May 15, 2021
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.
IVAC: Second Round of DAAD funding opportunities for transatlantic virtual academic collaboration, application deadline: May 25, 2021

DAAD North America is pleased to announce the second round of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) program, "International Virtual Academic Collaboration" (IVAC), offering project funding opportunities for virtual cooperation.

Within the framework of international teaching cooperation, the IVAC program promotes and supports the integration of digital collaboration formats in study programs through a number of objectives, including the development of digital competencies of students and teachers, the cross-university digitization of processes in study, teaching and blended mobility, the extended access to international university programs of specific target groups (e.g. non-traditional students or students who are unable to travel), as well as the formation of a community of practice.
The IVAC program is financed by funds from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
The application deadline is May 25, 2021.
You can find the link to the announcement (in German only) here.
Please note that all links for downloading application materials at the bottom of the page are available in English as well.
Contact at the DAAD New York Office:
Uta Gaedeke, Senior Program Officer

Important Dates & Deadlines for DAAD Programs, Scholarships, & Grants

As of now, we expect all funding, programs and internships below to resume as planned. For any updates, please visit the funding page and

  • DAAD offers grants for one to three months in all academic disciplines to scholars at US and Canadian institutions of higher education to pursue research at universities, libraries, archives, institutes or laboratories in Germany. The aim of this particular program is to support short-term research stays and thus promote the exchange of experience and networking amongst colleagues. Grants are awarded for research and working projects and cannot be used for travel only. Airfare to Germany will not be covered and lecture tours, attendance at conferences or conventions, editorial meetings or extended guest professorships are not funded.

May 31, 2021: Learn German

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To view our informational video on what programs, scholarships, and grants DAAD USA has to offer students, please click here!
DAAD North America's 2021 Contest
Beginning June 1 and through June 20, 2021:
Submit Your Video to TikTok for a Chance to Win!

We’re having a party, and you’re invited! 2021 marks 50 years of DAAD in the USA, and to celebrate, we’re hosting a big, virtual dinner. We need your contributions! #WhatsKochen invites enrolled college students from across the US and Canada to submit video entries via TikTok to our 2021 contest. Don’t forget to include the hashtag #WhatsKochen, follow us on TikTok @daadnorthamerica and submit your entry between June 1 and 20, 2021. First place prize is a round-trip flight to Germany! For examples of what DAAD North America staff is bringing to the party, check out our TikTok now through May 31!

DAAD Programs, Scholarships, and Grants
New Program!
Learn German – Online Language Courses for Faculty

DAAD is pleased to announce this new opportunity available to faculty members in the US and Canada from all academic fields (except German Language and Literature and German Translation and Interpretation) to attend online language courses offered by the Goethe-Institut in North America year-round. Applications for courses ranging from 2 x 5 weeks in succession to 16 weeks with start dates during the summer and fall of 2021 are due on May 31, 2021. 

Postdoc Funding Opportunity PRIME
Postdoc Researchers International Mobility Experience

The DAAD PRIME program funds temporary positions at German universities to support the international mobility of postdoctoral researchers. Postdoc researchers who see their long-term career perspectives in Germany receive funding for a research stay abroad based on a temporary position at a German university. In addition to the stay abroad, the funding also includes a return phase for
reintegration into the German science system. For information on the application and upcoming deadlines, please click below!

German Network Opportunities and Events
Research in Germany Virtual Fair
Your Postdoc in the Heart of Europe

Learn about the many opportunities that await you in Germany! Research in Germany: Your Postdoc in the Heart of Europe is your pass to explore the exciting opportunities for research, funding, and career advancement. Meet with representatives from universities, alumni, and funding and exchange institutions who will be happy to answer your questions. Learn from our experts about the many doors Germany and its research landscape can open for you. The event is on 05/27 and begins at 10:45 EST. To read more and RSVP please click below!

International Sustainable Development
Green Talents 2021

Are you a promising scientist with innovative ideas and a strong focus on sustainable development? Are you ready to collaborate with German experts and contribute to sustainability research in Germany? Apply by May 19th to be one of the Green Talents of 2021! For more information, please click on the link below.

Job and Internship Opportunities
Come Work with Us!
Information Officer Job Opening at DAAD NY

DAAD New York is seeking a creative, outgoing person to join our team as Information Officer with an anticipated start date of August 01, 2021. The position will be responsible for various aspects of DAAD USA's communications and marketing work, as well as IT coordination and management. The deadline to apply is May 31, 2021. For more information, please click below!

For U.S. and Canadian Citizens
2022 International Parliamentary Scholarship Program

Every year, the International Parliamentary Scholarship Program invites a small group of Americans and Canadians to work in the German Bundestag for three months as part of a five-month program including the opportunity to take free courses at any of the Berlin universities.
Applicants are expected to speak German at a level of at least B2 and not be older than 30 years at the time of the program, March-July 2022. The Deadline for applications is July 31, 2021. For more information, please click on the link below!

Culture Corner | Kulturecke
Spargelzeit! Asparagus Season

Did you know Germans go crazy over white asparagus when it is in season? Asparagus season runs from mid-April up until the end of June in Germany. Many dishes are made from the humble vegetable such as roasted asparagus with Hollandaise sauce and asparagus soup. Have you ever had white asparagus? Let us know your favorite way of eating it on our Instagram, linked below. And if you're not already doing so, hit the follow button for more German cultural content, as well as DAAD North America updates!

Physics at Freie Universität Berlin
Professor Kuch presents the MA program in Physics

International and German bachelor students of Physics will meet the experimental physicist digitally as a person and researcher on May 20, 2021. Students can ask questions about the Master's program and scientific activities of the department. For more information and to register, please click on the link below.

HS Coburg Financial Management

The two-year Coburg MBA program Financial Management is a general management program with an emphasis on finance, management accounting, treasury and business strategy. It is the only English-taught international full-time MBA program in Germany with a dedicated focus on finance. New: Double Degree from USC Australia. Take a look at our website via the link below!

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DAAD Regional Office New York, 871 United Nations Plaza New York, NY 10017, legally represented by Rudolf Boden, Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst e.V., Kennedyallee 50, 53175 Bonn
Tel.: (212) 758-3223 
Head office:
Bonn (Germany), registered with the Bonn District Court, Commercial Register Court VR 2105
Editorial staff:
Benedikt Brisch, Director DAAD New York
Casey Detrow
Peter Kerrigan
with content by Brenda Lamboy
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