DAAD German Studies Research Grant

  • Deadline: 11/01/2020
  • Renewable: Unknown
  • Number of Awards: Not Available
  • Award Amount: Not Available
  • Website: https://www.daad.org/germanstudies
  • Phone: (212) 758-3223
  • Fax: (212) 755-5780
  • Email: daadny@daad.org
  • Address: 871 United Nations Plaza New York, NY 10017-1814

Several $2000 and $3000 scholarships for U.S. undergraduate (juniors, seniors) and graduate students created to encourage the research of modern/contemporary German affairs (e.g.cultural, historical, political, social, economic) from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Full Description

The DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Deinst) is a non-profit organization providing academic research exchange services in order to promote and support studies in Germany.

The specialized German Studies Research Grant program offers several up to $2000 and $3000 scholarships for highly-qualified undergraduate (juniors and seniors) and graduate students upon nomination by their department/program chairs. The grants are designed for short-term research visits (one to two months) in Germany and cannot be provided for stays in the context of study abroad programs. The awards are available to individual recipients and are covering living and traveling costs during their research in Germany.

The candidates should demonstrate their skills in German language by completing a DAAD language evaluation form, provide a list of the German language and German Studies courses they have taken, as well as a detailed description of their research project, including a research plan and itinerary.

The applications must be sent by post no later than November 1, 2020.

Who's eligible?

  • The applicants must be undergraduates with at least junior (third-year) standing or graduate students pursuing a German Studies degree at a U.S. college or university
  • They should be nominated for the grant by their department and/or program chair
  • They should be enrolled full time at the university nominating them
  • Applicants are expected to have completed two years of college-level courses in German language
  • They should have completed at least three courses in German Studies (literature, history, politics or other fields) at the time of the nomination
  • The applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States/Canada

How to Apply

The candidates should complete a DAAD application form and send it by post no later than November 1, 2020 including all the following documentation:

  • The applicant’s résumé or CV
  • A detailed description of his/her research project or the pre-dissertation proposal, including a research plan and itinerary
  • His/her budget statement
  • A list of German language and German Studies courses taken by the candidate
  • Two letters of recommendation, including one from the professor supervising the German Studies curriculum or the research project
  • The DAAD language evaluation form
  • The applicant’s official transcripts

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