DAAD newsletter 2019 (scholarships and events)

DAAD newsletter 2019 (scholarships and events)

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Below please find the information about numerous DAAD events, research and scholarships at universities all over the Baltic states. 

Events with DAAD participation

On March 14 the DAAD Information Centre for Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania will participate in the Career Days of the VGTU in Vilnius. Further information is available here.

Save the date: Falling Walls Riga / 15-year anniversary of DAAD Baltic States, June 5th 2019
The DAAD Information Centre will be hosting the Falling Walls Lab Riga in the afternoon of June 5th. The Falling Walls Lab is an international forum for the next generation of outstanding innovators and creative thinkers. Its aim is to promote exceptional ideas and to connect promising scientists from all fields on a global level. Participants get the opportunity to present their research work or initiative to peers, a jury made up of experts from academia, and the general public - in 3 minutes each. The winner of the Falling Walls Lab Riga will compete against the national winners from countries around the globe in the final which takes place in Berlin in November. The competition is open to academics of all levels: Bachelor students, Master students, PhD students and postdocs are welcome to attend. Information about the application will follow soon via the newsletter, as well as on our Facebook page and on our website. General information on the Falling Walls Lab can be found here.

Annual Meeting of the Lithuanian Teachers' Association in Vilnius, 6.4.2019
"Intelligent Teaching and Learning" is the title of this year's annual meeting of the Lithuanian Teachers' Association. It will take place on April 6 at the Faculty of Philology of the University of Vilnius (Universiteto 3). Registration is requested until March 22nd. The programme can be viewed on the website of the Lithuanian Association of German Teachers. The DAAD will participate with information lectures on studying in Germany.

DAAD Scholarship Announcements

Research Grants - Short Term Grants for foreign doctoral candidates, young academics and scientists
The DAAD funds research projects or the participation in courses of continuing education at a state or state-recognised institution of higher education or a non-university research institute in Germany, which is being carried out in coordination with an academic adviser in Germany. Funding is available for a period between one and a maximum of six months. Further information as well as application documents can be found here (Estonia), here (Latvia), and here (Lithuania). Applications can be submitted until April 30th.
Research Stays for University Academics and Scientists
The DAAD funds research stays at state or state-recognised institutions of higher education or non-university research institutes in Germany. A research stay can also take place at several host institutions. Applicants should be University teachers or other established academics. Usually, they should have completed a doctoral degree and work at a university or research institute in their home country.  Funds are awarded for stays between one and three months; funding may only be claimed once within three years. Further information as well as application documents can be found here (Estonia), here (Latvia), and here (Lithuania). Applications can be submitted until April 30th.

Re-invitation Programme for Former Scholarship Holders
To maintain contact with Germany, former DAAD Research Grant or Study Scholarship holders with funding for more than six months and former DDR (East German) Scholarship holders who studied in Germany for at least one year can apply for a re-invitation. Funding is available for research and work projects at a state or state-recognised (public) university or a non-university research institution. Former graduates working outside academia can also apply for funding to cover a working stay at an institution in business or industry, administration, culture or media. The stay may last between one to three months. Further information as well as application documents can be found here (Estonia), here (Latvia), and here (Lithuania). Applications can be submitted until April 30th.

Study Visits by Groups of Foreign Students
Baltic universities can apply to the DAAD for the funding of study trips and study internships for groups of their students until May 1. A "study visit" is the visit of two or more German higher education institutions. A "study internship" is the visit of only one German higher education institution. The objectives of a study trip are to provide participants with a subject-specific knowledge by organising visits to at least two universities, subject-related tours and informative discussions in the field of higher education (study trips) or participation in specialist courses, block seminars, workshops at the invitation of the partner university (study internships). The stay in Germany may take place after 1st of September 2019. Applications for study trips after March 1, 2020 are possible until November 1st. More information can be found here

Have you got any further questions about the grants or about how to prepare your application? Please get in touch with us!

DAAD Announcements

DAAD language assistants at Daugavpils University and Vygautas-Magnus-University Kaunas
The DAAD offers opportunities to work as language assistants in Daugavpils and Kaunas for teaching German and supporting local lecturers and researchers. The Language Assistance programme is aimed at young graduates of German Philology, a regional philology or other fields in the social sciences and humanities, who have lived in Germany during the last two years prior to their departure. Applications for the language assistant positions in Daugavpils and Kaunas will be accepted until March 3, 2019. More information is available here

Other scholarships and announcements

Project competition by the Baltic-German University Liaison Office
The Baltic-German University Liaison Office funds projects that strengthen scientific cooperation between Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania on the one hand, and Germany on the other. Projects from all scientific fields and in different formats can be promoted, e.g.  lectures and seminars, research stays, conferences, publications, etc. For a project to be conducted between June 1 2019 and November 15 2019, the application deadline is March 15 2019. Further information can be found here.

Scholarship for an internship in the Parliament of Latvia
Similiarly to the International Parliamentary Scholarship of the German Parliament, also the Latvian Parliament (Saeima) offers scholarships for German Graduates for internships at the Saeima from September 02-27, 2019. Please send your application to ic@daad.lv until 31.03.2019. Further information is available on the website of the Latvian Embassy in Germany.

PhD positions at the Hector Fellow Academy
Each year, the Hector Fellow Academy sponsors several doctoral positions in the fields of MINT, medicine and psychology. Doctoral candidates will benefit from the experience and outstanding expertise of their supervisors while building a research network. It is possible to apply with an independent project or to apply for an announced position. Applications for announced positions can be submitted until March, 31. More information can be found on the website of the Hector Fellow Academy.

Fraunhofer research grants for post-docs
The grant »Fraunhofer Attract« offers outstanding external scientists the opportunity to develop their ideas within one of the well-equipped Fraunhofer institutes, operating close to market needs. The scientists will be offered a budget of 2.5 Million Euro over 5 years to lead a group of 3-5 co-workers. Applications are possible until April 9. Further information is available here.

DAAD Alumni Seminar in Passau, July 8-12 2019
The DAAD alumni summer seminar is aimed at academics from all Eastern European countries (including Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia) who have at some point of their career studied, researched or worked for at least 3 months as students, graduates, scientists or lecturers at a German university. The summer seminar will enable the participants to engage in intensive and interdisciplinary discussions of the multifaceted spheres of influence of the ancient and medieval trade routes as well as the initiatives of a "new Silk Road" and provide impulses for further scientific and practical analyses of the subject. Applications must be submitted by March 10th. The complete call for applications can be viewed here.

Erasmus+ course in Rēzekne
Rēzekne Academy of Technologies offers summer courses for students and teachers in July and August on the topics of "High-Quality Media Content Creation" and "Language Teaching Ideologies, Digital Tools and Social Inclusion" in the context of Latvia. If you are interested in spending a week of your summer in the East of Latvia, contact Margarita.Graiconoka@rta.lv. Information on the events can be found in the attachment.

Many additional events are regularly posted on our Facebook page and our calendar on the website, and via our Twitter account.

You can find information about our activities, about studying in Germany, about scholarships etc. on www.daad.lv / www.daad.ee / www.daad.lt, on Facebook and on Twitter (@DAAD_Baltics). General information about the DAAD is available on www.daad.de

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