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Grants for German Research

Research Grants for Recent Ph.D.s and Ph.D. Candidates: DAAD seeks applicants with well-defined research projects who need to carry out research at libraries, archives, institutes or laboratories in Germany. In general, Ph.D.s (up to two years after conferral of degree) and Ph.D. candidates may apply. Funding will be provided for one to six months between January and June 2003. See

Research Visit Grants for Faculty: DAAD seeks applicants with well-defined research projects who need to carry out research at universities, laboratories or other institutions in Germany. At least two years of teaching and/or research experience after completion of a Ph.D. or equivalent, and a strong publication and research record in the proposed field are required. Funding will be provided for one to three months between January and June 2003. See The application deadline for both grants is August 1, 2002. For information contact

German Chancellor Scholarships

Ten German Chancellor Scholarships are awarded annually to highly motivated individuals in the private, public, not-for-profit, cultural and academic sectors. The program sponsors individuals who demonstrate the potential to strengthen ties between Germany and the United States through their profession or studies.

The scholarship provides for a stay of one year in Germany for professional development, study, or research. Applicants design individual projects tailored to their professional development and goals and decide at which institutions to pursue them. Successful candidates have come from such fields as business, government, social and policy sciences, law, journalism, communications, management, finance, economics, architecture, public service, humanities, arts and environmental affairs.

The program begins September 1 and lasts 12months. It is preceded in August by language classes taught in Germany. The monthly stipends range from Euro 2,000 to 3,500 and special allowances are available for accompanying family members, travel expenses, and German language instruction. Candidates must be U.S. citizens, possess a bachelor's degree by the start of the award, and should be under 35 years old. Command of German is not a prerequisite.

Applications and information can be found on the foundation's web site or may be obtained from the following address:

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
U.S. Liaison Office
1012 14th Street NW, Suite 301
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 783-1907
Fax: (202) 783-1908

Application deadline for 2003-2004 awards: October 31, 2002.

--Joyce M. Randolph, Executive Director, Office of International Programs



Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 1, July 16, 2002


July 16, 2002
Volume 49 Number 1

Dr. Marvin Lazerson gets a new Endowed Chair in Education.
The annual GSE Awards are presented.
The Penn Cancer Center is renamed.
The Faculty Senate's Slate of nominees for the Senate Executive Committee.
PPSA's 2002-2003 Board has been elected.
The A-3 Assembly's officers invite all A-3 employees to a July meeting.
The Trustees held their full board meetings last month.
The report of the Council Committee on Facilities deals with classrooms, Campus Development Plan, and Transportation.
Graduate Medical Education has a new director.
Speaking Out about the future of the BioPond and protecting personal privacy.
Honors for faculty, staff, students, and HUP
Research Foundation Awards for Spring 2002.
Research Roundup: Sumerian Dictionary, Smallpox, Alzheimer's Disease, and Schizophrenia.
New challenges, more efforts to conserve energy and control energy costs.
Business Services: Parking Rates; Children's Center; Mail Service; Dining Services; Customized Penn merchandise; Directory Update; Computer Connection.
New Security Measures for Penn's Networked Systems will require replacing PennNet ID and password PennKeys and passwords.