The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the German national agency for the support of international academic cooperation. It offers programs and funding for students, faculty, researchers and others in higher education, represents the German higher education system abroad, and promote Germany as an academic and research destination.
The German Studies Research Grant encourages interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary study in Germany of cultural, political, historical, economic and social aspects of modern and contemporary German affairs. The program offers up to five short term (1-2 month) research grants to highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students nominated by their department. See "More Information" section below for links.
The grant of $1,500-$2,500 is to offset living and travel costs during an active research phase – and is not intended to supplement study abroad programs.
Applicants are expected to have completed a minimum of 2 years of college level German and 3 courses in German Studies (literature, history, politics, or other fields) at the time of nomination.
The Undergraduate Grant is open to juniors and seniors majoring or minoring in German Studies and nominated by their department. The Graduate Grant is open to master's level students in the humanities and social sciences earning a certificate or working on a project in German Studies, and nominated by their department.
U.S. or Canadian citizens. Foreign nationals may be eligible if they have been full-time students at an American or Canadian university for at least 1 year.
Usually May 1 and November 1.
How To Apply:
Students or alumni, as applicable, may apply directly to this program. Applicants are encouraged, however, to work with SF State's fellowship advisor well in advance of the program deadline to perfect their application essays and other materials.