February 23rd, 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 Scholarships and Grants
Call for Applications
Germany Today Tour, June 17th-23rd, 2018

DAAD invites representatives from universities, research institutions, and funding agencies in the United States and Canada to join us for our “Germany Today” Information Tour 2018 on " Getting to Know Germany’s Universities of Applied Sciences:Applied Research, Career- Focused Training, and International Outlook." Apply by March 2nd, 2018.

Call for Applications
DAAD Postdoctoral Fellows at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University

The academic year 2018/19 at SAIS will focus on “The United States, Europe, and Global Order.” Each Fellow will complete a research paper related to this during the period of residence. Apply by April 15th, 2018.

Call for Applications
DAAD-AICGS Fellowship Program

The  DAAD-AICGS Research Fellowship Program is designed to bring scholars and specialists working on Germany, Europe, and/or transatlantic relations to AICGS, which is located in Washington, DC, for stays of two to three months each. Apply by April 15th, 2018.

Research in Germany
European Career Fair, Feb 24-25

Are you ready to take the next step in your scientific career? Meet our delegation of more than 30 German universities and research institutions at the European Career Fair, February 24 to 25 in Cambridge, USA. Take the opportunity and learn about vacant PhD and postdoctoral positions in one of Europe’s most advanced research nations!

Higher Education in Germany
A Direct Path to Studying in Germany

Higher education institutions in Germany offer the highest academic standards – and as such are the perfect springboard for a successful career at home or worldwide. The Goethe-Institut’s Studienbrücke program is specifically designed to prepare high-school students from the US wishing to embark on a course of study in Germany. Apply by March 30th.

Research in Germany
PhD Studies and Research

Science and research in Germany are characterized by a distinguished infrastructure, a wide variety of disciplines, well-equipped research facilities and competent staff. Germany offers various career opportunities for international PhD students and researchers. Learn more by clicking the link below.

Living in Germany
Take me to the Sea Shore
German Islands

Germany has about 70 islands strewn along its North Sea and Baltic Sea coastlines. The unique Wadden Sea in the North has even made it on UNESCO's World Heritage list, for its unique flora and fauna. Click the link below to learn more about one of Germany's unique landscapes.

Application Tip #33
How do get credit in the US for coursework I do in Germany?

ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) is the name of the system which the European Commission introduced to make it easier for students to complete coursework abroad for credit. Many institutions in the European Union have already introduced the ECTS in some or all subjects. After completing your studies abroad, your academic achievements (including your grades) are transferred as ECTS credits and can then be recognized in North America.

Fun Fact
Did you know that...

...sustainable travel is becoming very popular in Germany? Look no further for an environmentally conscious holiday. From hiking in the Alps to acclaimed vegetarian cuisine and environmentally friendly buildings, Germany has a lot to offer. The Island Juist in the North Sea recently even received the German Sustainability Award.


Research Explorer Ruhr (RER)
Research Explorer Ruhr (RER) invites young academics (doctoral or early postdoctoral level) to explore the research landscape in the Ruhr Area and at Ruhr University Bochum. During the two-week program, participants discuss their research projects with professors in their fields of specialization, familiarize themselves with institutes and clusters that fit their research profiles, learn about post-doctoral funding opportunities and plan their next career move.
The program covers:
- Travel to and from Bochum
- Visa costs
- Accommodation in Bochum
- Lunch vouchers
Deadline for application is March 1, 2018. More information on  http://www.research-school.rub.de/rer.0.html 
Editorial Details

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

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