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Following a re-allocation of funds we very much regret that we are unable to award any Short-term Research Grants (for up to 6 months),  Research Stays for University Academics and Scientists (for up to 3 months), as well as Re-invitation Grants for Former Scholarship Holders (for up to 3 months) in spring 2016. The next application deadline for all of the above will therefore be 1 October 2016 for visits starting during the first half of 2017. 


DAAD London Newsletter

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'Germany from the Outside' - Panel Discussion
right to left: Dr Nicholas Martin, University of Birmingham (IGS), Dr Christin Hess, Aston University / University of Maastricht, Lord Green, Prof. Sarah Colvin and Dr Henning Grunwald, both University of Cambridge
right to left: Dr Nicholas Martin, University of Birmingham (IGS), Dr Christin Hess, Aston University / University of Maastricht, Lord Green, Prof. Sarah Colvin and Dr Henning Grunwald, both University of Cambridge

On 11th November, DAAD London held a panel discussion entitled “Germany from the Outside” in front of a packed audience at the Goethe Institut in London. The event allowed researchers who had previously received funding under the DAAD “Promoting German Studies” scheme to present their outcomes and discuss such questions/notions as ‘What it means to be German in the 21st century’, ‘Germany and the World’, ‘The Political Challenge of Managing Migration in the UK und Germany’, and ‘Germany from the Outside’. Capably chaired by Lord Green, the author of ‘Reluctant Meister – How Germany’s past is shaping its European Future’ ( published 2014), the representatives of British and German Universities as well as the audience were led through a highly thought-provoking discussion. Read more.


Translation Competition on Annett Gröschner's novel 'Walpurgistag'

Winners of our 11th competition have been announced! This autumn's translation competition was run in conjunction with the ENCOUNTERS series at the Institute of Modern Languages Research (IMLR) and University of Nottingham. Participants were asked to put themselves in the shoes of a translator when tackling a short passage from Annett Gröschner's novel Walpurgistag (published in 2011 by Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt).

We were overwhelmed by the response we received and would like to thank everyone who took part! The competition was open to secondary school pupils, undergraduates, postgraduates and anybody else who felt up to the challenge of translating a passage of German literature into English. Click here to find out about the winning entries.

Seminar for Russell Group and U15/TU9 Universities on HE Research Co-operation

Cumberland Lodge, photo by Jan Adriaenssens
Cumberland Lodge, photo by Jan Adriaenssens

On 21st and  22nd September 2015, Cumberland Lodge in Windsor Great Park near London hosted the ‘German-British Seminar on HE Research Co-operation for Representatives of Russell Group and U15/TU9 Universities’, organised by the DAAD London Office. Representatives took part from eleven German universities in the higher education alliances TU9 and German U15, and from ten British Russell Group universities. Find out more.


25 Years of German Unity - Take part in the German Unification Quiz!



Funding to go to Germany




Past events

Poetry-Writing Competition on the British Museum's 'Germany - Memories of a Nation' exhibition

Dürer's Rhinoceros C The Trustees Of The British Museum
Dürer's Rhinoceros C The Trustees Of The British Museum

A big THANK YOU goes to everybody who participated in our poetry-writing competition! The jury was very impressed with the variety and quality of poems as participants revealed depth and insight and evoked a wealth of sentiments and questions. Participants came from across the UK and even from abroad. 

Find out more



'The Benefits of Brussels: Opportunities and Challenges for European HE'

The conference, held on 4 November 2014, was the third in a series of Europe-themed conferences that DAAD London now organises annually. Watch out for details on this year's conference.  


The conference offered: 

  • An opportunity to meet with the key people from Brussels, Germany and France in London.
  • An update on what’s happening in Brussels and discuss what this means for your institution.
  • The latest British, German and French perspectives.
  • A programme designed to give pragmatic advice, best practice and networking opportunities through peer discussion groups.
  • A chance to find out more about successful university-business collaborations. 

The conference was organised by the DAAD London, Universities UK, and the Institut Français.

Click here for the full programme and for the conference report (in German). If you have any queries regarding this event please contact Cecile Reese