September 30th, 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

October 10th, 2017, San Francisco: Career Day
October 13th, 2017, New York: Career Day
November 2-3, 2017, Flagstaff, AZ: 20th Colloquium on International Engineering Education

Upcoming Application Deadlines

October 15th: Research Stays
November 4th: Research Grants  
December 15th: RISE Germany  and RISE Professional (opens Nov 1st)
DAAD Scholarships and Grants
Call for Applications
Research Stays

University scholars may apply to pursue research at universities, libraries, archives, institutes or laboratories for 1-3 months in Germany. Grants are awarded for research and working projects only. Apply by October 15th for research stays beginning between April 1st and Sept 30th, 2018.


Host a German Intern during Summer 2018
RISE Worldwide - Offer an Internship

The RISE Worldwide program offers research internships for German Bachelor students in the fields of natural sciences and engineering. Research institutes all over the world can participate in hosting an intern. RISE Worldwide supports the students with a monthly scholarship. Submit your internship offerings by Oct 15th, 2017.

Engage with German University Representatives
New Webinars Kick-off: Law &STEM Degrees in Germany

Join Hanni Geist from the DAAD Information Center San Francisco for a new, dynamic 30-minute webinar format. After a brief 10-minute presentation by university representatives, participants will have the opportunity to engage directly with the speakers - so bring all your questions about studying abroad in Germany!

20th Colloquium on International Engineering Education
Proven Methods and New Frontiers

In 2017, the Colloquium on International Engineering Education celebrates 20 years of gathering to promote an engineering workforce with the skills to be successful in global contexts. Sponsored by DAAD, the conference will reflect on the collective impact of this community and prepare for the future in a complex and changing world.

In Profile
DAAD Young Ambassador
Amber Johnson

Amber G. Johnson spent the fall of 2016 studying abroad in Berlin. A student of Spelman College, she is majoring in Comparative Women' Studies and Political Science and is volunteering her free time to serve as a DAAD Young Ambassador to promote Germany as a place for study and research abroad.

Higher Education in Germany
Job Announcement
Program Director GAIN

A joint initiative of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the German Research Foundation (DFG) and associated members, GAIN is searching for a new program director to manage the network and its relationships in North America.

German Centers for Research and Innovation
Falling Walls Lab Video and Photo Gallery

A global forum for innovators, the event saw entrepreneurs, innovators, and researchers present their ground-breaking projects, business plans, entrepreneurial and social initiatives in three-minute pitches. For all those who attended and those who could not make it, a video of the event on Sept 14th and a photo gallery are now available online.

Living in Germany
Sprechen Sie Deutsch?
Assess Your German Language Skills

Even though many programs in Germany are offered in English, "a growing number of people are learning German," according to Alumniportal Deutschland. Use the placement test to see how you are doing and to receive suggestions on how to improve your German language skills.

Fun Fact
Last week, we asked:
Which is the largest city in Germany?

The correct answer is Berlin, with a population of approx. 3.5 million people. Click the link below to learn more about Germany and its cities as popular places to study.


Application Tip #15
How does the application process for the Study Scholarship and Research Grants work?

Your application has to be submitted online at the DAAD Portal. Your letter of recommendation must be both emailed and sent by mail to our New York office. We publish helpful checklists for both type of grants.

Editorial Details

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

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