The Short-Term Lectureship provides financial support for 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. Open to all disciplines for lectureships in duration of four weeks to six months.

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.

Application Deadline: Rolling Basis

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed four times a year. They must be received in Bonn at least ten weeks prior in order to be reviewed on a particular date.

2017 SELECTION REVIEW DATES:

  • March 09/10, 2017 (submit before January 18, 2017)
  • June 01/02, 2017 (submit before March 30, 2017)
  • September 21/22, 2017 (submit before July 20, 2017)
  • December 07/08, 2017 (submit before September 29, 2017)

Application Guidelines

The application is to be jointly filed by the prospective guest lecturer and the host institution, and submitted to the DAAD Bonn head office. A description of the DAAD Short-Term Lectureship program with application instructions can also be found at: Kurzzeitdozenturen (in German).

All potential applicants must contact our program staff for vital additional information:

Angela Schmilewski
Short-Term Lectureship Program
DAAD Bonn, Section 315 North America
schmilewski(at)daad.de

Questions?

For further information, contact

Angela Schmilewski
Short-Term Lectureship Program
DAAD Bonn, Section 315 North America
schmilewski(at)daad.de