June 17th, 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

August 25th-27th, 2017, San Francisco: 17th Annual GAIN Conference
October 13th, 2017, New York: Save the Date! Career Booster Germany

Upcoming Application Deadlines

June 30th, 2017: International Parliamentary Scholarship
September 15th, 2017: EMGIP-Bundestag Internship

DAAD Scholarships and Grants
Work at the German Parliament - Undergrad & Grad Students
EMGIP-Bundestag Internship - 2 Months

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 we try to match the position with the student’s interests and experiences.


Work at the German Parliament - Recent Graduates
International Parliamentary Scholarship - 5 Months

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. Apply now!


Academic Careers in Germany
Annual GAIN Conference, Aug 25th-27th, 2017

Taking place in San Francisco, the German Academic International Network (GAIN) conference is a forum for postdocs, researchers, and assistant professors from all fields who are interested in building a career and/or funding opportunities at German universities, research institutions or in the private business sector.

More (in German only)

Save the Date!
Career Booster Germany, Oct 13th, 2017

Together with the Goethe Institut in New York, we are once again organizing a Career Booster Day for high school and college students. Representatives of DAAD, German businesses, universities and foundations will inform about study and career opportunities with German and in Germany.


Higher Education in Germany
German Academic International Network
GAIN-Website Relaunch 

Calling all academics interested in working in Germany!
With a fresh new look, GAIN's new website offers information on the annual conference in San Francisco (Aug 25-27). Check out the workshop schedule, career fair, and especially the participation grants available to German-speaking researchers interested in a career in Germany.

More (in German only)

Study Abroad
Academic Exchange is Flourishing

DAAD's annual report highlights the most recent numbers on academic exchange. In 2016, DAAD supported 131,229 students and academics worldwide. Of these, 55,754 people were international grantees; 75,475 were Germans going abroad. Over half a billion US dollars were spent by DAAD on supporting academic mobility in 2016.

More (in German only)
Living in Germany
Free Time
Student Volunteer Work
Many students spend some of their free time helping the community. This is also a great way for international students to connect with locals through a cause they care about and get involved with like-minded Germans. We have compiled some examples of how international students decided to contribute.

In Profile
DAAD Research Ambassador
Meet Dana Weber

Meet our vast DAAD network and the people who make it exceptional. Dana Weber is an Assistant Professor of German at Florida State University. Her research interests center on performance, theater, and contemporary German culture. As a DAAD Research Ambassador, she advises students and researchers on going abroad to Germany.


Fun Fact
Did you know...

...that almost all stores are closed in Germany on Sundays

Last week's fun fact solution: Germany's oldest university, founded in 1386, is Heidelberg University.

Application Tip #3
Is the academic calendar the same in Germany and North America?

No. The official semester dates are:
Winter Semester:
October 1st — March 31st

Summer Semester:
April 1st — September 30th

However, these days may vary from state to state and from institution to institution, which is why we recommend checking the website of the university you are interested in. Also make sure your start date aligns with our funding periods and application deadlines! 

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.

Submit your application by 15 September. The fellowship begins on 1 October of the following year.

Further information, a list of all application requirements and a link to the online application form are available at the link below. 


Editorial Details

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

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