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DAAD German Studies Research Grant -- Undergraduate and Graduate

Please consult the program website to confirm program details, including applicable deadlines.

Program Website

Program Purpose

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.

Program Description

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.




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.

Applicant Profile

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. citizens only.


Usually May 1 and November 1.

How To Apply



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