DAAD Short-Term Lectureships
North American Universities Host German Guest Lecturers
The DAAD Short Term Lectureship program provides financial support in the process of hosting German guest lecturers at North American universities.

This program facilitates exchange for the purpose of teaching, so that German educators who spearhead developments in pedagogy or a particular discipline can share their knowledge, skills, and experiences with the students on campuses in the United States and Canada. Its aims are to promote academic activity in specialized fields, help fill curricular gaps, or act as a stimulus for teaching and research.

This program is open to all academic disciplines, for lectureship durations of four weeks to six months.
The host institution must commit to providing a monetary honorarium of $2200 US / $2200 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, transatlantic transportation, and the shipment of teaching materials (e.g. books) and personal luggage. The bulk of the funding is in the form of a per diem stipend of €98 - €143/day, depending on the region of the host institution. Transportation support covers a roundtrip, economy class flight and shipping of up to 50 kg for unaccompanied freight or 20 kg of accompanying luggage. The duration of DAAD support is four weeks to six months.
Application Guidelines
The application is jointly filed by the host institution and prospective guest lecturer, and submitted to the DAAD Bonn head office. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed four times a year. A detailed description of the DAAD Short Term Lectureship program can be found at: Kurzzeitdozenturen (in German)

The application form is not available online and can only be obtained by contacting:

Angela Schmilewski
Referat 315, Funding for North America
schmilewski at daad dot de

Current & Past DAAD Lecturers  
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed four times a year. They must be received in Bonn ten weeks prior to a meeting date in order to be reviewed at that meeting.

Upcoming Review Dates:
  • November 29-30, 2012
    for those submitted before September 20, 2012

  • February 28, 2013
    for those submitted before December 22, 2012
  • June 6, 2013
    for those submitted before März 28, 2013
  • October 10, 2013
    for those submitted before August 1, 2013
  • December 12, 2013
    for those submitted before October 3, 2013
For more information, please contact schmilewski(at)daad(dot)de