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German Studies, Cornell University

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DAAD Fellowship

APPLICATIONS INVITED FOR DAAD/CORNELL EXCHANGE FELLOWSHIPS FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018

APPLICATIONS are now invited for DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Fellowships for the Academic Year 2017-2018 DAAD fellowships carry tuition and fees, monthly stipends ranging roughly from Euro 750 to Euro 1,000, and a stipend to defray travel costs.  The fellowships enable students to study at a German university (Study Scholarships) or to work on a research project in Germany (Research Grants).THE COMPETITION is open to graduating seniors, graduate students and recent PhDs, and post-doctoral researchers from all schools and colleges in the university except completion of a clinical science degrees at a German university (dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, or veterinary medicine).

Research Grant Applicants should establish contact with their intended host university as early as possible and secure a letter of invitation or welcome. This letter will become part of the application package. Please note that "your application will be greatly advantaged if you can provide evidence of any existing contact, or attempt at establishing contact, with academics at your chosen German host institution." (DAAD guidelines).  Also note that "applicants in the humanities and social sciences should have a good command of German." (DAAD guidelines)

In general, applicants should be US or Canadian citizens. However, foreign nationals are eligible if they have been full-time students at a US or Canadian university for more than one year at the time of application.  German nationals must have been affiliated full-time with a US or Canadian institution for at least six years.  All foreign nationals must contact DAAD New York, daadny@daad.org, before applying to determine their eligibility status.


PLEASE SEE THE DAAD WEBSITE (WWW.DAAD.ORG) FOR THE EXACT GUIDLELINES OF THE PARTICULAR GRANT YOU ARE APPLYING FOR. 

Applicants are requested to register with the Online Application Portal prior to making an application. Applicants should upload their completed application form and all mandatory documents, except the letters of recommendation. Once applicants upload all items, a summary of the application will be sent to applicants in PDF format.


Submit A TOTAL OF FOUR SETS of the summary along with the original letter of recommendation in a sealed envelope to Miriam Zubal, Department of German Studies, 183 Goldwin Smith Hall. 
 
                   
  • DEADLINE: - Monday, October 24, 2016 (noon) this is an earlier deadline than what's posted on DAAD website necessary for our pre-selection committee.  *Applicants interested in Performing and Visual Arts need to submit their material directly to the DAAD in Bonn, Germany. Please refer to the website for complete instructions. 

  • Please note that incomplete or late applications will not be accepted. As the portal will be closed at 11 PM Central European Time on November 4, 2016, applicants are advised to start the application process at least a week before the deadline. Our department deadline is earlier than the dates posted on the DAAD website. Your application is only complete when both your electronic application and the paper version have been received by the DAAD. Paper applications will be mailed to the DAAD by the Department of German Studies. 

  • Collate, but DO NOT STAPLE, each item of the application in the order listed on the Application Checklist.


STUDY SCHOLARSHIP

(ONLY for Master's Degree program in Germany or as part of Master's program in US) 
Click here to view APPLICATION CHECKLIST for Study Scholarship

RESEARCH GRANT

(Research/Independent Study) 
Click here to view APPLICATION CHECKLIST for Research Grant



QUESTIONS? Contact Miriam Zubal (mz17@cornell.edu; 255-4047) or Anette Schwarz (as163@cornell.edu


PLEASE NOTE: Candidates selected by the Cornell Selection Committee will be entered into the national competition and evaluated by DAAD appointed international selection committee. Their decisions are binding and no reasons for decisions will be given.