June 23rd, 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! 

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
Special Grant “History of 1014 Fifth Avenue, NY

In cooperation with DAAD, the German Academy New York is offering a grant for research on the history of 1014 Fifth Avenue, New York.  Fellowships are awarded for specific research in New York, Montana, and Germany.
 Apply by July 1st, 2018. 


Livestream, Thursday, June 28th at 10:15 am EDT
DAAD Vice President Prof. Mukherjee speaking at Freie Universität Berlin on the Limits of Internationalization

Prof. Dr. Joybrato Mukherjee will speak about the limits of and challenges for internationalization. How can universities take action when the freedom of teaching and research is being infringed upon at partner universities abroad? Click the link below to follow the live stream of the talk.

Call for Applications: Participation Grants and Start-Up Pitch
GAIN Conference 2018, Sept 7th-9th

Participation grants  are available to German-speaking researchers interested in a career in Germany. There are only a few left, so make sure to apply now! Also, new this year: the GAIN Award 2018 . This award provides start-up founders the opportunity to perfect their idea with coaching and mentoring at a German university. Learn more at the link below.

Higher Education in Germany and the US
Study.EU Country Ranking 2018
Germany continues to be top choice for international students in Europe

The Study.EU Ranking evaluates 30 European countries based on three distinct categories: Education, cost, and career opportunities. Germany remains number one, before the UK and France. Click the link below for more insights on why these countries are attractive for international students.


German Culture
Soccer World Cup
Is your love for soccer a match for that of the Germans?

Test your knowledge on all things German soccer by taking the online quiz hosted by the Alumniportal Deutschland. How often has Germany won the World Cup? Who is the current coach? How often has Germany hosted the World Cup? Play the quiz using the link below and find out the answers to these and more questions on all things German soccer.


Application Tip #48
How do German University sports compare to the US?

While not necessarily focused on professional leagues such as College Football in the US, German universities nevertheless offer a range of sports to get involved in - from fitness classes to trend sports and competitive matches. Click the link below for more ideas on leisure activities while studying in Germany.

Fun Fact
Did you know that...

...German soccer fans have their own fan hotel in Moscow for the world cup? Germans support their national soccer team so wholeheartedly that the German Soccer Association even has its own travel agency. Click below for a short video on Germany's fan tourism.


The German Chancellor Fellowship for tomorrow's leaders  
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation grants up to 50 German Chancellor Fellowships every year to prospective leaders from Brazil, China, India, Russia and the USA – irrespective of their field of work. Recipients use the fellowship to conduct together with their German host and mentor a socially-relevant project that they have developed themselves.
Deadline: 15 September.

This announcement has been prepared by:

DAAD Regional Office New York, 871 United Nations Plaza New York, NY 10017, legally represented by Dr. Dorothea Rüland, Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst e.V., Kennedyallee 50, 53175 Bonn
Tel.: (212) 758-3223 
Fax: (212) 755-5780
Head office:
Bonn (Germany), registered with the Bonn District Court, Commercial Register Court VR 2105
Editorial staff:
Dr. Nina Lemmens, Director DAAD New York
Katrin Kempiners, Peter Kerrigan, Editors
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