September 5, 2020
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.

Please note our offices will be closed on Monday, September 7th in observance of Labor Day.
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

October 15: RISE Worldwide
New Programs and Upcoming Deadlines
Research Internships in Science and Engineering
RISE Worldwide 2021

RISE stands for Research Internships in Science and Engineering. RISE offers summer research internships across the world to German undergraduate students with academic training in biology, chemistry, computer science, physics, earth sciences, engineering or a closely related field. 2021 projects can be submitted online from Sept. 1 to Oct. 15, 2020. Please click on the link below for more information.
DAAD Network
2020 Photo Contest: Deadline Monday!

The annual DAAD North America photo contest is live! This year's theme is #GermanyInMyFuture, and participation is open to any enrolled student in the US or Canada. To read more about the contest and submit a photo (through September 7th!), click the link below.

Forum on Education Abroad
DAAD to Participate in Virtual Study Abroad Fair
DAAD's Hanni Geist and Peter Kerrigan will attend the ForumOnEducationAbroad’s Virtual Study Abroad Fair on Thursday, September 10! Registration is free to all. The Virutal Fair will give visitors the unique opportunity to learn about programs from around the globe, live-chat with providers, tune in to live presentations, schedule on-demand zoom meetings, and get all of their questions answered. Space is limited! Register early at the link below.
German Center for Research and Innovation (DWIH)
2020 Future Forum: Building Biopolis

What does the green city of the future look like? Envision it with us! Join the German Center for Research and Innovation (DWIH) New York online October 14-17, 11 AM to 1:30 PM Eastern Standard Time for the FUTURE FORUM: BUILDING BIOPOLIS. Free from current limitations, we’re exploring the most groundbreaking ideas in urban planning, mobility and the circular economy. Check out the program, focus topics and organizers by clicking on the link below.

New Database for International Study
International Programs 2020/2021 Now Online

The new database “International Programs 2020/2021” is now online, offering students an overview of more than 1,940 international programs and courses. The database presents prospective students with 1,660 programs, including 200 BA, 1,230 MA, and 210 structured PhD programs, as well as 20 graduate schools. Click on the link below for more information.
Internship Announcement
Internship in Program Administration

We are looking for three interns from October 15 or November 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020 to help process scholarship applications. Applicants should be fluent in English (plus, ideally, in German), have an interest in international higher education, be able to work with Excel, work with great attention to detail, and be available 5 days a week. We offer a small stipend. Please click below for more information.

FU-BEST: Free Digital Lecture Series

Freie Universität Berlin European Studies Program (FU-BEST) offers a Free Digital Lecture Series this fall, featuring 12 subject course lectures from disciplines as varied as history, literature, politics, law, and architecture, as well as 3 live German language sessions. For more information, please visit

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DAAD Regional Office New York, 871 United Nations Plaza New York, NY 10017, legally represented by Dr. Dorothea Rüland, 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
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