Dr. Rudy Schlaf's Group_____________________________________________________
Last Modified Aug 2013
DAAD Fellowships for Study Abroad:
The "Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst" (DAAD, German Academic Exchange Service) offers a number of support programs for German students who want to spend one or two semesters in the US, and US students who want to do the same in Germany. Generally students have to apply themselves for these fellowships/travel support grants. Faculty only support such applications through letters of recommendation/invitation etc.
German Students ---> US:
German students who want to come to USF should visit the German website of the DAAD (www.daad.de) and check out the latest program information. The DAAD web site has a great database search tool for their (and other) fellowship opportunities. As of summer 2008 the following programs appear to be relevant for short term visits:
Note that the "Kurzfristige Studienaufenthalte fuer Abschlussarbeiten von Studierenden" stipend has flexible application and start dates (per communication with a DAAD representative). In other words, this stipend can be applied for any start/end dates, as long as the application is received by DAAD at least three months prior to start of the research program.
US Students ---> Germany:
The DAAD also offers individual fellowships for US students who want to study in Germany through their New York office. Please, check their website for the latest information. As of summer 2008 there seem to be these offerings for short visits:
1) Fellowships for undergraduates:
RISE - Research Internships in Science and Engineering
2) Fellowships for graduate students:
There are also offerings for US students who want to learn German/take language classes at German universities. Please, check the DAAD website for details.