October 14th, 2017
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

October 18th, 2017, Webinar: MA/Doctoral Programs in Berlin & Munich
November 1st, 2017, Webinar: Undergraduate Study Opportunities

Upcoming Application Deadlines

November 4th: Research Grants  
December 15th: RISE Germany  and RISE Professional (opens Nov 1st)
DAAD Scholarships and Grants
Call for Applications
Study Scholarship for Graduates of All Disciplines

Highly qualified final year undergraduate students may apply for the DAAD Study Scholarship for a full Master's degree program at a German university or for study at a German university as part of a postgraduate or Master's degree program completed in the home country. Apply by Nov 4th.


Deadline extended
RISE Worldwide - Offer an Internship

The RISE Worldwide program offers research internships for German Bachelor students in the fields of natural sciences and engineering. Research institutes all over the world can participate in hosting an intern. RISE Worldwide supports the students with a monthly scholarship. Submit your internship offerings by Oct 23rd, 2017.

Award Ceremony
DAAD Alumna Margaret Atwood Wins Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 

Author Margaret Atwood has been announced as the 2017 recipient of the  Peace Prize of the German Book Trade . She will receive this award at the close of the Frankfurt Book Fair on October 15th. In  this interview , Ms. Atwood recalls her experience with DAAD's Berlin Artists Program (in German).

Undergraduate Opportunities feat. UAS7 , Nov 1st, 2017

This upcoming webinar will feature a brief 10 minute presentation introducing the Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS7), followed by a moderated Q&A with audience participation.

In Profile
Inside DAAD
Robin Sommer - DAAD Alumni

Robin Sommer is the CTO and co-founder of Corelight, 
a San Francisco-based cyber security startup offering powerful network visibility solutions. He is also a Senior Researcher at Berkeley’s International Computer Science Institute, where he leads the team developing the open-source Bro network security monitor.

Higher Education in Germany
Study by IIE
Study Abroad Impacts Employability

According to The Pie News, a recent report by DAAD's partner organization, the Institute of International Education (IIE), reveals that study abroad is even more beneficial than expected. More than half of the 4,500 respondents credit their experience abroad with helping them get a job.

Job Announcement
Program Director GAIN

A joint initiative of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the German Research Foundation (DFG) and associated members, GAIN is searching for a new program director to manage the network and its relationships in North America.

Living in Germany
BMW Center for German and European Studies
Panel Discussion hosted on German Bundestag Election

On Tuesday, October 3, 2017, the BMW Center hosted a panel discussion on the results of the German Bundestag Election held on September 24, 2017. Each of the five panelists shared their thoughts on the recent election, starting with the struggle that many Germans are still going through to understand the outcome

Unique Student Accomodation
Living Across Generations

A unique living model is gaining popularity in German university towns: students live with elderly people. In exchange for low or free rent, the students help with tasks around the house, errands, or simply give their time, for example, by playing a game of cards.

Fun Fact
Did you know that...

...the airbag was invented in Germany by Mercedes Benz? Click the link below to learn more about German innovations.


Application Tip #17
What does 'postmarked' mean?

Most of our grants will require that certain components, e.g. a letter of recommendation, be mailed to us. In order to meet the application deadline, it must be postmarked on the deadline date. This means, the letter must have been received (and stamped!) by the post office the latest on that date.

Editorial Details

Dr. Nina Lemmens, Director DAAD New York
Katrin Kempiners, Peter Kerrigan, Editors

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