June 30th, 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
Call for Applications
Postdoctoral Researchers' Networking Tour 2018

The tour offers on-site visits to universities, research institutes and companies in the field of artificial intelligence, discussions with experts and numerous networking opportunities. Program related costs and a travel allowance are covered by DAAD . The tour takes place Sept 23rd-29th, 2018. Apply by July 15th, 2018. 

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. 

Call for Applications
Special Grant “History of 1014 Fifth Avenue, NY

In cooperation with DAAD, the German Academy New York is offering a grant for research on the history of 1014 Fifth Avenue, New York.  Fellowships are awarded for specific research in New York, Montana, and Germany.
 Apply by July 1st, 2018. 


Call for Applications
Falling Walls Lab, Sept 13th, New York

The German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) is hosting the Falling Walls Lab, a global forum for innovators to pitch their research and business ideas. Entrepreneurs, innovators, and researchers will present their ground-breaking projects and business plans in three-minute pitches. Apply by July 27th.

Call for Applications: Participation Grants and Start-Up Pitch
GAIN Conference 2018, Sept 7th-9th

Participation grants  are available to German-speaking researchers interested in a career in Germany. There are only a few left, so make sure to apply now! Also, new this year: the GAIN Award 2018 . This award provides start-up founders the opportunity to perfect their idea with coaching and mentoring at a German university. Learn more at the link below.

Higher Education in Germany and the US
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 1st.


International Students Recommend Studying in Germany

A recent survey commissioned by the German ministry of Education revealed that 84% of international students in Germany would recommend Germany as a place to study to their peers. The main reasons cited are increased contact to professors and sufficient preparatory courses and German classes. Read on by clicking the link below.

German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI)
Media and Operations Intern Wanted

The German Center for Research and Innovation seeks a media and operations intern for a minimum of 6 months .
This position requires a commitment of 38.5 hours per week; additional evening and weekend hours may be necessary. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Apply by July 22nd, 2018.


In Profile
DAAD Alumna
Christina Gerhardt

Christina Gerhardt is Associate Professor at the University of Hawaii. She has held visiting appointments at the Freie Universität, Harvard University, Columbia University and the University of California at Berkeley. She has been awarded grants by many funding organizations, including DAAD.


German Language
Summer Expressions
German words you can't go without in the summer

If you are planning on spending some time abroad in Germany this summer, make sure to brush up on essential vocabulary. You will most likely feel "urlaubsreif" before you go, and you may have been suffering from "Fernweh" for a while. Discover the meanings of these words and many more at the link below.


Application Tip #49
How do I ensure that my students and peers stay up to date on upcoming calls for applications?

The easiest way is to forward them this newsletter. Or even better, have them subscribe using the link below. As soon as the application portal for upcoming grants and scholarships opens, we make sure to announce it here as well!

Fun Fact
Did you know that...

...Germany has eight consulates across the United States (plus the embassy in DC)? From Atlanta, Boston, Houston and Chicago, to LA, Miami, New York and San Francisco, a consulate near you will be able to help you with any visa-related questions for your stay abroad in Germany.


ERG Kampagne: Unterstützung von Scholars at Risk
Anlässlich des 70. Gründungsjahres der Freien Universität Berlin hat die Ernst-Reuter-Gesellschaft e.V. eine Spendenkampagne gestartet. Ziel ist es, in den kommenden fünf Jahren jährlich zwei bedrohten ForscherInnen einen Aufenthalt an der Freien Universität zu ermöglichen und damit einen Ort und die Zeit ihre wissenschaftliche Arbeit fortzusetzen.

This announcement has been prepared by:

DAAD Regional Office New York, 871 United Nations Plaza New York, NY 10017, legally represented by Dr. Dorothea Rüland, Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst e.V., Kennedyallee 50, 53175 Bonn
Tel.: (212) 758-3223 
Fax: (212) 755-5780
Head office:
Bonn (Germany), registered with the Bonn District Court, Commercial Register Court VR 2105
Editorial staff:
Dr. Nina Lemmens, Director DAAD New York
Katrin Kempiners, Peter Kerrigan, Editors
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