DAAD-AICGS Research Fellowship Program

German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst - DAAD)

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Grant amount: Up to US $10,000

Next anticipated deadline: Apr 15, 2019

Later anticipated deadlines: Dec 1, 2019

Applicant type: Postdoctoral Researcher Unaffiliated Researcher PhD Student

Funding uses: Fellowship

Location of project: Europe, Germany, United States

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

Location of citizenship: Germany, United States

Must travel to: District of Columbia

Degree requirements: Applicants must be within a few years of receiving their PhD

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The American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS), the leading resource and research center for analysis and assessment of the German-American relationship in an evolving Europe and changing world, is pleased to announce the DAAD-AICGS Research Fellowship Program. The program is designed to bring scholars and specialists working on Germany, Europe, and/or transatlantic relations to the AICGS, which is located in Washington, DC, for stays of two months each.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Project proposals should be compatible with the Institute's mission and address one or more of the Institute's five research and programming areas:
    • Germany and the United States in the Global Economy
    • Germany in Europe
    • New Security Challenges and Changing Foreign Policy Agendas
    • Culture, Values, and Politics
    • Transnational Issues
  • Applicants must be of German or US nationality.
  • If selected as DAAD-AICGS fellows, German nationals must be eligible for and obtain a J-1 visa from a US consulate or embassy in Germany.
  • Applicants should have completed or currently be working on a PhD. Only in exceptional cases will fellowships be awarded to applicants with an MA, who are not PhD students.


  • Special consideration will be given to research projects relevant to the Institute's current emphases within these areas (please see the AICGS website for current project information).


  • Individuals who have received a grant or other support from the DAAD within three years of the starting date of the fellowship are not eligible to apply
    • this does not apply for applicants affiliated with DAAD Centers for German and European Studies.