April 17, 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.
DAAD North America wishes a safe and healthy Ramadan to all of our followers who observe!
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 www.daad.org.

  • This specialized DAAD program offers German Studies Research Grants to highly-qualified undergraduate and graduate students who are nominated by their department/program chairs. The grant may be used for short-term research (one to two months) in Germany. The program is designed to encourage research and promote the study of cultural, political, historical, economic and social aspects of modern and contemporary German affairs from an inter- and multidisciplinary perspective.

  • Short-Term Research Grants are awarded for 1-6 months to highly qualified candidates who have completed a Master’s degree or Diploma, or in exceptional cases a Bachelor’s degree at the latest by the time they begin their grant supported research, or those who have already completed a PhD (postdocs).

  • DAAD offers grants for one to three months in all academic disciplines to scholars at US and Canadian institutions of higher education to pursue research at universities, libraries, archives, institutes or laboratories in Germany. The aim of this particular program is to support short-term research stays and thus promote the exchange of experience and networking amongst colleagues. Grants are awarded for research and working projects and cannot be used for travel only. Airfare to Germany will not be covered and lecture tours, attendance at conferences or conventions, editorial meetings or extended guest professorships are not funded.

May 31, 2021: Learn German

  • This grant is provided to faculty members in 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 throughout the year.

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
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. 

Upcoming Virtual Events
Study in Germany
Virtual Study and Career Fair

Would you like to learn more about study opportunities in Germany? Then join us on April 21 for a virtual study and career fair! Representatives from dozens of German universities and funding organizations will be in attendance to answer all of your questions about pursuing a career or degree in Germany! Registration is free of cost and open to all. Click below for more information on the event, and how to sign up!

Internship Opportunities
For Canadians Only
2022 International Parliamentary Scholarship Program

Every year, the International Parliamentary Scholarship Program invites two young Canadians to work in the German Bundestag for three months. Additionally, they have the opportunity to stay for another 2 months 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!

Intern with Us!
German Academic International Network (GAIN)

We are currently accepting applications for a summer internship starting May 15 or June 1 to August 31, 2021. The internship will either take place at our office in New York City, virtually or a combination of both.
The internship involves assisting with organizing the 21th Annual GAIN Conference of German Researchers - the largest forum for German PhD students, postdocs, and professors working in North America. A significant portion of the conference consists of a large career fair with over 100 exhibitors from all areas of the German research landscape.
Duties will entail a wide spectrum of tasks from helping with web site content www.gain-network.org, social media activity as well as organizational and planning activities.
We are looking for applicants who
·        Are fluent in English and have some German language skills
·        Have an interest in higher education and science policy
·        Like working in an office environment and are highly organized
Applicants must have a valid US work permit. We cannot sponsor a visa.
Interns will receive a stipend of $750/month.
Application deadline: April 15, 2021

Please send your CV and a motivation letter in English or German with the subject line “GAIN Internship 2021” to:

Solveig Berkman
Senior Administrative Officer
berkman (at) daad (dot) de
Wort der Woche
Word of the Week

Many new words have been created in the German language during the pandemic. While you might have heard of Hamsterkauf (panic buying), you might not have heard of Hamsteritis, which refers to the urge to stock up on goods due to the lockdowns.

Have you suffered from Hamsteritis?
ESB Business School at Reutlingen University
Study Truly Internationally in Germany

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.
Please click on the link below to learn more!

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Tel.: (212) 758-3223 
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Editorial staff:
Benedikt Brisch, Director DAAD New York
Casey Detrow
Peter Kerrigan
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