Departmental Scholarship Opportunities
We provide funding to help our majors and minors study abroad and conduct research. The competitive Engel Scholarships support study abroad for a semester ($2500) or entire academic year ($5000). German Studies Undergraduate Research Awards ($1000) are given to German Studies majors and minors pursuing original research or creative projects under the general guidance of a KU faculty member or another approved mentor. The department is also able to provide some financial support for German Studies majors and minors who participate in our Summer Language Institutes in Eutin and Holzkirchen.
International Scholarship Opportunities
Students interested in applying for financial aid in general should consult the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships.
Fulbright Study/Research Awards, including awards in the fields of business, journalism, sciences, and public health.
Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships: "An English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) places a Fulbrighter in a classroom abroad to provide assistance to teachers of English to non-native English-speakers. English Teaching Assistants help teach English language while serving as cultural ambassadors for U.S. culture."
DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service): Undergraduate Scholarship, Study Scholarship, RISE: Research Internship in Science and Engineering, University Summer Course Grant, internXchange (11-week summer program in Berlin for American journalism and communications students), Study and Internship Program (SIP), etc.
Deutscher Bundestag International Parliamentary Scholarship: For students with a strong interest in politics who want the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of Germany's system of parliamentary government.
Please contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies for further information on the opportunities listed above.
Spring Office Hours:
W: 9:00 – 11:00 am and by appointment at the Max Kade Center
Teaching interests: the German transatlantic experience, German literature of the modern era, introduction to contemporary German-speaking Europe
Research interests: World War I Immigrant poetry published in the United States, immigrant identity formation, cultural transfer