March 19, 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.
DAAD Young Ambassadors
Have you heard about our DAAD Young Ambassadors program? Young Ambassadors are undergraduate students from North America who recently studied abroad in Germany and promote study in Germany at their home colleges or universities. We are currently looking for our new cohort - click here to learn more about the program and how to apply!
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
Explore Graduate Opportunities in Germany
Germany Grad Fair 2022

Planning to pursue a graduate degree abroad can seem overwhelming. This event is designed to help you navigate the process - from finding the right program and university to understanding the requirements and application process. The Germany Grad Fair 2022 is your pass to exploring the exciting opportunities for research, funding, and career advancement through graduate studies in Germany. Meet with representatives from DAAD, universities, funding and exchange institutions, and the German Consulate New York, all of whom will be happy to answer your questions. Join us in person on March 25 at the German House in New York City. 

Online Lecture and Q&A
Why Should I Care About Carbon & Circular Production?

Join the DWIH on Tuesday, March 22 to hear from Dr. Barbara Güttler about new innovations for recycling and responsible manufacturing and consumption including challenges in recycling composite materials, creating polymers from renewable resources and the importance of end-of-life design, and why you should consider the materials you use in your everyday life.

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.

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: May Ayim
May Ayim was the famous Afro-German poet and activist who is perhaps best known for her work on the book "Showing Our Colors: Afro-German Women Speak Out." She also co-founded the "Initiative of Black People in Germany". Have you ever read May Ayim's works before? Let us know on Instagram!
FUB-ContinuEd: New Online Certificate Courses start in Summer 2022

Join Freie Universität Berlin’s Continuing Education Program to further key competencies, like sustainability, leadership and problem-solving skills. Young professionals and life-long learners will gain practical knowledge to set their CVs apart. Please visit our website or contact for more information.

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Editorial staff:
Benedikt Brisch, Director DAAD New York
Amelia Wallace
Peter Kerrigan
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