In This Issue:

DAAD's "Bauhaus in Your House" Photo Contest - The Results Are In!

"Wissenschaft weltoffen 2016" reports significant increase of foreign/international scientists in Germany

Extended Deadline for International Parliamentary Scholarship Program

AICGS now accepting applications for the next round of DAAD fellowships

DAAD-AICGS Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in German & European Studies



July 25, 2016

DAAD's "Bauhaus in Your House" Photo Contest - The Results Are In!

After the polls closed on DAAD's "Bauhaus in Your House" Photo Contest, your votes have been tallied and we have our winners! The public was asked to select its favorite photo from the submissions of six finalists. Over 800 people participated in the online voting and chose these three winners:

First Prize: Isabella Gonzalez of University of California, Santa Barbara

"Herbert Bayer's Chromatic Gate in Santa Barbara, where I attend the University of California. Originally funded by the oil industry, now it is mostly associated with LGBT pride. I like that it doesn't include green because I know Kandinsky hates green."

Second Prize: Taylor Tibbs of Carthage College

"This peculiar lamp is suspended in the Straz Science Center in Kenosha, WI. Its shape echoes inspirations of the Bauhaus as its simple design reflects the energy between the subatomic bonds of a hydrogen atom as light – a clever twist on the ceiling lamp."

Third Prize: Taylor Strege of University of Minnesota

"Bridges traditionally serve the role of functionality; in this case it also links the bustle of downtown Minneapolis to a modern sculpture garden. An otherwise mundane framework connects structured expectations with fantasies unexplored."

Many thanks to all who participated and voted in the contest!

"Wissenschaft weltoffen 2016" reports significant increase of foreign/international scientists in Germany

On July 13th, DAAD co-presented the “Wissenschaft weltoffen 2016” report along with the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the German Center for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW). This year’s report focused on the international mobility of scientists.

The new report documents a significant influx of international scientists and students in Germany. In 2014 alone, more than 85,000 scientists from abroad taught and researched at German universities and research institutes—an 84% increase from the size of the international scientific workforce at German universities in 2006. At the same time, roughly 43,000 German scientists were working in other countries.

This trend is not limited to scientists; students from around the world are also displaying a greater degree of mobility, especially at the master’s level and beyond. At the official launch of “Wissenschaft weltoffen 2016”, DAAD President Margret Wintermantel noted that the internationalization benefits universities by providing stronger global networks, wider recognition, and innovative research and teaching methods.

Click here to view an abridged version of the report:

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Extended Deadline for International Parliamentary Scholarship Program

In collaboration with Berlin’s three major universities, the German Bundestag offers the International Parliamentary Scholarship (IPS) to politically active and dedicated young college graduates who wish to play an important role in shaping the future of their countries.

The IPS program enables participants to gain first-hand knowledge of Germany’s parliamentary system and political decision-making during a 5-month work placement with a Member of the German Parliament (to take place March 1 through July 31, 2017). Participants will also have the chance to enroll in university classes during the summer semester, spending a total of five months in the German capital.

This program is open to university graduates who are U.S. citizens and have a very good knowledge of the German language. Candidates should also be familiar with the basic features of the German governmental system. Applicants must have completed their undergraduate studies and be able to offer proof of their degree by December 31, 2016.

Please refer to the Bundestag flyer and website ( to learn more about the program’s requirements and to apply. The deadline for application has been extend through July 31, 2016.

AICGS now accepting applications for the next round of DAAD fellowships

The DAAD/AICGS Research Fellowship Program is designed to bring scholars and specialists working on Germany, Europe, and/or transatlantic relations to AICGS for research stays of two months each. Fellowships include a monthly stipend of up to $4,725, depending on the seniority of the applicant; transportation to and from Washington; and office space at the Institute.

DAAD/AICGS Research Fellows produce a short analytical essay that will be published on the AICGS website and distributed via the Institute’s targeted analysis newsletter, The AICGS Advisor. For fellows producing research output of exceptional quality and interest, AICGS will provide opportunities for public presentations to the broader Washington policy community.

Project proposals should address a topic closely related to one or more of the Institute’s three research and programming areas: Business and Economics; Foreign and Domestic Policy; Society, Culture & Politics. Please note that the DAAD/AICGS Research Fellowship supports fellows conducting research at AICGS in Washington DC. We are unable to support research in Germany/Europe.

Applications must be submitted by August 31, 2016. More information, including qualifications and how to apply, is available on the website,

DAAD-AICGS Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in German & European Studies

Every year, the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) awards the DAAD Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in German and European Studies in recognition of exceptional work in one of the Institute’s three major areas of research: Foreign & Domestic Policy Studies; Business & Economics; and Society, Culture & Politics. This year’s prize will be awarded in the field of Humanities. Applications must be received no later than August 31, 2016 and should be sent electronically to Susanne Dieper at For further details about the prize and how to apply, please click here.

The central aim of this prize is to foster a new generation of American scholarship on Germany and encourage innovative contributions to the interdisciplinary scope of German Studies. A jury composed of several highly respected scholars in the field is charged with selecting the winner. This year’s prize carries a stipend of $5,000 and will be awarded during the Institute’s Global Leadership Award events in New York City on November 17, 2016. Previous recipients of the prize in the field of Humanities include Andrew Port, Wayne State University; Elizabeth Heineman, University of Iowa; Stephen Brockmann, Carnegie Mellon University; and Nora Alter, University of Florida.
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