December 12, 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.
Happy Hanukkah!

DAAD North America wishes a bright and meaningful Hanukkah to all who celebrate!
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

To view our brand new informational video on what programs, scholarships, and grants DAAD USA has to offer students, please click here!

December 15: RISE Germany
December 15: RISE Professional
Congratulations to the Winners of the 2020 Marketing Contest!

DAAD North America would like to congratulate all who placed in the 2020 Marketing Contest. In first place with the highest number of votes this year was Saron Ghebremariam, whose photo is pictured at left. Second place went to Kara Sagan, whose picture can be viewed here. In third place was Desiree Velazquez, whose picture can be viewed here.

Many thanks to all who participated in this year's photo contest! To view all entries, please click here.
New Programs and Upcoming Deadlines
Call for Applications
RISE Germany

RISE Germany is a 10-12 week summer internship program for undergraduates in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, engineering, and computer science. Students receive the opportunity to work with researchers at universities and research institutions across Germany. The working language is English.   Apply by December 15th.

Call for Applications
RISE Professional

RISE Professional offers summer research internships in Germany to Master’s and PhD students from North America at companies and non-university research institutions with strong relations to industry in the same fields as mentioned above. Apply by December 15th.

DAAD Network
Academic Exchange in Times of COVID-19
DAAD Reports a Growing Number of Applicants

DAAD has recorded a strong increase in the number of applications received for many scholarship programs for next year. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Brexit, and restrictions for travelling to the US, Western Europe and North America remain very popular among German applicants. This year alone over 5,000 international students applied for a DAAD scholarship for a master's degree in Germany!

Call for Papers
German Studies Association Annual Conference

The German Studies Association (GSA) will hold its 45th Annual Conference from Sept. 30 to Oct. 3 2021 at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown in Indianapolis, Indiana. DAAD intends to contribute to the program through its sponsorship of seminars, panels, and round tables featuring DAAD German Studies Professors, the DAAD Centers for German and European studies, and other DAAD affiliated faculty and authors. The GSA is now inviting proposals for papers, presentations, and panels. Please click on the link below for more information.

The Gateway to Your German University

German study programs are vast and full of options. will enable you to find the right program for your needs! Check it out using the link below!

NIT Hamburg MBA in Technology Management

At the NIT in Hamburg, Germany you learn how to tackle management tasks responsibly. Our program in Technology Management (MBA with Double Master option) prepares you for the requirements of an increasingly digitalized working environment. The modular course content enables you to study in part-time. Apply at the NIT and be part of our international commuNITy!

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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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