May 2, 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.
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

May 15: Research Stays
DAAD Network
2019/2020 DAAD Music Fellows
Lukas Akintaya

As we unfortunately had to cancel our 19th  Sound Understanding  concert at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, we would like to at least virtually introduce our current music grant holders who were supposed to perform at the concert. Sadly, most of them will be returning home after this semester is over and hence will not be able to participate in next year’s concert at Carnegie Hall. By sharing their short biographies and a sample of their work, we hope to give you a glimpse of their talent! Please click below to read more about musician Lukas Akintaya , including links to samples of his music!

Sound Understanding is DAAD and the DAAD Alumni Association's annual concert showcasing the young, talented DAAD music fellows from Germany who have spent the past year studying at music schools in the US and Canada. The music fellows are selected in a national competition among the best students of Germany's renowned music colleges.
Episode 12 Out Today
Coffee Connections Podcast

Hanni Geist of DAAD's San Francisco Information Point has produced another episode in her podcast series, "Coffee Connections." Tune in this weekend as the newest episode is released! Available on iTunes, Soundcloud and Stitcher.

DAAD Funding
As of now, we expect funding opportunities to continue as planned. For any updates, please visit the funding page and .
Deadline May 15, 2020
Research Stays

Research Stays are awarded for one to three months in all academic disciplines to scholars at US and Canadian institutions of higher education (with at least two years' full-time experience in research/teaching after their PhD) to pursue research at universities, libraries, archives, institutes or laboratories in Germany.
Deadline May 31, 2020
Conference Funding

Faculty members and advanced students in the humanities, social sciences and related fields are invited to apply for co-funding to organize workshops, seminars and conferences that embrace the interdisciplinary and/or comparative study of the history, politics, economics, law, society, culture and the arts of Germany. 
Internship Opportunities
As of now, we expect all internships below to resume and/or continue as planned. For any updates, please visit .
Internship Opportunity
Internship with DAAD New York

DAAD New York is offering an internship in higher education marketing and program administration. Responsibilities include helping with processing applications, marketing and social media assistance, internet research, and event organization.
Upcoming Events and Open Calls
German Center for Research and Innovation (DWIH)
Falling Walls Lab Call for Applications

DWIH’s annual Falling Walls Lab New York will take place virtually on May 7 th , 2020. We invite students, scientists and entrepreneurs from across North America to pitch their innovative ideas in 3 minutes to win a trip to Berlin for the Falling Walls Annual Conference in November. Applications are now being accepted. Click the link below to find out more!
German Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Application Period for Green Talents Award Now Open

Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development invites you as a pioneering scientist to apply! Showcase your research to the broader public, exchange with outstanding experts, and lay the foundation for long-lasting collaborations with German research institutions.
For more information and application guidelines, click the link below.

German Culture and History
Tag der Arbeit , or Mayday

May 1st marks an important day in Germany, both historically as well as today. Tag der Arbeit, as it's known, is a public holiday in all German states. It marks the beginning of spring and honors workers' rights, celebrating and campaigning for organized labor.

Click below to learn more about May 1st in Germany. Frohen Tag der Arbeit to all who observe. More
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