May 12th, 2018
News from DAAD USA
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! 

Important Dates

May 19-21st: Due to the German Holiday Weekend ("Pfingsten") there will be no newsletter on May 19th; the next edition will be published on May 26th, 2018.

Upcoming Application Deadlines

May 31st: Conference Funding

DAAD Programs, Scholarships, and Grants
Call for Applications
Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience (P.R.I.M.E.)

This funding program addresses postdocs of all nationalities, who see their future career in Germany, but who first wish to spend some time researching abroad. Funding is provided for 18 months, of which 12 have to be spent abroad and 6 at a German university.  Apply by August 31st, 2018. 

Call for Applications
Conference Funding

Faculty members and advanced students in the humanities, social sciences and related fields are invited to apply for co-funding to organize workshops, seminars and conferences that embrace the interdisciplinary and/or comparative study of the history, politics, economics, law, society, culture and the arts of Germany. Apply by May 31st, 2018.

June 4th-7th, 2018
Webinar Series: "Research in Germany" - The German Research Landscape - Who does research in Germany?

Join us for a webinar series "The German Research Landscape- Who does research in Germany?" Experts from German research institutions will give insights into the German research landscape, while answering all your questions during the online sessions! Register at the link below. 

Boston, September 24th-25th, 2018
Meet DAAD at the Alumni Research Conference (TU Berlin)

Register by May 31st for your spot at the alumni research conference hosted by the TU Berlin in Boston, for your chance to engage with DAAD representatives and other funding organizations. Join us for a panel discussion on the German Research Landscape and funding opportunities.

In Profile
Canada Research Chair
Randall Hansen awarded Canada Research Chair

Randall Hansen, Director of DAAD-sponsored Center for German and European Studies has been awarded the Canada Research Chair in Global Migration. The Canada Research Chair Program was founded in 2000 as part of Canada's efforts to promote excellence in research and higher education.

Higher Education in Germany
Two DAAD Alumni receive prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Professorship

Prof. Dr. Anne van Aaken, law and economics, and Arno Prof. Dr. Rauschenbeutel, quantum optics and atomic physics were awarded this research award. With a value of five million euros, this is the highest-endowed research award in Germany. Congratulations to the award winners!


Research Initiative
Researchers Begin Projects Tackling Issues of Climate Change

In cooperation with France, Germany is strengthening research on climate change through 13 recently selected projects. Led by renown academics, these projects are expected to contribute to existing knowledge on climate change and to inform decision-makers in both countries.

Application Tip #44
Can I apply for the P.R.I.M.E. grant if I am neither a German national nor currently living in Germany?

Yes, neither German citizenship nor residency in Germany is a requirement. PRIME is open to both Germans and foreigners, no matter whether they are currently living in Germany or abroad. You are eligible to apply if you already hold a PhD or if you will have completed your PhD before the prospective starting date of your PRIME fellowship.
Fun Fact
Did you know that...

...German's tend to ask questions which are often perceived as (too) direct by other cultures. Watch the video by Deutsche Welle at the link below to learn more about four direct questions you might get asked in Germany and how to best answer them.


Editorial Details

Dr. Nina Lemmens, Director DAAD New York
Katrin Kempiners, Peter Kerrigan, Editors

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