June 16th, 2018
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. Fun facts, tips on living in Germany, and application advice for scholarships included! 

DAAD Programs, Scholarships, and Grants
Call for Applications
Special Grant “History of 1014 Fifth Avenue, NY

In cooperation with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the German Academy New York is offering a grant for research on the history of 1014 Fifth Avenue, New York.  Fellowships are awarded for specific research in New York, Montana, and Germany. Apply by July 1st, 2018. 


Call for Applications
Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience (P.R.I.M.E.)

This funding program addresses postdocs of all nationalities, who see their future career in Germany, but who first wish to spend some time researching abroad. Funding is provided for 18 months, of which 12 have to be spent abroad and 6 at a German university.  Apply by August 31st, 2018. 

Sept 8th, 2018
"Research in Germany" at the 18th Annual GAIN Conference

Join us at the 18th Annual GAIN Conference in Boston, the largest German science and research career fair outside of Europe. On Sept 8th, a free walk-in fair and one-on-one meetings with German university representatives are open to researchers by registering here

Higher Education in Germany and the US
Study in Germany
Why Germany's Investment in Foreign Students Pays Off

More and more Americans are deciding to forgo high tuition payments in the US in favor of studying abroad in Germany. Funded by the German tax payer, most study programs are free on the undergraduate level. Click the link below for an article by the Handelsblatt, detailing why this approach makes sense for Germany.


Application Tip #47
Do I have to have academic contacts in Germany when I apply for research funding?

It generally depends on the grant you are applying for. If you are planning on carrying out research, or plan to continue your education in an artistic field, contact to a German host is required. Click the link below to learn more.

Fun Fact
Did you know that...

...Germany was the first country to adopt daylight saving time? History buffs will know that this was prompted in 1916 by efforts to save fuel during WW I. The UK and other Western European countries quickly followed suit.


Kick-start your career at one of the top-universities in Europe. 
At the heart of Europe lies the metropolitan region of Nuremberg – home to one of Germany‘s oldest and most distinguished universities: Friedrich-Alexander-University (FAU). We offer 40,000 students from around the world the ideal innovation-driven environment to kick-start their careers in Engineering, Business, Natural Sciences, Medicine, Law, and the Humanities. As one of the strongest research universities in Germany, FAU offers over 70 Master’s degree programmes. International students thrive at FAU, not least thanks to our broad range of degree programmes taught entirely in English in almost all disciplines, especially at the postgraduate level.

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Dr. Nina Lemmens, Director DAAD New York
Katrin Kempiners, Peter Kerrigan, Editors
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