March 26, 2022
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.
Meet the Study in Germany Community!
The Study in Germany blog is an excellent resource for students interested in studying in Germany. The blog features posts by former international students describing their experiences in their own words. Topics include advice on applications, insurance, and finding an apartment, tips on navigating a new culture, and updates on life in Germany during the pandemic.

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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

Important Dates and Application Deadlines:
March 27: Germany Today

April 5: Germany Close Up

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
For Faculty and Administrators
Germany Today

The Germany Today Information Tour is designed to give participants a broad overview of Germany’s higher education landscape. This year's tour is themed "German Higher Education Institutions and their Role as a Gateway to the European Higher Education Area" and will visit institutions in Freiburg, Strasbourg, Karlsruhe, Heidelberg, Darmstadt, and Mainz. Representatives from universities, research institutions, funding agencies, and other organizations in the field of education policy are invited to apply. Program-related costs in Germany (accommodation, domestic travel, most meals) will be covered by DAAD.
Application Deadline: March 27

Online Language Courses for Faculty
Learn German

DAAD is pleased to announce this 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. Participants may take either two 5- or 8-week courses in succession or one 16-week course starting in the spring or summer of 2022. 
Application deadline: April 1

North American Jews Meet Modern Germany
Germany Close Up

"Germany Close Up – North American Jews Meet Modern Germany" is an interactive cultural program for Jewish students and young professionals from North America aged 18 to 40. Participants will engage in an in-depth discussion on Germany's reflection on and remembrance of its past as well as its modern-day political system and society. This 9-day program will take place in Germany.
Application Deadline: April 5

Call for Applications
Become a Young Ambassador!

DAAD’s Young Ambassadors deadline is approaching! Young Ambassadors are undergraduate students who recently studied abroad in Germany (even if for less time than planned, virtually, or this coming summer) and promote study in Germany at their home colleges/universities with help from DAAD. Only one student may be nominated per university.
Application deadline: April 20

Call for Applications
Become a Research Ambassador!

DAAD North America is pleased to announce the call for applications for the next round of Research Ambassadors, a group of informed and enthusiastic experts and advisers on research opportunities in Germany. Research Ambassadors are scholars and scientists in North America who have conducted advanced long-term research projects in Germany and are interested in promoting research in Germany at their home universities and among their peers and students.
Application deadline: May 1

Apply for Funding
German Studies Research Grants

German Studies Research Grants are awarded for one to two months to highly qualified US and Canadian undergraduate and graduate students nominated by their department/program chairs.
Application deadline: May 1

Apply for Funding
Short-Term Research Grants

Short-Term Research Grants are awarded for one to six months to highly qualified candidates who will have completed a Master’s degree or Diploma, or in exceptional cases a Bachelor’s degree, by the time they begin their grant-supported research, or to those who have already completed a PhD (postdocs).  
Application deadline: May 2

German Network Opportunities and Events
Virtual Panel Discussion
Education and Digitalization in Times of Covid-19

Join the DWIH and a panel of experts on Thursday, March 31 at 12 PM (EST) for the third event in "Contested Public Education, Pedagogical Conceptions and Sustainable Innovations" to hear about pedagogical shifts caused by school closures, rising inequalities among students due to remote teaching and how to solve them, and new teaching and learning concepts developed during the pandemic. The event is free and open to all, but registration is required.

Transatlantic Tandem Talk
Robo Judges Ruling Over Humans? AI, Law and Ethics 

In this Transatlantic Tandem Talk by the University of Cologne New York Office and its partners, including DAAD and the DWIH, Prof. Frauke Rostalski, Professor of Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure Law, Philosophy of Law and Comparative Law at the University of Cologne, and Prof. Frank Pasquale, Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School, will address legal and ethical questions on the deployment of Artificial Intelligence tools in highly sensitive fields such as criminal justice, HR, or banking.
Live virtual event: April 21

Work with Us!
Summer Internship Opportunity
GAIN Summer Internship

DAAD is currently accepting applications for a summer internship with the German Academic International Network (GAIN) in the New York office between May/June and September 2022. The internship involves assisting with organizing the 22nd Annual GAIN Conference of international mobile researchers from Germany. Interns may complete the internship virtually or in our New York office.
Application deadline: March 30

Job Opportunity
Head of Programs, DWIH San Francisco

The German Center for Research and Innovation San Francisco (DWIH) is seeking a full-time Head of Programs. This is an in-house position with the possibility to work remotely. The Head of Programs will work closely with the Executive Director of the DWIH and will be responsible for communications and outreach strategy, growing and maintaining the DWIH's extensive network, and developing and managing events in accordance with the DWIH's primary goals.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Job Opportunity
Program Officer, DWIH San Francisco

The German Center for Research and Innovation San Francisco (DWIH) is currently seeking a well-organized and team-oriented person to join us as Program Officer for our newly established branch. This is an in-house position with the possibility to work remotely. The Program Officer will be responsible for a range of tasks related to accounting and administration, including event organization and management, accounts payable and receivable, budget preparation, database management, and general office management and administration.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Women's History Month Spotlight: Clara Schumann
Clara Schumann was a German pianist, composer and wife of Robert Schumann. She was a child prodigy and debuted her piano skills at the age of nine. She has many famous compositions which are worth a listen if you like classical music. Do you have a favorite composition by her? Let us know on Instagram!
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Benedikt Brisch, Director DAAD New York
Amelia Wallace
Peter Kerrigan
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