those who have already completed a PhD (postdocs). 
Deadline May 15, 2020
Research Stays

Research Stays are awarded for one to three months in all academic disciplines to scholars at US and Canadian institutions of higher education (with at least two years' full-time experience in research/teaching after their PhD) to pursue research at universities, libraries, archives, institutes or laboratories in Germany.
Deadline May 1, 2020
German Studies Research Grant

German Studies Research Grants are awarded for one to two months to highly qualified US and Canadian undergraduate and graduate students nominated by their department/program chairs.
Internship Opportunities
As of now, we expect all internships below to continue as planned. For any updates, please visit .
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
Internship with the German Academic International Network (GAIN) New York

GAIN New York is offering an internship, which involves assisting with organizing the 20th Annual GAIN Conference of German Researchers . Responsibilities include a wide spectrum of tasks from helping with web site content, social media activity as well as organizational and planning activities.
Upcoming Events
German Center for Research and Innovation (DWIH)
Falling Walls Lab Call for Applications

DWIH’s annual Falling Walls Lab New York will take place virtually on May 7 th , 2020. We invite students, scientists and entrepreneurs from across North America to pitch their innovative ideas in 3 minutes to win a trip to Berlin for the Falling Walls Annual Conference in November. Applications are now being accepted. Click the link below to find out more!
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Tel.: (212) 758-3223 
Head office:
Bonn (Germany), registered with the Bonn District Court, Commercial Register Court VR 2105
Editorial staff:
Benedikt Brisch, Director DAAD New York
Casey Detrow
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