This specialized DAAD program offers 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. 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.
Undergraduates with at least junior standing pursuing a German Studies track or minor may be nominated for the grant by their department and/or program chair. Applicants are expected to have completed two years of college German and a minimum of three courses in German Studies (literature, history, politics or other fields) at the time of nomination.
Research support ranges and is intended to offset living and travel costs during the active research phase. DAAD will provide a monthly stipend (varies based on academic level and cover health insurance and provide a flat rate subsidy for travel costs). In addition, limited funds are available for a rent subsidy and family allowance. Support cannot be provided for stays in Germany in the context of study abroad programs. Grants are restricted to citizens or permanent residents of the US and Canada who are enrolled full time at the university that nominates them.