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									                                                                                         Issue 20 – February 2011

                                 Dear alumna, dear alumnus, dear DAAD friends,
  DAAD-Australia on
  Facebook & Twitter             Welcome to the 20th edition of the DAAD Australia newsletter, our first for 2011!
  National Australian            Floods and Cyclones in Queensland, floods and bushfires at the same time in Victoria,
  Curriculum and German          bushfires in Perth suburbs… These days many Australians are kept more than busy
  as a LOTE                      surviving, rescuing, cleaning up and trying to move on. For those not affected by nature’s
  Kleist-Tagung                  capers it almost feels wrong to go on as usual. We at the DAAD feel for those who have been
                                 affected. We wish you all the best and a bright light at the end of the tunnel.
  Upcoming Applications
  Deadline!                      This edition’s topics:

  DAAD-AAvH Mentoring               •     DAAD-Australia on Facebook and Twitter
  Scheme                            •     National Curriculum – Languages
                                    •     Kleist-Tagung
  AAvH Conference in                •     Next DAAD scholarships application deadline: March 31 – apply now!
                                    •     DAAD-AAvH Mentoring Scheme – April 8 Meeting
  Network of German                 •     Information Session on AvH funding
  Studies Lecturers                 •     AAvH Conference in September with DAAD day
                                    •     Network of German Studies Lecturers at Australian Universities –
  International PhD                       DAAD-Ortslektorentreffen am 9. April
                                    •     International PhD programs (IPID)
  RISE Program                      •     RISE Program - Visa help
                                    •     Regional DAAD alumni meetings
  Regional DAAD Alumni              •     DAAD President to become Minister for Science, Research and Culture of the State
  Meetings                                of Brandenburg
  DAAD President to              Once again we’ve made this newsletter a mix of English and German, which we hope will
  become State Minister          be interesting for everyone. We’d love to hear your feedback and comments on all aspects
                                 of the newsletter!
DAAD Information Centre
Sydney                           Enjoy!
c/o Goethe-Institut
90 Ocean Street                  Elisabeth, Ahil & Andreas
Woollahra NSW 2025

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  Welcome                                               DAAD Australia on Facebook and Twitter
  DAAD-Australia on              You can now find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter! For all the latest up-to-date
  Facebook & Twitter             information, external scholarship programs, course offers and the like, find us on Facebook or
                                 follow us on Twitter!
  National Australian            On our Facebook page, you also have the opportunity to share your exchange story, post
  Curriculum and
                                 photos of your stay in Germany and share your experience with other past and future
  German as a LOTE
                                 scholarship holders and Germany enthusiasts!

                                               National Curriculum: Draft Paper for Languages Update
  Mentoring Scheme               Submissions for German

  AAvH Conference in             The draft paper for the national curriculum for languages was released last week and the
  September                      consultation process is now open. It will close on 7 April. Details can be found at the website
                                 of the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA),
  Network of German    
  Studies Lecturers
                                 While the proposal provides an enormous boost for language learning, especially at primary
  International PhD              level - and German is included in the list of languages for which a national curriculum will be
  programs                       developed over the next few years - it is important to know this list may still be revised and the
                                 priorities for which languages will be included at which stage may be changed. It is therefore
  RISE Program                   vital that all stakeholders in education, business and science, as well as the German
                                 community should provide their input and submit their comments to support learning German
  Regional DAAD                  in Australian schools.
  Alumni Meetings
                                 In order to strengthen the standing of German in the national curriculum, we therefore urge all
  DAAD President to              of you to take the time to visit the ACARA website and submit your input to support German.
  become State Minister          Send a testimonial, tell them how German has influenced your life or your career, why
                                 German is important for Australia and why it should be included in the early stage of the
                                 Australian Curriculum for Languages. Having experienced German and Germany first hand,
                                 you're in one of the best positions to describe the importance of learning and speaking
                                 German. You will also find further information on the importance of German, and German in
                                 Australian schools, universities, research and business below.

DAAD Information Centre
Sydney                           German programs in Australian schools are well established and of high quality. The 120,000
c/o Goethe-Institut
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                                 students of German at Australian schools enjoy great opportunities for cultural immersion:
Woollahra NSW 2025               exhibitions, lectures, concerts, an annual German School Film Festival, a national program of
Australia                        German Days Out in all Australian capital cities, workshops, special film screenings, state
                                 competitions in areas such as poetry, posters, drawing, drama, reading, and essays as well        as community engagement through festivals and German clubs and organisations. Some of
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                                 these projects have been adopted as best practice examples by Education Departments for
like to unsubscribe from this    other languages. There is also a range of scholarships from a variety of institutions available
newsletter, please email us at   to learners of German, as well as a number of exchange programs.
                                                                                           Issue 20 – February 2011

  Welcome                        Among others Ms Nicola Roxon, Federal Minister for Health and Aging, Mr Stephen
                                 Connelly, Pro Vice Chancellor International and Vice-President at RMIT University, Mr Angus
  DAAD-Australia on              Canvin, National Expert at the European Parliament, Mr David Holwell, Head of IT Business
  Facebook & Twitter             Relations at Siemens Munich Germany, and Ms Alisson Ward, Vice President HR at
                                 Emirates Airlines Dubai are recipients of the prized SAGSE Scholarship (
  National Australian
  Curriculum and                 German programs also are among Australia's best resourced, with local resource centres in
  German as a LOTE               state and regional centres, special locally produced curriculum materials, a host of online
                                 resources provided by the Goethe-Institut among others, German Language Assistant
  Kleist-Tagung                  programs, interns, courses to improve language proficiency, teacher scholarships, vocational
                                 education & training programs in schools, teacher associations and networks in all Australian
  Upcoming                       states and territories, a biennial national conference and annual state conferences for
  Applications Deadline!         teachers of German with international guest speakers and a free film-lending service.
                                 It should therefore come as no surprise that the retention rate of students in German beyond
  DAAD-AAvH                      the compulsory years is high.
  Mentoring Scheme
                                 Universities and Research
  AAvH Conference in
                                 Australia and Germany have very close academic and research ties. Beyond the 1976
                                 Bilateral Agreement on Science and Technology Cooperation, a number of Australian and
  Network of German
  Studies Lecturers
                                 German states have bilateral agreements, such as Queensland (Hessen, NRW), South
                                 Australia (BW), New South Wales (NRW) and Victoria (NRW). All Australian tertiary
  International PhD              institutions have exchange agreements with German-speaking countries in place (around
  programs                       300 in total). 12 Australian universities offer German Studies (including all Go8 universities),
                                 3 additional universities offer German language courses. Around 2000 students are enrolled
  RISE Program                   in German Studies Australia wide, and German has excellent retention rates.
                                 With Germany being the economic and cultural powerhouse of Europe, it stands to reason
  Regional DAAD                  that students choose to learn German as a first step towards covering the important aspect
  Alumni Meetings                of an education towards becoming a global player: Europe literacy. The ARC counted
                                 Germany on position 3 (in 2010) on ground of common research publications, following the
  DAAD President to              USA and UK. The University of Adelaide analysed the research outcomes of 2009 und 2010
  become State Minister          and ranked Germany on position 2, right after the US. This is surprising because of the
                                 language barrier between these 2 countries, even though most science research in Germany
                                 is conducted bilingually or in English only.
                                 As for exchange, 3300 German students are studying in Australia while 400 Australians are
                                 studying full time in Germany. The numbers on both sides are increasing, as are the
                                 applications for exchange funding as a student, graduate, academic or researcher. In 2009,
                                 the DAAD funded a total of 1042 students, academics and researchers (248 Australians in
                                 Germany and 794 Germans in Australia) at a cost of around € 3,500,000. Currently 2 DAAD
                                 university lecturers and a further 2 language assistants are funded to work at the German
DAAD Information Centre          Departments of Australian universities.
Sydney                           The DAAD counts around 1500 DAAD alumni in Australia, including well-known author Anna
c/o Goethe-Institut              Funder, composers Lisa Lim and Jon Rose, film-maker Arthur Cantrill, 1st violinist of the
90 Ocean Street
Woollahra NSW 2025               Australien String Quartett Sophie Rowell, University of Canberra Chancellor Prof. Ingrid
Australia                        Moses, Curtin University Pro Vice Chancellor Humanities Prof. Majella Franzmann, and of
                                 course the late Prof. Michael Clyne AM. The DAAD alumni are currently in the process of        founding an Australian Association. There are also more than 450 Australian Alexander von
                                 Humboldt alumni who share the experience of research in Germany. The Humboldt
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like to unsubscribe from this    Foundation has awarded more than 470 research fellowships and 65 research awards to
newsletter, please email us at   scientists and scholars from Australia since 1953. More than 100 scientists and scholars
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  Welcome                        from Germany have received funding to conduct research in Australia. In 2009, 13 research
                                 fellowships and one research award were granted to Australians while 5 research fellowships
  DAAD-Australia on              were granted to scientists and scholars from Germany, amounting to an estimated €
  Facebook & Twitter             1,000,000 for German-Australian research exchange. Amongst the von Humboldt fellows,
                                 mainly professors and senior lecturers, are Max Planck Research Prize Awardee and
  National Australian            longstanding President of the Australian Association of von Humboldt Fellows (AAvH) Prof.
  Curriculum and                 Peter Schwerdtfeger, distinguished neuroscientist Prof. Elspeth McLachlan, Alexander von
  German as a LOTE               Humboldt Research Award recipients Prof. Timothy Devinney, Prof. Michael Fellows, and
                                 again Prof. Michael Clyne, amongst many others.
  Applications Deadline!         In an invitation to an International Innovation Roundtable on 18 November, Austrade stated
                                 that innovation is a topic of growing significance for both Australia and Germany and an
  DAAD-AAvH                      important element of the bilateral business relationship. There are now over 200 Australian
  Mentoring Scheme               companies active in Germany and over 375 German companies active in Australia, providing
                                 105,000 jobs down under. Many of these are offering highly innovative and technologically
  AAvH Conference in             advanced solutions. There is also a growing number of research partnerships, collaborations
                                 and exchanges adding to the strength of the relationship.
                                 In addition, with Germany’s huge investment in the Asia Pacific Region, the number of
  Network of German
  Studies Lecturers
                                 learners of German has risen dramatically in that region. The Goethe-Institut and the German
                                 Academic Exchange Service have therefore vastly expanded their network in the region to
  International PhD              meet the demand at school, university and adult language institution level in countries such
  programs                       as India, Indonesia, China, Korea and Japan. Therefore, Australians with competence in
                                 German vastly increase their range of study and work opportunities not only in Germany, but
  RISE Program                   also in Asian countries with strong investment and business ties to Germany and other
                                 German-speaking countries. The formation of the European Union itself is of major global
  Regional DAAD                  political importance and makes Europe literacy of equal importance to Asia literacy in
  Alumni Meetings                Australia in terms of global opportunities.
                                 Europe is the world’s biggest economy and 105 million of its citizens speak German as a first
  DAAD President to              language. The German-speaking countries, Austria, Luxembourg, Germany, Liechtenstein
  become State Minister          and Switzerland, lie in the heart of Europe, each with their own cultural identities. Since
                                 intercultural literacy is unachievable without the study of the language, German is best placed
                                 to enable students to become Europe literate and develop the intercultural skills demanded of
                                 global citizens. Learning German provides access to Europe’s rich cultural heritage, be it
                                 music, the arts, architecture, literature, philosophy, and to Europe’s contemporary
                                 achievements in science and technology, in particular innovative environmental technology.
                                 Germany is a founding member of the European Union and, like Australia, is a multicultural
                                 society with some 15 million of the 82 million citizens having a migrant background.

DAAD Information Centre          German in the Community
c/o Goethe-Institut              German-speakers have been migrating to Australia from Europe since 1838 and continue to
90 Ocean Street
Woollahra NSW 2025               contribute in all areas of cultural, political and economic wealth of modern Australia.
Australia                        According to the 2006 Census 137,025 Australian residents were born in Germany, Austria
                                 or Switzerland of whom more than 40.000 speak German at home as a first language, and        this figure does not reflect those using German for work and personal pursuits. The same
                                 census records 45,531 of these people living in regional Australia, making German a
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                                                                                           Issue 20 – February 2011

                                 A number of cultural programs such as Berlin Dayz, the annual Festival of German Films,
  DAAD-Australia on              exhibitions, concerts, lectures, music, dance, and theatre are organised and sponsored by
  Facebook & Twitter             the Goethe-Institut and partners in Australia and Germany. The DAAD organises and funds
                                 meetings and events for the Australian DAAD alumni, as does the Humboldt foundation. In
  National Australian            addition, Austrian, German and Swiss Clubs and churches organise cultural events, inter-
  Curriculum and                 generational activities, and provide authentic venues, food and music. There is an
  German as a LOTE               Oktoberfest in Brisbane, and SBS TV and Radio as well as community radio offer programs
                                 in German. People come together in community schools, sporting clubs, German playgroups
  Kleist-Tagung                  and pre-schools, after-hours German language schools and German schools. The German
                                 community is most definitely a vibrant one!
  Applications Deadline!

  Mentoring Scheme

  AAvH Conference in

  Network of German
  Studies Lecturers

  International PhD
  programs                          Wissensfiguren bei Heinrich von Kleist – Internationales Symposium im
                                                       Rahmen des Humboldt-Kollegs
  RISE Program
                                 From February 17-20, Dr Yixu Lü, Chair of the Department of Germanic Studies of The
  Regional DAAD                  University of Sydney, is hosting a symposium on German poet, dramatist and novelist
  Alumni Meetings                Heinrich von Kleist. It will deal with his approach to knowledge in a variety of areas, historical
                                 and social dimensions of his work, and the problem of knowledge in Late Enlightenment and
  DAAD President to              Romanticism.
  become State Minister
                                 Der Zugang zur Wissensproblematik in Kleists Werken erschließt sich einzig dem Versuch,
                                 solchen Änigmen auf den Grund zu kommen. In seinem Werk scheint sich jedes sichere
                                 Wissen entweder in ein "Versehen" oder aber in eine Desillusionierung angesichts der
                                 trügerischen Beschaffenheit der Sprache aufzulösen. Und doch zwingt der Autor seine
                                 Figuren zu einem Handeln, das ein gesichertes Wissen allzu oft als vergeblichen Nachtrag
                                 zu katastrophalen Ereignissen hinstellt.
                                 Wie Klaus Müller-Salget treffend bemerkt hat, treibt Kleist "mit einer Art von leidendem
                                 Sadismus" seine Figuren "immer wieder in extreme Situationen, die sie oft genug an den
DAAD Information Centre          Rand des Wahnsinns bringen". Und doch ergeben sich Figuren aus dem Wechselspiel von
Sydney                           Wissen und Nicht-Wissen, sowie auch aus der Antithetik von Wissen und Handeln, die
c/o Goethe-Institut
90 Ocean Street                  eminent beschreibbar sind und neue Untersuchungen erfordern.
Woollahra NSW 2025               "Wollt ihr das wissen?" fragt Graf Wetter vom Strahle am Anfang einer der bizarrsten
Australia                        Liebesgeschichten in der deutschen Literatur. Es ist außerdem kennzeichnend für Kleists
                                 dramatische Technik, dass die konträren Berichte Theobalds und des Grafen in ein Verhör        übergehen, das alles über das "Geheimnis" Käthchens zu enthüllen verspricht – "Wenn du es
For comments or if you would     wissen willst, wohlan so rede/ Denn dir liegt meine Seele offen da" –, jedoch am Ende nur
like to unsubscribe from this    weitere Rätsel aufgibt. Kleists Verhöre, jene vertrackten Wege der Wahrheitsfindung, die
newsletter, please email us at   nicht seltenen Strategien, ein "Wissen" in die Welt zu setzen, das mit keiner Wahrheit         korreliert.
                                                                                          Issue 20 – February 2011

  Welcome                        Das Wissen bei Kleist ist immer wieder Gegenstand "eine[r] Mischung von Begierde und
                                 Angst". Auch die historische und die gesellschaftliche Dimensionen seines Schaffens, die
  DAAD-Australia on              Wissensproblematik der Spätaufklärung und der Romantik in der Perspektive von Kleists
  Facebook & Twitter             Einzelgängertum, bieten manchen neuen Ansatzpunkt an. Angesichts der sehr eklektischen
                                 Referenzbereiche in den Schriften Kleists ergeben sich dringende Fragen nach der Gültigkeit
  National Australian            gängiger Wissenskategorien. Kleist spielt mit Wissensfiguren unterschiedlichster disziplinärer
  Curriculum and                 Provenienz, von der Philosophie zur Rhetorik, von der Physik zur Chemie, von der Esoterik
  German as a LOTE               zur Geschichtsschreibung. Ist dies Spiel oder Ernst? Erhofft wird vor allem eine pluralistische
                                 Tagung, die auch die exotischsten Wissensfiguren bei diesem wahrhaft unergründlichen
  Kleist-Tagung                  Autor zu Tage fördert.

  Upcoming                       Wenn Sie an der Tagung interessiert sind, melden Sie sich bitte ganz einfach und bequem
  Applications Deadline!         über den folgenden Link an:
  Mentoring Scheme
                                       Next DAAD scholarships application deadline: March 31 – apply now!
  AAvH Conference in
                                 Our next round of scholarship applications closes March 31 (Date of receipt at the DAAD in
  Network of German              Sydney)!
  Studies Lecturers
                                 If you're thinking about applying for one of the following scholarship programs, now is the
  International PhD              time!

  RISE Program                   Research Grants for Doctoral Candidates, Young Academics and Scientists
                                 For short term visits of 1-6 months (to run from August of the same year)
  Regional DAAD
  Alumni Meetings                Research grants provide young academics and scientists with an opportunity to carry out a
                                 research project or a course of continuing education at a German university or non-university
  DAAD President to              research institute.
  become State Minister          Excellently-qualified graduates holding a (research) Master’s / Honours’ degree should hand
                                 in a convincing and well-planned research or continuing education and training project.
                                 Applicants with a Ph.D. should have finished their Ph.D. no more than four years prior to

                                 More information:

                                 Study Visits for Academics
DAAD Information Centre          For stays to run from August of the same year
c/o Goethe-Institut
90 Ocean Street
                                 Our study visits for academics aim to enable lecturers from the fields of Fine Art, Design,
Woollahra NSW 2025               Film, Music, Architecture as well as Performing Arts (Drama, Direction, Dance,
Australia                        Choreography, etc.) to apply for a supported study visit for the purpose of artistic cooperation
                                 with a German host institution.        To qualify for support under the study visits for artists program, applicants must be lecturing
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                                 at a higher education institution in their home country. A well-planned and convincing project
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                                                                                                Issue 20 – February 2011

   Welcome                       with a German institution of higher education.

   DAAD-Australia on             Please note: DAAD support for study visits by artists can only be awarded once in any three-
   Facebook &                    year period.
                                 More information:
   National Australian
   Curriculum and
   German as a LOTE              Research Stays for University Academics and Scientists
                                 For stays of 1 to 3 months to run from August of the same year
                                 These grants and scholarships aim to provide foreign academics and scientists working in
   Upcoming                      higher education or at research institutes with an opportunity to carry out a research project at
   Applications                  a state (public) or state-recognised higher education institution or non-university research
   Deadline!                     institute in Germany.
                                 Excellently-qualified academics and scientists holding a PhD and working in higher education
   DAAD-AAvH                     or at a research institute in their home country should have a convincing and well-planned
   Mentoring Scheme              research project.
   AAvH Conference in
                                 More information:

   Network of German
   Studies Lecturers             Re-invitation Program for Former Scholarship Holders
                                 For stays of 1 to 3 months to run from August of the same year
   International PhD
   programs                      Former one-year scholarship holders can apply for re-invitation to Germany to complete a
                                 research or work project at a state (public) or state-recognised higher education institution or
   RISE Program                  non-university research institute.
                                 They must have a well-planned research or work project to be completed during the stay in
   Regional DAAD                 Germany and provide proof of a workplace being provided at the host institute.
   Alumni Meetings               Please note that support for a re-invitation can only be awarded once in any three-year period.

   DAAD President to             More information:
   become State
                                 If you have any questions about these programs or your applications, please do not hesitate to
                                 email us on!

                                  DAAD-AAvH Research Ambassadors and Mentoring Scheme – April 8 Meeting
DAAD Information Centre
Sydney                           In the last issue of our newsletter, we called for DAAD alumni (and von Humboldt fellows, if
c/o Goethe-Institut              you haven’t responded to a AAvH-intern request) holding positions as professors, senior
90 Ocean Street                  lecturers or researchers at Australian universities and research institutions who were willing to
Woollahra NSW 2025               act as mentors for Australian graduates, PhD students and young researchers who had
                                 previously received DAAD funding and would like to study and research in Germany or        continue their studies and research in Australia.

For comments or if you would     The DAAD is planning to establish a volunteer network of mentors and research ambassadors
like to unsubscribe from this    consisting of three groups from Australian and German academia (senior Australian DAAD
newsletter, please email us at         alumni and Humboldt fellows as well as German academics working in Australia) who are
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  Welcome                        interested in giving young people valuable advice and incentives beyond the usual
                                 scope of their supervisors. In return, the DAAD is offering information meetings and
  DAAD-Australia on              mentoring instructions, as well as the opportunity to link with colleagues all over the
  Facebook & Twitter             world.

  National Australian            We already have a good number of volunteers from all three groups as well as an
  Curriculum and German          enthusiastic first group of mentees, but in order to really get the ball rolling, we are still
  as a LOTE                      looking for further mentees for this valuable and forward-looking scheme.
  Kleist-Tagung                  We would therefore like to send out another Call for Mentees! We are looking for
                                 Australian graduates, PhD students and young researchers from all academic fields who
  Upcoming Applications
                                 were previously or who are currently funded by the DAAD. If you fit the bill and are
                                 interested in valuable advice, additional incentives, enhancing your networking skills, getting
  DAAD-AAvH Mentoring            involved in the global academic community and learning how to plan an academic career,
  Scheme                         please drop us a line on Dankeschön!

  AAvH Conference in             If you are interested in mentoring someone and have not previously registered your interest
  September                      with us, please do so now on Thank you!

  Network of German              The DAAD will organise a first information day in Australia for interested participants on
  Studies Lecturers              April 8, 2011 at the DAAD Information Office c/o Goethe-Institut in Sydney. We're planning
                                 to give all mentors and mentees background on the advantages of research collaboration
  International PhD              and exchange, especially in Australian-German terms, and turn them into research
  programs                       ambassadors. We also would like to forward some experience on mentoring schemes, and
                                 bring together the first trial mentor/mentee teams.
  RISE Program
                                 We will send all interested mentors and mentees the programme as well as an invitation as
  Regional DAAD Alumni           quickly as possible. We welcome suggestions and expressions of interest. We request that
  Meetings                       all interested parties apply first to their own universities for travel subsidy; only when that is
                                 not possible can the DAAD step in.
  DAAD President to
  become State Minister
                                                      Information Session on the Programs of the
                                                          Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

                                 Dr. Gisela Janetzke, Deputy Secretary General retd., Alexander von Humboldt Foundation,
                                 will be in Sydney to provide information on the various funding schemes offered by the
                                 German Foundation in a "Q&A session”:
DAAD Information Centre
                                  Friday 18 February 2011
c/o Goethe-Institut               11:00 am for 1 hour
90 Ocean Street                   MacCallum Room, Holme Building
Woollahra NSW 2025                The University of Sydney

For comments or if you would     The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation promotes academic cooperation between
like to unsubscribe from this    excellent scientists and scholars from abroad and from Germany. To this end, it grants more
newsletter, please email us at   than 800 research fellowships and research awards annually. These allow scientists and
                                 scholars from all over the world to come to Germany to work on a research project they
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                                 have chosen themselves together with a host and collaborative partner. Whether you are a
                                 young postdoctoral researcher at the beginning of your academic career, an experienced,
  DAAD-Australia on              established academic, or even a world authority in your discipline – Humboldt research
  Facebook & Twitter             fellowships and research awards offer you sponsorship for research in Germany tailored to
                                 you and your career situation. For more information see
  National Australian
  Curriculum and German          If you would like to attend the information session, please RSVP by Monday 14 February to
  as a LOTE                      Sandra Margon, International Development Manager, Europe and the Middle East – Office
                                 of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor International – The University of Sydney
  Kleist-Tagung                  T 9351 8994
  Upcoming Applications
                                                  AAvH-Conference in September with DAAD day
  DAAD-AAvH Mentoring
  Scheme                         The Australian Association of von Humboldt Fellows will hold its biannual meeting from
                                 Friday, 30th September to Sunday, 2nd October this year at the Neuroscience Research
  AAvH Conference in             Australia in Randwick (Sydney).
                                                                   Together with the AAvH, the DAAD is planning to
                                                                   organise a joint Humboldt/DAAD event at the meeting
  Network of German
  Studies Lecturers
                                                                   and DAAD alumnus Steffen Lehmann has accepted to
                                                                   speak at this event. In addition, there will be a
  International PhD                                                Humboldt Fellow and a German speaker for this forum
  programs                                                         which is planned for the Friday afternoon. Topics for
                                                                   this joint event will range from the opportunities and
  RISE Program                                                     advantages       of     Australian-German    scientific
                                                                   cooperation to ways of benefitting from the DAAD and
  Regional DAAD Alumni                                             the AvH to personal career planning and the DAAD-
  Meetings                                                         AAvH Mentoring Scheme.

  DAAD President to              We will invite our DAAD alumni to attend this joint session and kindly ask you to earmark
  become State Minister          this date.

                                       Network of German Studies’ Lecturers at Australian Universities –
                                                     DAAD-Ortsletorentreffen am 9. April

                                 Für den 9. April planen wir eine Informations- und Fortbildungsveranstaltung für alle
                                 Ortslektoren (das sind Deutsche, die Down Under an australischen Universitäten
DAAD Information Centre          Germanistik bzw. DaF unterrichten). Es wird letztendlich um die beiden Seiten einer
Sydney                           Medaille gehen: Germanistik in Deutschland und im Ausland. Es wird aber auch um die
c/o Goethe-Institut              Spezifika von Deutsch als Fremdsprache an australischen Unis und in der australischen
90 Ocean Street
Woollahra NSW 2025
                                 Bildungslandschaft allgemein gehen.
                                 Wir schicken allen interessierten Ortslektoren alsbald das Programm und eine Einladung        zu. Gerne nehmen wir Anregungen und Interessensbekundungen entgegen. Wir bitten
                                 alle Interessierten, zuallererst an der eigenen Universität Reisemittel zu beantragen. Nur
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                                                                                      Issue 20 – February 2011

  Welcome                                                International PhD programmes (IPID)
  DAAD-Australia on              Am 13./14. Dezember 2010 fand die zweite Auswahlsitzung zum Programm "International
  Facebook & Twitter             promovieren in Deutschland" (IPID) im DAAD in Bonn statt. Das Programm fördert die
                                 Einrichtung international ausgerichteter strukturierter Promotionsprogramme mit bis zu
  National Australian            100.000 EUR jährlich für die Jahre 2010 - 2013 in zwei Programmlinien.
  Curriculum and German
  as a LOTE                      Von den insgesamt 82 eingereichten Anträgen, davon 42 Wiederbewerbungen, wählte die
                                 Kommission 14 für eine Förderung aus (9 in der Programmlinie 1 und 5 in der
                                 Programmlinie 2). Weitere IPID-Ausschreibungen sind vorerst nicht geplant.
  Upcoming Applications
  Deadline!                      Programmlinie 1 "Internationalisierung der Doktorandenausbildung an deutschen
                                 Hochschulen" richtet sich an deutsche Hochschulen, die die Attraktivität und internationale
  DAAD-AAvH Mentoring            Sichtbarkeit ihrer Promotionsangebote durch Bündelung von Ressourcen, Schärfung des
  Scheme                         Profils und Einführung zusätzlicher Betreuungsmaßnahmen stärken wollen.

  AAvH Conference in             Programmlinie 2 "Bi-nationale Promotionsnetzwerke" unterstützt die Entwicklung
  September                      grenzüberschreitender Promotionsprogramme, die die Mobilität der Doktoranden und die
                                 Zusammenarbeit deutscher und ausländischer Hochschulen auf dem Gebiet der
  Network of German              Doktorandenausbildung in besonderer Weise fördern.
  Studies Lecturers
                                 In dieser Programmlinie wurde für Australien Prof. Comba von der Universität Heidelberg
  International PhD              ausgewählt, der über Mechanismen molekularer Transformationen (Anorganische Chemie)
  programs                       forscht. Sein australischer Forschungspartner ist Prof. Dr. Graeme Hanson von der
                                 University of Queensland. Ebenfalls teilgenommen haben Prof. Dr. Dr. Russell West-
  RISE Program                   Pavlov (FU Berlin), der mit Prof. Philip Mead von der University of Western Australia einen
                                 binationalen PhD zum Thema Global/Local Literary Spaces anbietet, sowie Prof. Dr. Albert
  Regional DAAD Alumni           Gollhofer (Universität Freiburg) und Prof. Dr. Andrew G. Cresswell (University of
  Meetings                       Queensland) mit einem Promotionsnetzwerk zum Thema Bewegungsbezogene
  DAAD President to
  become State Minister
                                 Ausführliche Informationen zu IPID finden Sie auf der DAAD-Homepage:

DAAD Information Centre
c/o Goethe-Institut                                         RISE-Program and Visa Help
90 Ocean Street
Woollahra NSW 2025               After the very successful start of RISE in North America - in which DAAD supported nearly
                                 200 projects by funding undergraduate German students to serve as research assistants -        the program expanded to Australia and other countries in 2011. Research groups from all
                                 over the world that are interested in hosting a German research assistant in the summer
For comments or if you would     of 2011 submitted project offers on
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                                 What are the features of RISE worldwide?
                                 Within this program, research groups, laboratories and doctoral students can now apply to
  DAAD-Australia on              host a motivated and well-qualified student from Germany as research intern in their
  Facebook & Twitter             proposed project. The German intern will assist in research and lab work. The students
                                 having academic training in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences,
  National Australian            engineering, or a closely related field, receive a DAAD scholarship to help cover living
  Curriculum and German          expenses and travel costs (for details see
  as a LOTE
                                 The DAAD is currently still in the ranking phase of the RISE Worldwide Programs. Thus we
  Kleist-Tagung                  cannot yet say anything about the number of BA-studying university students that actually
                                 go to Australia to complete an internship.
  Upcoming Applications
  Deadline!                      In any case, we can provide you with the following information

  DAAD-AAvH Mentoring               •   193 offers submitted by hosts, of which 156 were approved
  Scheme                            •   252 applications submitted from German BA Students for Australia-based projects,
                                        247 approved
  AAvH Conference in
                                    •   97 hosts received applications; some have setup multiple projects and accordingly
                                        received multiple applications; the number of applications received are between 1
  Network of German                     and 10 per host.
  Studies Lecturers
                                 A big thanks to all participants! And please note that there will be another round this year.
  International PhD              We will certainly notify you!
                                 But then - How best to get the students from Germany equipped with a visa?
  RISE Program
                                 Currently applying for a trainee visa in Australia is very difficult. If student visas aren't
  Regional DAAD Alumni           possible (but they should, shouldn't they?), the 3 months e-business visa is easy and
  Meetings                       handy. The next easiest way is the work and travel visa.

  DAAD President to              - Business Visa (valid 3 months, general 28 additional days on a Bridging-Visa possible,
  become State Minister          easy, no costs, online application:
                                 - Working Holiday Visa 417 (valid 1 year, only once in a lifetime, till 30 yrs old, costs AUD

                                                            Regional DAAD Alumni Meetings
                                 The first alumni meeting for 2011 of the DAAD in Brisbane took place on Wednesday, 9
                                 February, from 7pm. It was held at The German Club, 416 Vulture Street East, East
DAAD Information Centre          Brisbane.
c/o Goethe-Institut              This first meeting will be an informal one to discuss developments towards an Australian
90 Ocean Street
                                 DAAD Alumni Association since the Alumni Conference in Sydney last March and how
Woollahra NSW 2025
Australia                        membership will be handled, possible themes and directions for the SE QLD branch of the
                                 Alumni Association in the coming year, and the latest news on LOTE in the National        Curriculum.
For comments or if you would
                                 Further regional meetings in other cities are in their planning stages. If you're a DAAD
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                                                                                      Issue 20 – February 2011

  Welcome                         Brisbane                                 Perth

  DAAD-Australia on               Mary Hurwood                             Rebecca Meegan-Lowe
  Facebook & Twitter            
                                  Chrischona Schmidt                       Enid Sedgwick
  National Australian            
  Curriculum and German
  as a LOTE
                                  Melbourne                                Armidale
  Kleist-Tagung                   Erik Beyersdorf                          Herman Beyersdorf
  Upcoming Applications
  Deadline!                       Northern Queensland                      Canberra
  DAAD-AAvH Mentoring             Bobby Kannan Mathan                      Alexander Daniel

  AAvH Conference in              Adelaide                                 Sydney
                                  Carolin Plewa                            Eva Heidhues
  Network of German       
  Studies Lecturers               Donna Nicholls                           Alexandra Mihaljevic
  International PhD
  programs                                                                 Claudia Moeller
  RISE Program

  Regional DAAD Alumni            DAAD President to become Minister for Science, Research and Culture of
                                                        the State of Brandenburg
  DAAD President to
  become State Minister          As Brandenburg's premier Matthias Platzeck announced at a press conference on 27
                                 January, DAAD President Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr Sabine Kunst will become the new Minister
                                 for Science, Research and Culture of the State of Brandenburg. Until assuming her new
                                 office on 23 February 2011, she will continue in her duties as president of the DAAD.

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