NEW! German Studies Research Grant for Canadian Students!

The DAAD encourages the department and program chairs at Canadian universities to nominate their·highly qualified Canadian undergraduate and graduate students·for a ·DAAD German Studies Research Grant. The grant may be used for short-term research (i.e., 1-2 months) in Germany or -- in exceptional cases -- North America. 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.

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.

Master's level graduate students in the humanities and social sciences earning a certificate or working on a project in German Studies may be nominated for the grant by their department and/or program chair.

 PhD students in the humanities and social sciences in the process of preparing their dissertation proposals on modern German topics may be nominated for the  grant by their department and/or principal advisor. Students whose dissertation proposals have already been formally accepted are not eligible for nomination. The intent of the program is to provide an opportunity for short-term exploratory research to determine the viability or to delimit the scope of their proposed dissertations. The program is not intended to supplement or substitute for regular dissertation field work abroad which should lag the short-term research stay by at least one semester.

All applicants are expected to have completed two years of college-level German language studies and a minimum of three courses in German Studies (literature, history, politics, or other fields) at the time of nomination. Research support ranging in value from $1,500 to $2,500 is available to individual scholarship recipients and is intended to offset living and travel costs during the active research phase. Support cannot be provided for stays in Germany in the context of study abroad programs. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until November 1, 2011

For the application form and more information please visit: for undergraduates, for graduates, for PhD students.