Lecture and Research

Eligibility

American scholars with adequate academic experience in teaching and/or research who propose projects in cooperation with a German host institution (usually a university, Fachhochschule, or a post-secondary university level institution).

Applicants with a U.S.-German dual citizenship are not eligible.

Prerequisites

  • U.S. citizenship
  • A high level of academic achievement
  • A solid project proposal

DESCRIPTION

The program for junior and senior faculty members sponsors lecturing and/or research stays at various stipend levels for a duration of 2-5 months. In general, applicants should have established contacts with potential German host institutions and solicited an invitation.

For the benefit of a German student audience, the Commission particularly encourages scholars with lecturing projects or research projects with some regular lecturing component.

As of 2015-16 we have a new grant organization:

1) All Disciplines (non-flex)

  • Open to all levels of scholars, including the early carrier
  • PhD or other terminal degree is required
  • Teaching or Teaching/Research or Research
  • Applications are sought in all appropriate disciplines
  • 2-5 months

2) All Disciplines (Flex)

  • Open to all levels of scholars, including the early carrier
  • PhD or other terminal degree is required
  • Research
  • Applications are sought in all appropriate disciplines
  • min. 4 - max. 6 months, spread over 2-3 consecutive years

NUMBER OF GRANTS

Approximately 8 grants are available total (or more if shorter grant durations prevail). 

GRANT BENEFITS

General Benefits

  • Incidental allowance of Euro 100 per month
  • Baggage allowance of Euro 150
  • International round-trip travel (economy class up to a maximum of USD 1400) for scholar only. (according to the guidelines set by the Commission)
  • For Flex grants: One international round-trip travel allowance will be provided for scholar only.
  • Current German visa regulations require a valid passport for American grantees traveling to Germany. The Fulbright Commission assists its grantees in applying for a residence permit after arrival.
  • Orientation and mid-year meeting, if within grant period
  • Health insurance through a German scheme
  • Administrative and academic support through the Fulbright Commission in Germany
  • A monthly spouse allowance of Euro 276 where applicable
  • Fulbright benefits form the Commission are tax-exempt in Germany

Specific Benefits

Based on academic standing and grant category, the following maintenance levels apply:

1) All Disciplines (non-flex) 

  • Euro 3,000 per month for applicants holding their PhD or equivalent degree for five or more years by the application deadline
  • Euro 2,000 per month for applicants holding their PhD or equivalent degree for less than five years by the application deadline

2) All Disciplines (Flex)

  • Euro 3,000 per month

APPLICATION PROCEDURE & DEADLINES

The application deadline is August 1 for grants beginning in September of the following year.

Information and application material is available from the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES).

All applications will be reviewed by special selection committees, and grants are awarded in competition and depending on funds available.

Contact

American Programs
Email contact
Fulbright-Kommission
L├╝tzowufer 26 
10787 Berlin
Germany

Senior Scholar Amrit Singh with Mrs. Harriet Fulbright