|Research Stays for University Academics and Scientists|
Please note that DAAD has only recently moved its application process online.
|DAAD offers grants for one to three months in all academic disciplines to scholars at US and Canadian institutions of higher education to pursue research at universities, libraries, archives, institutes or laboratories in Germany. The aim of this particular program is to support short-term research stays and thus promote the exchange of experience and networking amongst colleagues. Grants are awarded for research and working projects and cannot be used for travel only. Airfare to Germany will not be covered and lecture tours, attendance at conferences or conventions, editorial meetings or extended guest professorships are not funded.
|An independent selection committee reviews applications.
The most important selection criteria are:
|These guidelines are region specific and for North American applicants only
(On the main portal you may find different guidelines which do not apply to North America).
The application procedure occurs online through the DAAD portal. You are also required to send 3 paper copies of the "Application summary" (PDF file), which is generated in the DAAD portal after the online application procedure has been completed, by mail to the application address (see below).
A complete application is comprised of the following mandatory documents. Please upload all documents in PDF format to the application portal. The portal closes at 11pm Central European Time (5pm EST, 4pm CST, 3pm MST, 2pm PST) on the deadline date; as the electronic application system shuts down automatically, applicants are advised to start the online application at least one week before the closing date.
Documents to be uploaded to the DAAD portal
1) Online application form for funding program „Research Stays for University Academics and Scientists, 2015" (funding program no. 50015559) - to be downloaded from the application portal after registering
2) Curriculum vitae (max. 3 pages)
3) List of academic publications
4) Comprehensive statement about research/ working project (max. 10 pages)
5) Time schedule and itinerary (host institutes/ academic hosts) of the planned research stay
6) Letter from host which refers to the applicant's proposal and guarantees that a workplace will be provided The invitation letter should be a PDF document that can be uploaded to the portal by the applicant.
To be submitted by mail
Three paper copies of the "Application summary", which is generated in the portal in PDF format and can be printed out after the online application procedure is completed.
Please submit your documents in the order in which they are listed above (1-6) and collate three sets, but do not staple any of the application materials.
DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)
Research Stays for University Academics and Scientists
871 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017
October 15, 11pm CET for research visits between March 15 and October 15 of the following year.
May 15, 11pm CET for research visits between September 15 and May 15.
Online Application Portal
Please click here to access the application portal.
1. Register in the DAAD Portal (Read notes about registering in the portal >>)
2. Apply online in the DAAD portal (Read notes on applying in the portal >>)
Submit 3 copies of the printed "Application summary" by regular mail. Please do not enclose any other documents that have not been uploaded to the portal with the printed "Application summary".
Please keep a copy of the completed application for your records.
After submitting your application
Applications may be submitted online until 11pm CET on the deadline date. The respective application deadline applies both to the online application and the submission of the paper copies of the “Application summary” by mail (the postmark date is valid).
Applicants will be informed about results at the end of January (for the October deadline) and the end of July (for the May deadline).
|Terms of Award|
|What can be funded?
Duration of the funding
|Tutorial: How to apply|
|If you have questions about the program, please contact Ms. Uschi Niethammer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For technical problems with your online application, please send an e-mail to email@example.com. Please note that DAAD has only recently moved its application process online. We appreciate your patience and cooperation during this transition.