January 18, 2020
News from DAAD USA
Our offices will be closed on Monday, January 20th in observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
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
Learn German in Germany Short-term Language Grant

This grant is available to all faculty members in all academic fields except German Studies, German Language and Literature, and German Translation and Interpretation to attend intensive language courses at various Goethe-Institut locations in Germany. Four-week courses are offered year-round to applicants. Applications for the upcoming year are due on January 31, 2020.
A New Podcast About Research and Study in Germany
Coffee Connections
A Podcast by Hanni Geist, DAAD's West Coast Representative

Germany is a great country in which to study, research, live, and of course, travel. But don’t take our word for it. Hear from students and researchers themselves - every Saturday. - with Hanni Geist. The first episode goes live today, January 18th.

DAAD Alumni Video Contest
Video Contest
Tell us your story!

Are you a DAAD Alumnus or Alumna? Do you have a great story to tell about your time abroad? Then we are looking for you! Tell us your story in a short video. Did your scholarship have an impact on your life? Did you change? Do you have any special memories? Share your most special moments with us and participate in our contest. The best 3 videos will win a prize.
Call for Selection Committee Members
Call for Committee Members
Selection committee members sought in field of Biology

Full-time faculty members in the field of Biology are needed to serve on a volunteer basis on scholarship selection committees for North American applicants on February 21, 2020 in New York city. For more information on qualifications sought, compensation offered, as well as how to apply, please see the link provided below.
Job and Internship 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 and interns will receive a stipend.

Internship Opportunity
Internship with DAAD New York

DAAD New York is offering an internship in higher education marketing and program administration. Responsibilities include helping with processing applications, marketing and social media assistance, internet research, and event organization.

Internship Opportunity
German American International Network (GAIN)

We are currently accepting applications for a summer internship at our New York office, starting May 15 or June 1 to August 31, 2020. The internship involves assisting with organizing the 20th Annual GAIN Conference of German Researchers - the largest forum for German PhD students, postdocs, and professors working in North America.

In Profile
DAAD Young Ambassador
Amy Lebanoff

RISE Intern and Young Ambassador Amy Lebanoff spent three months conducting research at a technical university in Karlsruhe, Germany. She made a video highlighting her time abroad and the difference she noticed in German approaches to environmental awareness, public space, and more.

Check out Amy's video here.
Application Tip #117
If I want to apply this spring for a Master's program in Germany, do I still have to wait until the fall to apply for a DAAD graduate study scholarship?

Y es. Our applications are not on a rolling basis, which means that we only accept submissions for our graduate study scholarship once a year in the autumn, even though German university application deadlines are much later than ours for the winter semester.

Fun Fact
Did you know...

... that the German equivalent of the grilled cheese, and American comfort food classic, is something referred to as "Toast Hawaii?" Germans enjoy this snack at home or in small restaurants called Imbisse, as a quick and satisfying snack comprised of easily found ingredients: white bread that's toasted, canned pineapple slices, ham, melted cheese, and, in special cases, a maraschino cherry on top. Vegetarians can opt for a ham-free version. The dish was introduced in post-war 1950s West Germany by the TV cook Clemens Wilmenrod, and immediately became a hit—a delicacy considered simple to make but seemingly "exotic and upscale."

Open Registration for the Berlin Summer University of the Arts 2020

From June till September 2020, the Berlin Career College at the Berlin University of the Arts presents an international workshop programme aimed at artists, senior students, and graduates from all artistic disciplines. Inspiring courses in the field of Fine Arts, Design, Music, Performing Arts, Creative Entrepreneurship, and interdisciplinary workshops, are offered to the participants for international artistic exchange.

More information here .
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