DAAD North America: Conference Funding

German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst - DAAD)

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Next deadline: Oct 31, 2019

Later deadlines: May 31, 2020

Applicant type: Graduate Student Postdoctoral Researcher Faculty

Funding uses: Conference

Location of project: Canada, United States

Location of residency: Canada, United States

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Faculty members and advanced students in the humanities, social sciences and related fields are invited to apply for co-funding to organize workshops, seminars and conferences that embrace the interdisciplinary and/or comparative study of the history, politics, economics, law, society, culture and the arts of Germany. Netzwerk Deutsch (formerly: StADaF = Ständige Arbeitsgruppe Deutsch als Fremdsprache / Standing Committee for German as a Foreign Language) funds are made available by the German Foreign Office to encourage distinguished scholarly contributions to a deeper understanding of contemporary Germany in the US and Canada.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Grants can be made for specific projects only; they cannot be made to institutions or be used for annual meetings of societies or solely to finance publications.
  • Projects to be funded must be of limited duration, have a clearly defined goal, and, as a general rule, must be carried out within the applicable calendar year.
  • A minimum of 50% of project costs have to be contributed from other sources, including the university hosting the event. 
  • Domestic travel, ground transportation, accommodation for active speakers and panelists, catering costs and honoraria of up to USD 500 for keynote speakers are chargeable expense categories.


  • DAAD funding guidelines do not permit use of the contribution to cover transatlantic travel.
  • As a German public donor agency, it is also firm and consistent DAAD policy not to fund office overhead or indirect costs at North American universities.