November 14, 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.
Kai Sicks becomes new Secretary General of the DAAD

The Executive Committee of the German Academic Exchange Service confirmed its proposal to appoint the former Head of the Department of International Affairs at University of Bonn as its new Secretary General. Dr Kai Sicks will take over from Dr Dorothea Rüland in spring 2021.

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
New Programs and Upcoming Deadlines
Call for Applications
University Summer Course Grants

This program provides scholarships to attend a broad range of three- to four-week summer courses at German universities, which focus mainly on German language and literary, cultural, political and economic aspects of modern and contemporary Germany. Apply by December 1st.

Call for Applications
Artists-in-Berlin Program

The DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program is one of Europe’s most prestigious grants. Each year around 20 visual artists, writers, filmmakers, composers and sound artists are invited to Berlin to focus on their work and engage with the city’s vibrant art scene. Writers, filmmakers and composers/sound artists are encouraged to apply now through December 1, 2020.

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
German Embassy to the United States
US and European Perspectives on China

Please join us for the second in our "The Ambassador Meets" series. On November 19th at 2PM EST, the Ambassador meets Walter Lohman, Director of the Heritage Foundation's Asian Studies Center for a discussion on US and European perspectives on China. For more details and to register, please click on the link below.

DWIH New York
Sustainable Megacities: Health, Risks, Resources

In this one-hour live web-talk, organized by DWIH New York in collaboration with University of Cologne's NY liasion office, experts will present their work on health and risk management in South and Southeast Asia. Registration is free and open to the public. Please click on the link below for more.

The Gateway to Your German University

Do you want to apply for a BA program in Germany, but you don't know if you're eligible for admission? The new DAAD platform has the answer! Click below for more information!

Study in Germany
Virtual Fair on Online Studies

Meet German universities online! Visit the Virtual Fair on Online Studies on Friday, November 27, from 12 a.m. – 4 p.m. CET and see what German universities have to offer! Universities from across Germany will hold online presentations and answer visitors' questions about higher education and studying in Germany. Registration is free and open to all, please click on the link below for more information.

German Center for Research and Innovation New York (DWIH)
Now Hiring: Program Manager

The DWIH is seeking a full-time Program Manager. The Program Manager will work closely together 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 DWIH’s primary goals. For more information and to apply, please click on the link below.

Short Term Job Announcement
Marketing and Social Media Assistant (Virtual)

We are looking for an independent, creative, and dynamic individual to help with our social media and related marketing activities; 15 hrs/week. The position includes researching, preparing, and posting editorial and pictorial content to our social media channels, and assisting with other marketing projects. For more information and to apply, please click on the link below.
Internship with the German Foreign Office in New York
Internship Opportunity

The German Permanent Mission to the UN and the German Consulate in New York seek NYC-based candidates for immediate participation in a full-time Foreign Office internship program at the Permanent Mission or Consulate General in New York. For details on application deadline, applicant criteria, and how to apply, please click on the link below.

FU-BEST: Online Courses

During the Spring of 2021, Freie Universität Berlin European Studies Program (FU-BEST) will offer online courses, featuring 5 subject courses taught in English and 4 German language courses. All courses feature 30 contact hours and 4 ECTS credits and can be combined with one another. Please visit the link below or contact for more information.

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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