DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst, or German Academic Exchange Service) German Studies Research Grants provide support for highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students pursuing short one- to two-month research projects in Germany. The program hopes to encourage study of cultural, political, historical, economic, and social aspects of modern and contemporary German affairs from interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary perspectives.
Individual grants usually range from $1,500 to $3,000 and are intended to offset living and travel costs during the active research phase of each recipient’s project. Recipients may not use their grants for study abroad programs.
Candidates must be pursuing a German Studies track or minor and must also be nominated by their home university’s department and/or program chair. Undergraduates must have at least junior standing at the time of application, and all candidates are expected to have completed two years of college-level German and at least three courses in German Studies (including literature, history, politics, and other fields) at the time of nomination. All candidates must be U.S. citizens who are enrolled full-time at their nominating university.