May 29, 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.

Our offices will be closed on Monday, May 31 in observance of Memorial Day. See you next week!
DAAD USA and Canada 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!

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

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 Programs, Scholarships, and Grants
Deadline May 31!
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 Career Fair

Learn more about your research options in Germany! On June 24, from 9 AM to 1 PM EDT, meet representatives of German universities and research and funding organizations online. Come check out information on academic career paths, the German research landscape, completing a doctorate in Germany, funding, admission procedures, and much more. Registration is free and open to the public. Click the link below for more info!

"Research in Germany" Online Talk Series

Take this opportunity to join Research in Germany's online talk series "Do your research in Germany," taking place from June 7 through 10, from 2-3PM CEST! Ask your questions live in the chat and learn more about the German research community! For more information on the various topics included in the series and to register, 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 1, 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
Die Konditorei

{die/f} Konditorei/Pastry shop (noun)

You've certainly heard of a French pâtisserie, but did you know about the German Konditorei? German pastries are rich and delectable, and often include hazelnuts, whipped cream, poppy seeds, and seasonal fruits. In many larger cities such as Berlin and Cologne, German pastry chefs are even developing their sugary and creamy desserts into vegan treats! Kaffee und Kuchen, anyone?
FU-BEST: Online Courses Fall 2021

This Fall 2021, Freie Universität Berlin European Studies Program (FU-BEST) offers online courses, featuring 10 subject courses taught in English and 8 German language courses. All courses feature 30 contact hours and 6 ECTS credits and can be combined with one another.

Please visit or contact for more information.
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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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