April 8th, 2017
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April 11th, 12-1pm EDT, New York
Webinar: Part-time Online Learning Programs Solar and Wind Energy
In this webinar, learn more about pursuing a Master's of Science in Solar Energy Engineering and in Wind Energy Systems. Both programs are taught online and are offered by the two Universities of Freiburg and Kassel in combination with the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems and Wind Energy. Register for free now!
April 20th, 7:30 pm EDT
Sound Understanding Concert
Sound Understanding is DAAD and the DAAD Alumni Association's annual concert showcasing the young, talented DAAD music fellows from Germany who have spent the past year studying at music schools in the US and Canada. The music fellows are selected in a national competition among the best students of Germany's renowned music colleges. Reserve your ticket here!
Calls for Application - Apply Now!
Deadline: May 1st, 2017
DAAD 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 at the latest by the time they begin their grant supported research, or those who have already completed a PhD (postdocs). See our website for details on the application. Please note that the deadline has changed and that applications are due by May 1st.
Deadline: May 15th, 2017
Research Stays and Re-Invitation Grants
DAAD offers grants for one to three months in all academic disciplines to scholars at US and Canadian institutions of higher education to pursue research at universities, libraries, archives, institutes or laboratories in Germany. The aim of this particular program is to enable former scholarship holders to carry out research projects in Germany and to maintain contacts as part of DAAD’s global alumni network. Grants are awarded for research and work projects and cannot be used for travel only. Please find details on the application here.
Our Questions, Your Answers! - Newsletter Survey
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The 2017 Annual DAAD Contest : The Life of Martin Luther
In celebration of the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s Ninety-Five Theses, the theme of the 2017 DAAD Annual Contest will be the major life events of this great theologian and critical thinker, whose writings sent shock waves throughout religious institutions of 16th century Europe. The contest challenge consists of completing a timed 15-question quiz on the biography of this founding father of the Protestant Reformation. Please note, that you will be scored for both accuracy and speed and that questions must be answered in the order in which they appear. Finally, good luck and have fun testing your Luther-IQ!
Only full-time students currently enrolled in a degree program at a North American college or university are eligible to participate. See official rules.
The first prize is a free round-trip airfare to Germany.
The second-prize is a GoPro Hero Camera.
The third-prize is a $50 gift card toward a book on Martin Luther.
The deadline for this contest will be Tuesday, April 18th, a significant date in Martin Luther’s life.
Play the quiz and find out why!
The results will be announced in early June.
DAAD Supports March for Science on April 22nd, 2017
DAAD and the alliance of science organizations in Germany support the March for Science which will take place around the world on April 22nd, 2017. Initiate din the US, the March aims to raise awareness for the importance of free and unimpeded scientific inquiry and takes a stand against attacks on academic freedom. In Germany, academic freedom is enshrined in its constitution. The alliance of German science organizations regularly addresses issues on education and research policy and contributes to the development of a competitive and innovative research landcape in Germany. Learn more here (German only).
DAAD Internship Opportunity in Network Adminstration
Our DAAD regional office in New York is 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 in a Windows environment of approx. 30 users. This is an excellent opportunity for an IT student to gain hands-on experience in network administration in an international setting. Working directly with our information officer, the IT intern will be involved in IT-related projects and will assist our team with IT issues. These range from infrastructure maintenance (network/server administration) to occasional troubleshooting and help desk tasks. See full description here.
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Explore international excellence: Attend Universität Hamburg’s four-week summer program in Particles, Strings and Cosmology. Study comprehensive physics, visit leading research institutions, and delve into German culture while exploring Hamburg and its surroundings. Undergraduate (4th year), graduate, and doctoral students who fulfill the program requirements (see attached flyer/ program website) may apply online until 30 April 2017: www.uni-hamburg.de/summerschool-psc.
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