May 22, 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 24th in observance of the holiday Pfingsten (Pentecost). See you next week!
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

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 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!

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 May 27 and begins at 10:45 EDT. To read more and RSVP please click below!

"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 the 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 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
German... S'mores?!

Summer is right around the corner! Most North Americans are familiar with the seasonal classic, s'mores. A roasted Jiffy Puff marshmallow wedged between two graham crackers, topped with an oozing piece of Hershey's chocolate. It's as quintessentially summer to Americans and Canadians as a grilled Wurst might be to a German. So how does one German-ify the classic? With Haribo and Milka, of course! Click below to read more about turning this summertime delight into an even more delicious delicacy with German products.
The German Chancellor Fellowship for Tomorrow's Leaders

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation grants up to 60 German Chancellor Fellowships every year to prospective leaders from Brazil, China, India, Russia, South Africa 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. The deadline to apply is October 15th. Please click on the link below for more information.

Hochschule Ansbach

Decentralized fluctuating renewable energy sources will dominate in near future. Our interdisciplinary cutting-edge study course Smart Energy Systems will teach you how digitalization, AI or blockchain technology creates an intelligent interconnected energy system. While studying you can enjoy your stay abroad in a beautiful historical Bavarian town. There is also a chance to apply for PHD afterwards. Click below for more information!

ESB Business School at Reutlingen University

ESB Business School offers top-ranked undergraduate, graduate and executive programs in business administration and business engineering (German and/or English), providing a strong network of partner companies and international partner universities all over the world.
For more information, please click on the link below!

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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
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