Research Visit Grant & Arts Study Visit For Faculty
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. Grants are awarded for specific research projects and cannot be used for travel only, attendance at conferences or conventions, editorial meetings, lecture tours or extended guest professorships.

Note: We have additional funding for former one-year DAAD scholarship holders to spend one to three months completing a research or work project at a university or research institute in Germany. If you are an annual grant alumnus/a please view our re-invitation program.

Eligibility Requirements
Terms of Award
Application Guidelines

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  • Scholars at United States or Canadian universities or research institutions who hold the Ph.D. (or equivalent) and have been working in research or teaching full time for at least two years at the time of application and after receipt of the doctorate are eligible.

  • Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada. German nationals must have been affiliated with a United States or Canadian institution in full-time employment for at least six consecutive years.

  • Scholarship decisions are made by an independent academic selection committee based on an outstanding academic record and potential, an evaluation of the validity and feasibility of the proposed project, and of the necessity to carry it out in Germany.

  • Applicants should possess adequate knowledge of the German language to carry out the proposed research.

  • Applicants may not hold a DAAD grant and a grant from another German or German-American organization concurrently for the same project.

  • Former recipients of DAAD research grants who wish to apply again may do so after a lapse of at least three years.

  • A change of dates for recipients of the Faculty Research Grant is a rare exception granted only in special circumstances.
Terms of Award
Grants are awarded for research projects and cannot be used for travel only. Conferences, meetings, lectures or guest professorships will not be supported.

Depending on the applicant's academic status, the monthly award will amount to €2,000/2,150/2,300 for Assistant Professors/Associate Professors/ Full Professors. If the applicants' research project requires travel within Germany DAAD may provide a travel subsidy of up to €150. Airfare to Germany will NOT be covered.

All DAAD Grantees receive mandatory health insurance through DAAD. Their monthly contribution to the insurance €111 is deducted from the stipend.
Application Guidelines
All parts of the application should be typewritten or word processed and submitted in triplicate(one original, one photocopy and one PdF document). Please send the PdF to:

Please do not staple any of the application materials.

A complete application consists of the following parts. Collate, but do not staple any of the application materials. Each copy of the application should be in this order:

  • DAAD application form entitled "Research Visit for Faculty" Please answer all questions on the form, even if you refer to additional material.
  • Curriculum vitae, not to exceed five pages.
  • Complete list of publications.
  • A detailed description of the research project, up to five pages in length. Please include a literature review, and information on significance, methodology, availability/quality of data, and the need for carrying out research in Germany.
  • Letter(s) of invitation from the German institution(s) where the applicant plans to undertake research activities. These letters must show that the applicant will be able to carry out the research activities where and when intended. For the natural sciences in particular, a project evaluation by the German host would also be desirable.
  • If more than one institution will be visited, DAAD requests an itinerary and an approximate time-table.

Complete applications should be sent by the deadline date to:

     Attn: Faculty Research Visit Grant
     871 United Nations Plaza
     New York, NY 10017

  • Incomplete applications cannot be processed.
  • Application materials will not be returned.
  • No reasons for a decision will be given.
  • May 15, 2014 (postmark)
  • Please apply at least four months before your projected research stay in Germany and not much more than a year ahead.
  • October 15th 2014 (postmark)
  • Please apply at least five months before your projected research stay in Germany and not much more than a year ahead.

If you have questions regarding the DAAD Faculty Research Visit Grants, please contact:

We expect results for the October deadline in January and for the May deadline in July.