DAAD North America: German Studies Research Grant

German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst - DAAD)

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Grant amount: US $2,000 - US $3,000

Next deadline: May 1, 2020

Later deadlines: Nov 1, 2020

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student Graduate Student

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Germany

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

Location of citizenship: Canada, United States

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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.

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


  • Undergraduates with at least junior (third-year) 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.
  • Grants are restricted to citizens or permanent residents of the US and Canada who are enrolled full time at the university that nominates them.


  • Support cannot be provided for stays in Germany in the context of study abroad programs.