DAAD New York is pleased to announce the call for applications for the next round of Research Ambassadors, a group of informed and enthusiastic experts and advisers on research opportunities in Germany.


The main responsibility of a DAAD Research Ambassador is to promote research opportunities in Germany in his/her professional community, university or organization, and discipline. This can take the form of:

  • Contacting departmental chairs and senior administration officers to share information about study and research opportunities in Germany, including DAAD grants and other organizations’ funding programs.
  • Arranging an informational meeting on campus each academic year for students in their department and/or prospective applicants to DAAD programs.
  • Providing advice and support to students and researchers interested in pursuing academic activities in Germany in his/her field from any university or institution in the US or Canada – and potentially doing the same for German DAAD grantees currently studying in North America.
  • Submitting short reports at the end of each semester to DAAD with any important contacts made and meetings organized.

 Eligible applicants:

  • have spent a total of at least 10 months conducting research in Germany at the doctoral level or above;
  • are familiar with the current research landscape in Germany for their respective discipline;
  • are willing and able to attend the DAAD Research Ambassadors Training Workshop in New York City, from the evening of Thursday, August 15 until mid-day on Saturday, August 17 (travel costs will be arranged and covered by DAAD).

Scholars and scientists from all disciplines are invited to apply.

To download the application, please download our application form.

Applications must be received by May 15, 2019 at dumisic@daad.org.

For more information, please visit our Research Ambassadors page.

If you have any questions about the program or application process, please contact Ms. Amra Dumisic at dumisic@daad.org or (212) 758-3223 x211.