Funding for Researchers and Faculty

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Find below the most important funding opportunities for researchers and lecturers.

Name of the programme targets Benefits Duration Call for applications
Research stays for university academics and scientists university lecturers / scientists at universities / research institutes
  • Transport (optional)
  • upkeep
  • monthly stipend
  • health insurance
1-3 months Official Announcement
Funding for foreign visiting lecturers at German universities Lecturers at foreign universities (no Germans)
  • Transport
  • upkeep
  • health insurance
3-24 months with the possibility for extension Unfortunately, the financial resources for this program are no longer available for 2022 due to budget cuts. Therefore, applications can no longer be submitted until further notice. As soon as applications are possible again, we will reopen the application portal.
Short-term lecturership academics at German universities
  • Transport
  • daily allowance
  • health insurance
4 weeks to 6 months The DAAD finances the short-term lectureships from federal public funds. Unfortunately, the financial resources for this program are no longer available for the year 2022 due to budget cuts. Therefore, applications can no longer be submitted until further notice. As soon as applications are possible again, we will reopen the application portal.
Long-term lecturership academics at German universities
  • Transport
  • daily allowance
  • health insurance
3-5 years Unfortunately, the financial resources for this program are no longer available for 2022 due to budget cuts. Therefore, applications can no longer be submitted until further notice. As soon as applications are possible again, we will reopen the application portal.
Re-invitation programme DAAD-Alumni, Germany Alumni (with a stay in Germany of at least 10 months)
  • Transport
  • upkeep
  • health insurance
1-3 months Unfortunately, the financial resources for this program are no longer available for 2022 due to budget cuts. Therefore, applications can no longer be submitted until further notice. As soon as applications are possible again, we will reopen the application portal.
Herder Programme (Emeriti) retired German professors, in exceptional cases managers of the business community
  • Transport
  • daily allowance
  • health insurance
  • fixed lump sum
6 months or 1 year Unfortunately, the financial resources for this program are no longer available for 2022 due to budget cuts. Therefore, applications can no longer be submitted until further notice. As soon as applications are possible again, we will reopen the application portal.
Bilateral Exchange of Academics German and foreign academics and scientists
  • stipend
14 days to 3 months Official announcement

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