In This Issue:

Max Weber Professor Christine Landfried Receives Schader Prize

The Center for Mind, Brain and Cognitive Evolution announces fellowships for the academic year 2016/17

Two Job Openings at DAAD New York

Germany Today 2016: German Higher Education Institutions and Their Training Strategies for a Changing Employment Market


February 5, 2016

Max Weber Professor Christine Landfried Receives Schader Prize

Photo: Bert Brüggemann

Christine Landfried, DAAD's Max Weber Professor for German and European Studies at NYU, has been awarded the 2016 Schader Prize, an annual award for innovative work in the social sciences. The Schader Foundation Senate bestowed the prize on Prof. Landfried in acknowledgement of her interdisciplinary academic work with great impact in the fields of political science and law. Her groundbreaking research addresses issues such as constitutional policy, the influence of (inter)national courts on politics, European integration and political corruption.

The Schader Prize is endowed with 15,000 euros and will be presented in May 2016 in Darmstadt by Dieter Grimm, constitutional judge and former head of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin. Since 1988, the Schader Foundation has worked to promote the dialogue between social science theory and practice. The Schader Foundation's full press release may be viewed here (German only)

The Center for Mind, Brain and Cognitive Evolution announces fellowships for the academic year 2016/17

The Center for Mind, Brain and Cognitive Evolution at the Ruhr University Bochum announces senior and junior fellowships for the academic year 2016/2017. MBC is a cooperative platform that fosters interdisciplinary research projects and supports special MA programs at the intersection of philosophy, psychology, psychiatry and neuroscience. Research projects integrate four methodological approaches: the philosophical analysis of mental phenomena (MIND), the investigation of physiological processes (BRAIN), the study of behavioral patterns including computational modeling and comparative studies of cognitive functions (Cognitive Evolution). The goal of the center is to develop a new understanding of cognition focusing on social cognition, self and action, concepts and categorization, and learning and memory.

For details, please visit

Deadline for applications: March 31st, 2016.

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Two Job Openings at DAAD New York

DAAD's New York office is offering a high-level internship in network administration for Information Technology majors who are nearing the end of their studies or IT-graduate students. The internship will take place in our New York City office in a Windows environment of under 50 users. The internship has a flexible starting date and would last six months. Applications for a one-year internship will also be considered. For more details, click here.

We are also currently looking for a part-time (12 - 18 hours/week) Marketing/Social Media Assistant with the German Academic International Network (GAIN). GAIN is a network of German scholars and scientists in North America. GAIN is a joint initiative of DAAD, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH) and the German Research Foundation (DFG), as well as a number of associated members, including the German Rectors' Conference, the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers, the Leibniz Association and the Max Planck Society.

Responsibilities for this position will include: - Writing and editing the monthly electronic German-language newsletter - Writing and distributing press releases - Maintaining GAIN Social Media - Content management, editorial and technical oversight of the German-language website ( - Help with other tasks as needed.

Please send resume and cover letter via email to Ms. Solveig Berkman ( with the subject “GAIN Assistant.” The ideal start date would be February 15 or March 1, 2016. For more information on this job opening, please click here.

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The third Frankfurt Summer School “Summer of Knowledge” organized by Goethe University will take place from July 18 to August 12, 2016. Frankfurt Summer School covers three subject areas:

1) Legal Studies - Law in Modern Societies: Fundamental, International and Interdisciplinary Aspects
2) Psychology - Social Psychology and Organizational Behavior.
3) Natural and Life Sciences - Current and Ancient Biodiversity and Environments in the Context of Global Change

All courses are held in English. Excursions and study tours to the German cities of Heidelberg and Berlin as well as a weekend visit to the French town of Strasbourg are also part of the program. German language courses for beginners and more advanced learners take place in small learning groups. The deadline for applications is 31 March 2016. Find out more about Frankfurt Summer School at:

Germany Today 2016: German Higher Education Institutions and Their Training Strategies for a Changing Employment Market

DAAD invites representatives from universities, research institutions, and funding agencies in the United States and Canada, as well as colleagues from the fields of education policy and politics, to join us for our “Germany Today” Information Tour 2016. This year’s trip will focus on the initiatives of German Higher Education institutions to develop professional opportunities for its graduates at a national and international level.

On this trip, the group will visit institutions in Stuttgart, Heidelberg, Darmstadt and Bonn. The program will be interactive: our hosts will provide valuable insights into their activities, and you will be asked to share your perspective and expertise with them, as well. The program will take place June 12 – June 18, 2016 and be in English. Program-related costs in Germany (accommodation, domestic travel, most meals) will be covered by DAAD. Applicants must have U.S./Canadian citizenship or permanent residency, and have special interest in Germany and transatlantic co-operation, and a relevant professional position. They should not have recently participated in another information trip to Germany.

Please submit applications – ideally as one .pdf document - by March 14, 2016 to Visit the program website to download the application and view more details:
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