April 18, 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.
DAAD President Prof. Joybrato Mukherjee on COVID-19

"In just a few weeks, the pandemic triggered by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 has led to an economic crisis on a global scale in Germany, Europe and worldwide. Things we believed were certain and secure were replaced by a life marked by numerous restrictions that we could not have imagined a few weeks ago.

To pick up on a figure of speech that has been around recently: The world we know seems to have come apart completely and won’t be the same after the crisis. After overcoming the coronavirus, it will have to be put together and built anew. Also for us at the DAAD, as the world's largest funding organisation for international exchange, the world will have changed." Read full statement here.

A full list of program changes and general information for 2020 are available here.

DAAD New York event changes:

  • Falling Walls Lab will take place virtually. See more information here.
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 .

May 15: Research Stays
DAAD Network
2019/2020 DAAD Music Fellows
Eliane Menzel

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 violinist Eliane Menzel.

DAAD North America Director Ben Brisch
On Crisis Management and Digital Exchange

DAAD North America's director, Ben Brisch, speaks about the effects of the global pandemic on DAAD's office in New York and the collective work of DAAD North America during this time. (In German)

DAAD Young Ambassadors Program
As of now, we expect the program below to continue as planned. For any updates, please visit www.daad.org .
Deadline April 20, 2020
Applications for DAAD Young Ambassadors are open

Young Ambassadors are undergraduate students who studied abroad in Germany and promote study in Germany at their home universities with help from the DAAD. They inspire their fellow students to study in Germany by working with their universities’ study abroad offices, volunteering at study abroad fairs, answering questions from students, and organizing their own events on campus.
DAAD Funding
As of now, we expect funding opportunities to continue as planned. For any updates, please visit the funding page and www.daad.org .
Deadline May 1, 2020
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). 
Deadline May 1, 2020
German Studies Research Grant

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.
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.
Internship Opportunities
As of now, we expect all internships below to resume and/or continue as planned. For any updates, please visit www.daad.org .
Internship Opportunity
IT Internship Network Administration at DAAD New York

Our DAAD regional office in New York is offering an internship in network administration. We are seeking Information Technology majors   who are nearing the end of their studies   or   IT graduate students. The internship will take place in New York City and interns will receive a stipend.
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.
Internship Opportunity
Internship with the German Academic International Network (GAIN) New York

GAIN New York is offering an internship, which involves assisting with organizing the 20th Annual GAIN Conference of German Researchers . Responsibilities include a wide spectrum of tasks from helping with web site content, social media activity as well as organizational and planning activities.
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.

This announcement has been prepared by:

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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