September 6, 2016
Peter Kerrigan of DAAD North America Receives EAIE Transatlantic Leadership Award
DAAD is proud to announce that our Deputy Director and Marketing Director, Peter Kerrigan, has been awarded the Transatlantic Leadership Award by the European Association for International Education (EAIE). This award acknowledges his significant leadership in educational exchange between Europe and the United States. He is also the first American to Chair the EAIE Professional Development Committee.
At DAAD, Peter is responsible for promoting exchanges and mobility at all levels between North America and Germany. Peter has helped increase numbers in both directions, linking American and European universities like few others. We thank Peter for his outstanding work and deeply appreciate him as a colleague of DAAD North America.
Read more about all 2016 EAIE award recipients here: http://www.eaie.org/blog/beacons-of-light-the-2016-eaie-award-winners/.
16th Annual GAIN Conference Comes to DC September 9-11
Hot-button issues in German scientific policy like the Excellence Initiative and the new tenure track program will be discussed at the 16th annual GAIN Conference, where German researchers working in the U.S. and Canada will convene on September 9-11 in Washington, D.C. This conference, the largest of its kind outside of Europe, is a forum for postdocs, researchers and assistant professors from all fields who are interested in a career and funding opportunities at German universities, research institutions or in the private business sector.
The opening day of the three day conference is open to international doctoral and postdoctoral students, as well as assistant professors seeking information on transatlantic careers and collaborations. A special workshop on funding opportunities in Germany for international researchers interested in transatlantic careers and partnerships will be offered on September 9th from 9-10am. The conference also hosts a career fair on the same day with over 70 German universities, research institutions, and funding agencies.
GAIN is a joint initiative of DAAD, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH), the German Research Foundation (DFG) and associated members, with support by the Federal Ministry of Research and Education (BMBF). For more information, please visit: www.gain-network.org/rig.
RISE worldwide Now Accepting Internship Proposals to Host German Undergrads
The next round of RISE worldwide is underway! Research groups, laboratories and doctoral students from all over the world are encouraged to submit research internships offering motivated and well-qualified German undergraduate students to assist with a proposed project in summer 2017. Students participating in this program come from the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, engineering, medicine, or a closely related field, and receive a DAAD scholarship to help cover living expenses and travel costs.
Internship projects can be submitted online at https://www.daad.de/rise/en/rise-worldwide/offer-an-internship/submit-an-internship-offer/ until October 15, 2016. Between November 1 and December 15, 2016, German students may apply for up to three internship projects. The prospective hosts are then asked to provide DAAD with their evaluation of the applications for their projects.
Please forward this information about RISE worldwide to your networks of academics, alumni and anyone else who might be interested. Please do not hesitate to contact the RISE team at firstname.lastname@example.org with any further questions. More detailed information about RISE worldwide can be found here.
Reminder: 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.
Introducing the Study in Europe Virtual Fair for USA and Canada
Learn more about study and research opportunities in Europe by interacting directly with representatives from diverse institutions of higher education all across Europe at the Study in Europe Virtual Fair on Friday, October 14, 2016. For further details on all 60+ exhibitors and the fair, please click here. This fair is being organized in the framework of the European Union’s “Study in Europe” project and is implemented by DAAD. The Virtual Fair targets prospective students, young professionals, researchers and parents as well as university representatives who are interested in European Higher Education. We would greatly appreciate your support by sharing information about the fair among your networks (via social media, newsletters, forums, etc.). A number of banners, posters and photos in social media-friendly formats for promoting the fair are available at: https://www.daad.org/virtualfair.
Register via the event's web page: http://www.studyineuropefairs.eu/exhibitions/detail/5/.
Please forward this on to all who might be interested. Thank you for your assistance in helping ensure the success of Study in Europe Virtual Fair USA and Canada!
Job Openings at German University Alliance and University of Cologne
Please note there are two new job openings at German university liaison offices in the German House in New York City. The University of Cologne is seeking a new full-time director of its liaison office. The German University Alliance is accepting applications for a part-time Program Assistant / Communications Officer
(20hrs / week). These listings can also be found on the Careers page on our website.