DAAD Short-Term Lectureship Grant

German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst - DAAD)

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Grant amount: US $2,200 - US $13,000

Next deadline: Mar 30, 2020

Later deadlines: Jun 29, 2020, Sep 21, 2020, Jan 11, 2021

Applicant type: Postdoctoral Researcher Faculty

Funding uses: Conference, Fellowship

Location of project: Canada, United States

Location of residency: Germany

Must travel to: Canada, United States

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The primary goal of DAAD is to facilitate transatlantic mobility to Germany for US and Canadian scholars, therefore Germany must be a component of your intended academic travel. Funding is awarded on a competitive basis; we consider the academic merit of the individual, the feasibility and quality of the proposal, and the impact of the applicant and application as a whole.

DAAD Short-Term Lectureships Programme is financial support for the process of hosting German professors and lecturers for short-term teaching engagements at universities in North America. 

It aims to promote activity in specialized fields, help fill curricular gaps, or act as a stimulus for teaching and research. And by facilitating teaching, German educators who spearhead developments in pedagogy or a particular discipline share their knowledge, skills, and experiences with students and faculty on campuses in the United States and Canada.

Terms of Award

The North American host institution must commit to providing a monetary honorarium of USD 2,200 US / USD 2,200 Can per month to the guest lecturer, as well as office space with equipment (desk, computer, telephone, etc) and support facilities (copiers, fax, etc), and assistance with housing, either in the provision of faculty housing or assistance with finding reasonable housing.

DAAD provides the guest lecturer with a stipend for housing, living expenses, transportation, and the shipment of teaching materials and personal luggage. The funding consists of a stipend, EUR 98-EUR 143/day depending on the location of the host institution, for the duration of the lectureship; and transportation support, which includes a round trip, economy class, transatlantic flight and shipping of up to 50 kg for unaccompanied freight or 20 kg of accompanying luggage.

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


  •  Open to all disciplines for lectureships in duration of four weeks to six months.