DAAD German Studies Research Grant for US and Canadian Applicants, 2013

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The DAAD is funding German Studies Research Grant for citizens of the USA and Canada. Up to ten research grants are awarded to undergraduate and graduate students who are nominated by their department/program chairs for short-term research (one to two months) in Germany or – in exceptional cases – North America. Research support ranging in value from $1,500 to $3,000 is available to individual scholarship recipients and is intended to offset living and travel costs during the active research phase. The deadline for applications is November 1, 2013 for the US only and for Canada, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis (no deadline) until further notice.

Study Subject(s): The program is designed to encourage research and promote the study of cultural, political, historical, economic and social aspects of modern and contemporary German affairs from an inter- and multidisciplinary perspective.
Course Level:  The grants are awarded to highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students for short-term research (one to two months) in Germany or – in exceptional cases – North America.
Scholarship Provider: DAAD
Scholarship can be taken at: North America and Germany

Eligibility:-PhD students in the humanities and social science disciplines in the process of preparing their dissertation proposals on modern German topics may be nominated for the grant by their department and/or principal adviser.
-Students whose dissertation proposals have already been formally accepted are not eligible for nomination.
-The intent of the program is to provide an opportunity for short-term exploratory research to determine the viability or to delimit the scope of their proposed dissertations.
-The program is not intended to supplement or substitute for regular dissertation field work abroad which should lag the short-term research stay by at least one semester.
-Applicants are expected to have completed two years of college-level German language studies and a minimum of three courses in German Studies (literature, history, politics or other fields) at the time of nomination.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: Citizens of the USA and Canada are eligible for this research grant.

Scholarship Description: This specialized DAAD program offers up to ten German Studies Research Grants to highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students who are nominated by their department/program chairs. The grant may be used for short-term research (one to two months) in Germany or – in exceptional cases – North America. The program is designed to encourage research and promote the study of cultural, political, historical, economic and social aspects of modern and contemporary German affairs from an inter- and multidisciplinary perspective.

Number of award(s): DAAD program offers up to ten German Studies Research Grants.

Duration of award(s): Grants are awarded for one to two months.

What does it cover? Research support ranging in value from $1,500 to $3,000 is available to individual scholarship recipients and is intended to offset living and travel costs during the active research phase. Support cannot be provided for stays in Germany in the context of study abroad programs.

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: DAAD will announce its decision approximately eight weeks after submission of the application.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is electronically or by post.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The deadline for applications is November 1, 2013 for the US only. For Canada, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis (no deadline) until further notice.

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