German-American Center for Visiting Scholars (GACVS)

The German-American Academic Council Foundation, the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, and the German Historical Institute established a German-American Center for Visiting Scholars (GACVS), which was located in Washington, D.C. Its mission comprised three aspects: to support advanced research and networking in a variety of fields, with emphasis on the social sciences and the humanities; to foster the development of German-American academic cooperation; and to support younger scholars in their pursuit of doctoral and postdoctoral studies and provide access to research institutes, universities, and federal institutions based in Washington, D.C.