August 26th, 2017
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

September 14th, 2017, New York: Falling Walls Lab
September 21st, 2017, Washington, D.C.: European Research Day
October 10th, 2017, San Francisco: Career Day
October 13th, 2017, New York: Career Day

Upcoming Application Deadlines
September 15th: EMGIP-Bundestag Internship
October 15th: Research Stays
October 15th: RISE-Worldwide Project Offerings  (opens Sep 1st)
November 4th: Research Grants  
December 15th: RISE Germany   (opens Nov 1st)
DAAD Scholarships and Grants
Call for Internship Offerings
RISE Worldwide

Research groups from all over the world interested in hosting a German research assistant in the summer of 2018 are invited to submit project offers to RISE worldwide by Dec 15th, 2017 . The German interns assist in research and lab work and receive a DAAD scholarship.

Call for Applications
EMGIP Bundestag Internship

EMGIP (Émigré Memorial German Internship Program) offers internship opportunities for U.S. and Canadian students in the German parliament, the  Bundestag . The internships are two months long and student interests are matched with the position.  Application Deadline: September 15, 2017.

Which will be the next wall to fall?
Falling Walls Lab, Sept 14th, New York

The German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) is hosting the Falling Walls Lab, a global forum for innovators to pitch their research and business ideas. Entrepreneurs, innovators, and researchers will present their ground-breaking projects and business plans in three-minute pitches.

In Profile
GAIN Advisor
Michael Prokle

Michael Prokle is a Data Scientist at Philips Research North America working on health care related projects. He holds a PhD in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research which focused on supply chain optimization in manufacturing & aerospace. As a GAIN advisor, he helps German researchers connect and grow their network in the United States.

GAIN Advisor
Dorothea Maetzel

Dorothea Maetzel is currently working as Senior Scientist at Northern Biologics, a young Biotechnology company in Toronto trying to develop antibodies for the treatment of cancer. As an advisor of the German Academic International Network (GAIN), she helps promote the importance of mentorship for fellow researchers.

Higher Education in Germany
International Researchers in Germany
Work alongside Nobel Prize Winners

A study by the German Rector's Conference and DAAD found that German universities employ over 40,000 researchers. This includes PhD students who are often employed by their institute, earning between 1,000 and 1,400 Euros per month, allowing them to completely focus on their research - exchanging ideas with Nobel prize winners included.

Living in Germany
Do you understand German?
The expressions quiz

Register now for free with the Alumniportal Deutschland and test your German skills! Play against fellow Germany alumni to see who knows what a Nickerchen is. Or the meaning of the phrase die Beine in die Hand nehmen ? Who will be the one to answer the questions first and gain the most points?

Fun Fact
Answer to our Gummy Bear question

We asked if you could guess which year Gummy Bears were invented and what "Haribo" stands for?

Gummy Bears were invented in 1920 by Hans Riegel in Bonn Germany. The first two letters of his name and his city form the acronym Haribo.
Application Tip #10
I am already in Germany. Am I still eligible to apply?

Yes, if you have not been living in Germany more than 15 consecutive months by the time of application deadline, you may still apply for a DAAD scholarship.

UAS7 Study and Internship Program (SIP)

Deadline October 1st, 2017 :

UAS7 (Seven German Universities of Applied Sciences) invites students who are currently enrolled in Canadian and U.S. colleges to apply for the Study and Internship Program (SIP). Successful applicants will be eligible to study for one semester at a UAS7 member university or receive a short-term internship placement at one of our university laboratories. Successful applicants are automatically considered for the UAS7 Travel Scholarship of 1,000 EUR to cover transatlantic travel expenses. For further information, please visit or contact us at .   

Editorial Details

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

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