July 28th, 2018
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! 
DAAD Programs, Scholarships, and Grants
Updated Scholarship
RISE Scholarship now covers travel costs

DAAD's popular RISE Internship program now includes additional funding, which will allow DAAD to cover travel costs for award winners in the US and Canada to and from Germany. To learn more about the RISE program, upcoming application deadlines and scholarship specifics, click the link below.

Call for Applications
Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience (P.R.I.M.E.)

This funding program addresses postdocs of all nationalities, who see their future career in Germany, but who first wish to spend some time researching abroad. Funding is provided for 18 months, of which 12 have to be spent abroad and 6 at a German university.  Apply by August 31st, 2018. 

Job Opportunities
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. Apply by August 15th.


Job Opportunity
Director of Liaison Office New York City

The UAS7 consortium of seven leading universities of applied sciences in Germany operates a Liaison Office in New York (closely linked to the German Academic Exchange Service / DAAD) to promote German-American educational cooperation. The consortium is searching for a new Director of the New York office (full-time).


In Profile
DAAD Alumna
Julia Phillips - Artist and DAAD Alumna

MoMA PS1 is exhibiting works by Julia Phillips until September 2018. Born in Hamburg in 1985, Julia is currently exhibiting her work in both New York and Berlin. Her art focuses on the vulnerability of human relationships in all their forms, from the individual to the political. Click the link below for a portrait on the young artist.

Higher Education in Germany and the US
DAAD Leadership
Christian Müller named new Deputy Secretary-General

Christian Müller is the new Deputy Secretary-General of DAAD. He follows in the footsteps of Ulrich Grothus, who is retiring after 30 impactful years in various leadership roles at DAAD. Müller will represent DAAD at its office in Berlin to help shape DAAD's answers to the global challenges that lie ahead.

German Culture
Festival Season
Festivals in Germany - The Top Five

The Alumniportal Deutschland has compiled a useful list of the five most popular festivals in Germany. Beginning in August, these festivals run for several weeks - there is hardly a month without one until the end of fall! Whether you are planning a trip to the famous Oktoberfest in Munich or to a traditional summer Kirmes, there is something for everyone!


Application Tip #51
Can I receive extra funding for a language course before my program starts?

Not if the class is part of your study abroad program. However, if you are planning to independently take a language course in Germany, DAAD has a limited amount of funding for language classes. This funding is available for students who will be in Germany for the academic year. Please state in your proposal that you would like to take a language class. Be aware that you may have to arrive in Germany in late August to participate.

Fun Fact
Did you know that...

...even though the German soccer team was eliminated early in this year's tournament, it is one of the most successful teams? Tied with Italy at four wins since the inception of the World Cup, Germany's team has only been outperformed by Brazil who has claimed five World Cup victories to date.


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