German Studies Seminar


The seminar is open to scholars and professionals from U.S. universities, colleges and community colleges who hold a Ph.D., or equivalent professional degree, and perform their teaching and research within a broader context of German and European Studies. Candidates must demonstrate substantial professional accomplishments and recognized professional standing.

The following eligibility requirements apply at the time of application. The applicants must have:

  • U.S. citizenship at the time of application. Permanent resident status is not sufficient. Please note that dual U.S. - German citizens are not eligible for the Fulbright program with Germany.
  • Candidates with full-time teaching appointments are preferred but adjunct faculty are welcome to apply.
  • A solid project proposal
  • Sound physical and mental health



The seminar covers wide areas of contemporary Germany with program portions in Berlin and other cities in Germany/Europe. The seminar themes vary each year and are dedicated to a special topic. Past topics included Germany's Political Parties, the German “Sozialstaat”, Ethnic Diversity and National Identity.

The seminar will take place from June 10 - 19, 2013. It will be dedicated to "Berlin: Where Cultures Meet and Challenges Abound” and be conducted in English.


Up to 15 grants are available.


The award includes a lump-sum allowance towards the coverage of round-trip air travel; program travel within Berlin/Germany; lodging and partial per diem; and health insurance coverage (for the duration of the seminar).


The German Studies Seminar will not be offered in 2014; thus applications are not being accepted at this time. If offered in 2015, the German-American Fulbright Commission anticipates a topic which will be announced in July of 2014. Updates will be posted on this page when available.



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Oranienburger Straße 13-14
10178 Berlin

Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)
1400 K Street, NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: +1 202-686-4000
Fax: +1 202-686-4029

Sightseeing during the German Studies Seminar 2009