June 13, 2016
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 Institutes three major areas of research: Foreign & Domestic Policy Studies; Business & Economics; and Society, Culture & Politics. This years 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 Parke Nicholson at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 years prize carries a stipend of $5,000 and will be awarded during the Institutes 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.
Survey for DAAD Alumni Association Canada
Are you a DAAD Alumna/-us from Canada or currently residing in Canada? If so, the DAAD Alumni Association Canada would like to hear from you!
In order to better respond to the needs and wishes of DAAD Alumni across Canada, the DAAD Alumni Association Canada has created a survey which will be used to help foster connections between DAAD Alumni. The survey can be completed anonymously, but providing your name and email address will allow the Association to ensure that you are kept on our invitation lists for future events and conferences. If you also provide your location, the Association will invite you to participate in DAAD activities taking place in your region.
If you are a DAAD Alum from or in Canada, please take the time to complete this survey to help your Alumni Association serve you better. To access this survey, please visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AlumniCanadaSurvey.
The German Chancellor Fellowship for Tomorrow's Leaders
Launch your career in Germany by becoming part of a worldwide network! German Chancellor Fellowships are open to an array of sectors such as politics, economics, media, administration and culture. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation offers the German Chancellor Fellowship to prospective leaders from Brazil, China, India, Russia and the USA as an the opportunity to conduct a project as guests of the partner of their choice in Germany. With the support of your host you can spend a year concentrating on a project you have chosen yourself and give your career that crucial boost.
During a four-week preparatory phase in Bonn and Berlin, you will be able to make contact with the other fellows. You will meet them again at various events in the course of the fellowship: Together, you will be invited to attend a reception at the German Chancellery, travel around Germany and visit important public institutions and companies. An intensive German course will help smooth your path into everyday life in Germany.
The Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany is the patron of this fellowship program. Submit your application by September 15th, 2016 The fellowship begins on 1 October of the following year.
For additional information and online applications visit: www.humboldt-foundation.de/youngleaders and check out this video.
Would you like to work at the German Parliament?
The German Bundestag, in cooperation with the Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität Berlin, and Technische Universität Berlin, invites you to apply for an International Parliamentary Scholarship (IPS) to spend five months in Berlin.
The IPS program is aimed at highly qualified young men and women who will return to their home countries after the program with the goal to take an active and responsible role in shaping their countries democratic future.
The German Bundestag offers young people the opportunity to get to know the German parliamentary system and political decision-making processes and to gain practical experience in parliamentary work during a 13-week work placement with a Member of the Bundestag.
The selection interviews are held in the United States, after which the scholarship winners are chosen by the German Bundestags independent selection panel. The deadline for applications is June 30. Additional information is available online at: www.bundestag.de/ips.
Coming Soon: DAAD North America's New Websites
Big things are happening at DAAD North America! We have been hard at work with our headquarters in Germany to design a brand new website for the United States and Canada. The new layout will not only freshen up our online presence and implement the latest web technologies, but also create a more user-friendly interface and streamlined experience for grant-seekers. The new websites are slated to launch at the end of the summer, but if you're curious to see what it might look like, take a peek at DAAD Mexico's site here: https://www.daad.mx/es/. We look forward to welcoming you to our new web presence very soon!