Fellowships and Grants

Listed below are different fellowship and grant opportunities for research or work in the German-speaking world.

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) 
For any student interested in researching or studying in Germany, the DAAD is one of the first places to start searching. There is a range of fellowships to support short and long-term research projects for undergraduate and graduate students. Spend some time navigating the website and inform yourself about the many possibilities and opportunities for studying and researching in Germany.


Fulbright Research Grant 
This prestigious and competitive program provides students with funding to pursue an independent research project for one academic year at a German university. Applicants need to have a well-formulated project that requires research in Germany and a letter of invitation from a faculty member in Germany willing to serve as project mentor. Applications are submitted through Emory's National Scholarships and Fellowships Program office in White Hall 300 and due in early September. Applicants will sit for an on-campus interview before their application is forwarded to the national Fulbright office in Washington.


Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Germany 
This program is available to graduating seniors who are interested in teaching American Studies, including the English language, in a German high school for one academic year. High-intermediate abilities in German required. Applications are submitted through Emory's National Scholarships and Fellowships Program office in White Hall 300 and due in early September. Applicants will sit for an on-campus interview before their application is forwarded to the national Fulbright office in Washington.


US Teaching Assistantship in Austria 
This program is available to graduating seniors who are interested in teaching American Studies, including the English language, in an Austrian high school for one academic year. High-intermediate abilities in German required. Applications are submitted directly to the Fulbright Austria office and due in late January of each year.


Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange 
Coordinated by Cultural Vistas, this program is unique among the different post-graduate fellowship options in that it consists of a two-month intensive summer language course, one semester of university study, and a one-semester internship in one's field of interest. No German required. Application is available online and due December 1st.


Berlin Abgeordnetenhaus Fellowship 
This one-year research fellowship program is open to students interested in pursuing independent research on issues related to Berlin or that require use of Berlin-based organizations and institutes. Application is available online and due December 15th.


Internationales Parlaments-Stipendium 
This five-month program allows participants to intern with a representative of the German Bundestag and learn first-hand how the German parliamentary system operates. Advanced German required. Application is available online and due in July of each year.  


ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship 
ThinkSwiss offers scholarships for a research stay in Switzerland. It supports highly motivated and qualified U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to do research at a public Swiss university or research institute for 2 to 3 months. The scholarship is open to students of all fields. Applicants are responsible for finding a host professor or researcher at a Swiss institution. Application is available online and due in late January of each year.


Scholarly Inquiry and Research at Emory (SIRE) Independent Research Grants 
SIRE supports Emory undergraduates interested in conducting independent research in Germany either during winter break or the summer. Funding is provided by the Halle Foundation. Applications available online and due in March for summer funding.


Fulbright Combined Award to Austria
This program is available to graduating seniors who are interested in combining an English teaching assistantship at an Austrian high school with a research project conducted at an Austrian university for one academic year. High-intermediate abilities in German required. Applications are submitted directly to the Fulbright Austria office and due in mid-January of each year. 


Fulbright Community-based Combined Award to Austria
This program is available to graduating seniors who are interested in combining an English teaching assistantship at an Austrian high school with a community-based project conducted in conjunction with coursework at an Austrian university for one academic year.