Lecture and Research

Program Description

The program for junior and senior faculty members sponsors lecturing and/or research stays at various stipend levels for a duration of 3-8 months. Applicants should have established contact with potential German host institutions and solicited an invitation.

For the benefit of a German student audience, Fulbright Germany encourages applications from scholars with lecturing projects or research projects with some regular lecturing component.

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award - All Disciplines:

  • Open to all levels of scholars, including the early career
  • PhD or other terminal degree is required
  • Teaching or Teaching/Research or Research
  • Application is open to all fields
  • 3-8 months

Flex option:

Flex is designed for scholars who require multiple visits to the host country. This option allows grants to be conducted over short segments, preferably during the German fall and/or spring semesters.

Flex grant parameters:

  • Minimum length of the total grant is four months and the maximum is six months;
  • Minimum length for any grant segment is one month and the maximum is three months;
  • Two or three grant segments may be spread over one or two consecutive years

Scholars planning segments that last less than one term (i.e., two months) but include teaching activities need to submit a proposal to teach one or two block seminars over four to six weeks.

Grant Benefits

General Benefits

  • Incidental allowance of Euro 100 per month
  • International travel for scholar only (according to the guidelines set by Fulbright Germany)
  • For Flex grants: One international round-trip travel allowance will be provided for scholar only
  • Orientation and mid-year meeting, if within grant period
  • Health insurance through a German policy
  • Support through Fulbright Germany
  • Admission to the network of scholarship holders and alumni:ae of Fulbright Germany
  • A monthly spouse allowance of Euro 276 where applicable

Specific Benefits

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

  • Euro 3,600 per month for applicants holding their PhD or equivalent degree for seven or more years by the application deadline
  • Euro 3,000 per month for applicants holding their PhD or equivalent degree for fewer than seven years by the application deadline



U.S. 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.

Equal opportunities, diversity, inclusion, and educational equity are among the fundamental principles of Fulbright Germany. Applications are open to all individuals regardless of gender, ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age, social status, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Fulbright Germany encourages applicants from traditionally underrepresented student groups to apply for all of its scholarships, programs, and other activities.


  • U.S. citizenship
  • A high level of academic achievement
  • A meaningful letter of invitation by German host institution
  • Active contribution to academic and cultural exchange between Germany and the U.S. through the diversity of interests and involvement

Application Procedure & Deadlines

The application deadline for Fulbright U.S. Scholar awards for academic year 2024-2025 is Friday, September 15, 2023.

Information and application instructions are available from the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), the scholar division of the Institute of International Education (IIE).

All applications will be reviewed by special selection committees, and grants are awarded in competition and depending on funds available. The Selection Committee may suggest shorter grant periods than requested.


American Programs
Fulbright Germany
Lützowufer 26
10787 Berlin
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