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2 Herzlich Willkommen! DAAD : : North America : : Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst German Academic Exchange Service DAAD Grants & Funding: Graduates & Post-Docs Simon Fraser University Tuesday, November 19, 2013 John Paul Kleiner DAAD Information Centre Toronto

3 What is DAAD? DAAD : : North America : : Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst German Academic Exchange Service  German national agency for international academic cooperation and exchange  Independent association of universities  DAAD provides: Scholarships and grants Information and counseling about studying & research in Germany  Facts & Figures: 70 Regional Offices and Information Centers worldwide Regional Office for the US and Canada : New York City Annual budget : ~ 428 m € / CAD $ 603 m in 2012 Over 70,000 people supported annually 2,034 from North America / 5,507 to North America in 2012 All academic levels, all fields, varied lengths of stay

4 The DAAD Network – Worldwide DAAD : : North America : : Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst German Academic Exchange Service

5 Bologna Process DAAD : : North America : : Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst German Academic Exchange Service  Creating a European Higher Education Area  Three-tier degree Structure: Bachelor (3 years) Master (2 years) PhD  “International Degree Programs”; taught in English  More competition between institutions  More transparency about individual programs

6 Why Germany? DAAD : : North America : : Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst German Academic Exchange Service  101 million people speak German worldwide  Most widely-spoken language of the European Union  Number of German pages in the internet takes second place after English-speaking pages  Ranked 3rd worldwide for the number of books published  More than 250,000 international students in Germany (2011)  Largest economy in Europe & the 3rd largest in the world  High academic standard & standard of living

7 German Higher Education DAAD : : North America : : Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst German Academic Exchange Service

8 DAAD Scholarships DAAD : : North America : : Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst German Academic Exchange Service  Funding for study abroad, internships or senior thesis research  Open to students in all fields  Previous knowledge of German not required, but advantageous  Monthly stipend or lump sum  Health Insurance  Some travel reimbursement  All-Grantees meeting in Bonn

9 Opportunities for Study & Research in Germany - Graduates & Post-Docs - Programs and Scholarships

10 Study Scholarship for Graduates DAAD : : North America : : Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst German Academic Exchange Service  Support for one or two years of study in Germany  Can be used to earn a Master’s degree at a German university  German language ability should be commensurate with needs  Final-year undergrads may apply  60 awarded annually  € 750/month; insurance; travel stipend Deadline: November 15

11 DAAD : : North America : : Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst German Academic Exchange Service Intensive Language Courses in Germany  Eight-week intensive language courses at leading institutes in Germany  Courses can be taken between June and January  Requirements: Full-time graduate students in any field of study except German Studies, German Language & Literature, and German Translation & Interpretation Applicants must have completed 3 semesters of college or university level German or have achieved an equivalent level of language proficiency  Terms of Award: Scholarship: €2,300; includes tuition, accommodation and a cash allowance, health insurance, travel costs Deadline: December 15

12 Research Grants DAAD : : North America : : Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst German Academic Exchange Service  1 to 10 months with the possibility of an extension  For PhD candidates and postdocs, must have well-defined research project  Can also be used to complete PhD in Germany  Around 30 short term (< 6 mo.) and 60 long-term awarded annually  Invitation by host institution essential  Monthly support of ~ €1,000; travel stipend; insurance  Deadlines: November 1 / May 1

13 German Studies Research Grant DAAD : : North America : : Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst German Academic Exchange Service  For students who are nominated by their department/program chairs  Short-term research (one or two months) in either North America or Germany  Undergrad with a German Studies major or minor and Grad students  Two years of college-level German are expected  Minimum of three courses in German Studies  $1,500 to $2,500 research support for living costs during the active research phase  Deadline: For Canadians, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis (i.e. no deadline) until further notice!

14 RISE professional DAAD : : North America : : Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst German Academic Exchange Service  For undergraduate DAAD alumni, recent graduates or grad & PhD students  6-26 week summer placements in industry internships with leading German companies  German requirements depend on the nature of the internship  Scholarships and housing assistance are provided  2 week intensive language course for participants with little or no German  €250/monthly for graduates, €500/monthly for PhD students + €500/monthly from host company  Health insurance, travel reimbursement Deadline: January 31

15 Study Scholarship for Artists & Musicians DAAD : : North America : : Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst German Academic Exchange Service  Fields: fine art, design, film, music, choreography and architecture  Graduates, PhD candidates, postdocs  One academic year (October – July) with possibility of an extension  €750/monthly, health insurance, travel reimbursement  Deadline: November 1

16 Leibniz-DAAD Research Fellowships DAAD : : North America : : Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst German Academic Exchange Service  Targets highly-qualified recent postdocs  Scholarship supports research stay at one of the 86 Institutes of the Leibniz Association in Germany  Research foci include the humanities and social sciences, economics, spatial and life sciences, mathematics, natural sciences, engineering and environmental research  Website:  Announcement of 2014 Fellowship Details: January 7, 2014  Deadline: March 7, 2014

17 DAAD – Roche Diagnostics Postdoc Program DAAD : : North America : : Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst German Academic Exchange Service  Advanced research placements at one of Europe’s leading biotech research centres  Highly qualified recent post-docs looking for industrial research experience  12 months with possibility of one 12 month extension  Monthly allowance of €2,250 (more for those with family), insurance coverage, travel costs and help finding accommodation  Rolling deadline for applications

18 Tips for success DAAD : : North America : : Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst German Academic Exchange Service  Express why a stay in Germany is critical for your academic or professional goals  Obtain a letter of invitation from a German professor or institution  Explain clearly why you chose the location or program you did  Submit quality letters of recommendation  Make sure your application is on time and complete

19 PhD Research Grants and Positions DAAD Research Grants DFG Research Training Groups Position/Grant Graduate Schools Max Planck Research Schools Individual Doctoral Projects Helmholtz Research Schools and Graduate Schools Individual Doctoral Projects Leibniz Graduate Schools Fraunhofer Institutes Individual Doctoral Projects DAAD Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst German Academic Exchange Service

20 Postdoc Positions in Germany DAAD Research Grant DLR-DAAD Research Fellowships DFG Position/Grant at: Research Training Groups Graduate Schools Research Fellowship Collaborative Research Centres Clusters of Excellence Max Planck Grants for advanced postdoctoral training Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Humboldt Research Fellowships for postdoctoral researchers Universities and Academies DAAD Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst German Academic Exchange Service

21 DAAD : : North America : : Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst German Academic Exchange Service  Visit our website for the USA and Canada:  Online-Brochure for Canadians: https://www.daad.org/canada  Other funding resources:  General information about study and research in Germany

22 We hope to see you soon in Germany!


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