DAAD Short-Term Lectureships
North American Universities Host German Guest Lecturers
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. Open to all disciplines for lectureships in duration of four weeks to six months.
The North American 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, transportation, and the shipment of teaching materials and personal luggage. The funding consists of a stipend, €98-€143/day depending on the location of the host institution, for the duration of the lectureship; and transportation support, which includes a roundtrip, economy class, transatlantic flight and shipping of up to 50kg for unaccompanied freight or 20kg of accompanying luggage.
Application Guidelines
The application is jointly filed by 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 be found at: Kurzzeitdozenturen (in German)

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

Angela Schmilewski
Short-Term Lectureship Program
DAAD Bonn, Section 315 North America

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.

  • March 10, 2016
    (submit before January 11, 2016)
  • June 9, 2016
    (submit before March 30, 2016)
  • September 22, 2016
    (submit before July 20, 2016)
  • December 8, 2016
    (submit before September 28, 2016)
kzd (at) daad (dot) org
Current & Past Guest Lecturers