Dear DAAD Friends and Alumni,

This is our June edition of the DAAD Australia Newsletter in 2021. We hope this newsletter finds you well. Stay up to date with what has been happening and what to look out for in regard to DAAD's activities in Australia and Germany!

We hope you enjoy the newsletter!

With kind regards from Sydney,

Katharina McGrath, Silke Schoppe & Stefanie Herta

UPDATE - IC Sydney
In light of the new and recent Delta coronavirus variant outbreak and subsequent lockdown in Sydney, our Information Centre in Sydney is curently closed to visitors until 12 July 2021. We continue to work remotely again and remain available for all concerns and queries through e-mail, phone and teleconferencing during normal business hours, Mondays to Fridays.

  • By Telephone+61272088119
  • Through Teleconferencing: please contact us via e-mail, and our staff will arrange an appointment and provide you with an access link.
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Upcoming Events
Falling Walls Lab NSW - 15 July 2021
Call for Application extended until 04 July 2021

Falling Walls Lab New South Wales will be held as a virtual event on 15 July from 5:30-7:30 pm, hosted by DAAD Australia and Euraxess AUS-NZ.

The aim of the Falling Walls Lab is to provide a diverse and interdisciplinary pool of students, researchers, and early-career professionals with a world-class platform that helps them to; drive their innovations; develop their communication skills; and connects them with each other to create a global network with an impactful and sustainable community of innovators & changemakers.

The call for applications is now open for Falling Walls Lab New South Wales. Students, researchers, and early-career professionals which are residents of NSW or the ACT are invited to apply with their ground-breaking research, business models, and initiatives from all disciplines.

Apply now to have a chance to present your innovative ideas - in a 3 minute presentation!

Application deadline: now 04 July 2021
Further information here
DAAD Lunchtime Webinar -
Master Studies & DAAD Graduate Scholarships
on 21 July (12 - 1pm)
Join us for this DAAD information session about Master Studies and DAAD graduate scholarships for Australians wanting to study a postgraduate degree at a German tertiary institution. We will cover topics such as university admission requirements, application procedures and financing for international students who are interested in studying in Germany. We will also provide essential information about the various scholarship programs that are on offer.
There are programs on offer for graduates of all disciplinary backgrounds as well as subject-specific scholarships for students of the creative arts sector such as Fine Art, Design, Film, Music, Architecture or the Performing Arts.

Please register here.
More Upcoming Events - Save the Dates!
29 July: German Careers Day Australia-wide Online
Goethe-Institut, Melbourne, DAAD Australia and University of Melbourne invite Year 8-12 students from Australia to join and to learn about career paths with German language skills. Teachers and students-please join from the comfort of your classroom.
Register here

13 September: NSW German Careers Day
Goethe-Institut, Sydney, DAAD Australia and Macquarie University will offer a face-to face Careers Day for Year 9-12 students from NSW and undergraduate students interested in German Language and culture, held from 10am-2:30pm at Macquarie University.
Register here

20 - 21 September: Symposium “Bioeconomy and Circular Economy – Tackling Global Challenges on a Global Scale”
This exciting event will be held in a hybrid format. Topics include

  • Importance of Bioeconomy and its relation to climate change and sustainable development goals/Australia’s Bioeconomy Policy
  • German-Australian Cooperation in the field of Bioeconomy
  • Industry-Research Connections and their importance in driving bioeconomic development & Research
  • Bioeconomy 2030 – Germany’s National Research Strategy and Funding Measures
Recent DAAD Australia Activities
Katharina McGrath, the director of DAAD Australia, has been very busy visiting several universities and institutions recently across eastern Australia, facilitating both information sessions and meetings in relation to study & research options in Germany. These events include:
  • Monash University & University of Melbourne, Melbourne - Presentations on DAAD funding opportunities available to PhD students and Early Career Researchers.
  • Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne - A discussion with staff in relation to collaborative opportunities inclusive of study tours to Germany, DAAD funding options for film graduates and scholarship funding programs for post-graduate study in Germany.

  • Harmonie German Club, Canberra - A general presentation on 'Working in Germany'.

  • German Embassy, Canberra – Attendance at the new signing of 'Enhanced partnership between the governments Germany and Australia'.

  • University of Sydney, Sydney - Participation in, and presentation at an information session on European Funding Opportunities for Australian researchers facilitated by EURAXESS Australia and New Zealand.

  • Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane (delivered online due to Covid restrictions) - An information session in relation to research grants and scholarships available to Master’s students, PhD students and researchers, including Postdocs and Early Career researchers with a focus on current programs for teaching and research collaboration.
Multilingualism is part of Europe
The European higher education area comprises 47 member states. It is inconceivable without this many languages. Preserving this linguistic diversity is important and English as a lingua franca is no substitute. That is why the DAAD is continuously working to strengthen the German language. In a series on multilingualism, DAAD Aktuell is looking at the situation in Europe this time. Read the article here.
DAAD 2020 Annual Report
The global corona pandemic posed major challenges for the international university landscape and thus also the work of the DAAD in the past year. Dealing with it constructively is a central theme of the 2020 annual report.
Read the report here
(in German only - the English edition will be published in July 2021)
Upcoming Scholarships, Grants & Programs

Call for Applications
PRIME - Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience

This program was initiated to support the international mobility of postdoctoral researchers by temporary positions at German universities in place of conventional scholarships. Funding is provided for 18 months, in which 12 months have to be spent abroad and 6 months (re-integration phase) at a German university.

Application deadline: 31 August 2021 (for stays that start in June 2022)

Further information here
Call for Applications
Study Scholarships - Postgraduate Studies in the Field of Architecture
This scholarship offers funding for projects in the area of design and planning. Lasting 10-24 months, the scholarship is suitable for foreign applicants who have gained a first university degree in the areas of Architecture, Interior Design, Monument Conservation, Urban Planning/Urban Development, Regional Planning, Landscape Architecture & Landscape Planning.

Application deadline: 30 September 2021 (for stays that start in October 2022)

Further information here
Call for Applications
Research Stays for University Academics and Scientists
This 1-3 months scholarship aims to support short-term research stays and promote both the exchange of experience and networking among colleagues. University teachers and scientists who have 1) completed a doctoral degree & 2) work at a university or research institute in their home country may apply.

Application Deadline: 15 October 2021 (for stays that start between March & July of 2022)

Further information here
Call for Applications
Re-invitation Program for Former Scholarship Holders
Enabling former scholarship holders (with at over six month's previous funding) to maintain contacts as part of DAAD's global alumni network and to carry out research and working projects in Germany. Provides between 1-3 months funding.
Application deadline: 15 October, 2021 (for stays that start between March & July of 2022)

Further information here
Call for Applications
Study Visits for Academics - Artists & Architects
Suitable for university teachers from the architecture, fine art, film, design, visual communication, music and performing arts disciplines, this 1-3 month programme aims to promote artistic cooperation with German host institutions.

Application deadline: 15 October 2021 (for stays that start between March & July of 2022)

Further information here
Call for Applications
One-Year Research Grants - Doctoral Candidates, Academics & Scientists
Research grants provide doctoral candidates, young academics and scientists with an opportunity to carry out a research project or a course of continuing education at a German university or non-university research institute.

Application deadline: 20 October 2021 (for stays that start in October 2022)

Further information here
Call for Applications
Study Scholarships - Master Studies for All Academic Disciplines
This 10-24 month scholarship provides excellently-qualified graduates who have completed a first degree (Bachelor, Diplom or comparable academic degree, with the opportunity to continue their academic education in Germany.

Application deadline: 20 October 2021 (for stays that start in October 2022)

Further information here
"Research in Germany" June Newsletter
A knowledge repository for the entire research landscape – this is what Germany’s new National Research Data Infrastructure is aiming for. The first consortia now have started their work, and to this end will receive 750 million euros over the coming years. As usual, you will find individual funding and career advice for international researchers in our June issue, too, and gain insights into an architect’s research into more sustainable building materials. And of course, we are still happy to meet you at our events – at least virtually. Enjoy!

View the newsletter here.
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