External Funding

find financial support for research, study abroad, and more

Undergraduate and graduate students planning to study or do research abroad are strongly encouraged to apply for funding from the sources below, as past students have often been successful in receiving such funding. 

Austrian-American Fulbright

Founded in 1946, the Austrian-American Fulbright Commission offers 70 eight-month teaching assistantships at Austrian Gymnasien and Hauptschulen in all nine Austrian provinces. Candidates should have at least a BA and be interested in a career in education.


Founded in 1946, the Fulbright Commission offers various travel and research grants to all corners of the world. Preference is given to recent BS/BA graduates, master's, and doctoral candidates. Generally, most grantees design their own programs of study. See also the US government's site devoted to the Fulbright programs.


Established in 1971, the New York DAAD office serves as the liaison office for major German organizations in the field of higher education and research, such as the HRK (University Rectors Conference), the DFG (German Research Society) and the Max Planck Society. DAAD offers a broad variety of academic programs and grants are available to both students and faculty at US and Canadian higher educational institutions, generally of US or Canadian citizenship.

German Chancellor Fellowship for tomorrow's leaders

Since 1990, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation has awarded 10 scholarships annually to prospective leaders from the United States (usually not older than 35 years) in the academic, economic, and political fields, enabling them to carry out research projects of their own choice in Germany. During one-year research stays, scholars are also given an opportunity to gain insight into the social, cultural, economic and political situation in Germany. 

Internationales Parlaments-Stipendium des Deutschen Bundestages

Would you like to work at the German Parliament? The German Bundestag invites you, in cooperation with the Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität Berlin, and Technische Universität Berlin, to apply for an International Parliamentary Scholarship (IPS) to spend five months in Berlin. The IPS program is aimed at highly qualified young men and women who are interested in politics and who wish to play an active and responsible role in shaping the democratic future of their country. The German Bundestag (the German Parliament) offers young people the opportunity to get to know the German parliamentary system and political decision-making processes, and to gain practical experience of parliamentary work during a 15-week work placement with a member of the Bundestag. The scholarship winners are chosen by the German Bundestag’s independent selection panel. 

CDS International Internships

CDS International is a nonprofit organization that supports intercultural understanding through professional development programs in Argentina, Germany, Russia, Spain, and the United States. The programs include international internships, professional fellowships, State Department public diplomacy initiatives, J-1 visa services, work-study programs, and study tours. They have over 40 years of experience working with participants from more than 80 countries. 

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