DAAD Research Stay Grant

Funding purpose:

The Research Stay Grant is to support short-term research stays and thus promote the exchange of experience and networking amongst colleagues.


Eligibility requirements:

  • Applicants must work at a university or institute of higher education in their home country.
  • The research project must be coordinated with an academic host institute in Germany. The applicant must be provided with a workplace.
  • Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada. German nationals must have been affiliated with a United States or Canadian institution in full-time employment for at least ten consecutive years.


Eligible activities:

  • Research stays at state or state-recognised institutions of higher education or non-university research institutes in Germany. A research stay can also take place at several host institutions.
  • Funding may only be claimed once within three years.
  • Lecture tours or visits to congresses are not funded.


Funding Duration:

One to three months; the length of the grant is decided by a selection committee and depends on the project in question and the applicant's work schedule.


Funding Value:

  • Monthly payments of
    • 2,000 euros for assistant teachers, assistant professors and lecturers,
    • 2,150 euros for professors
  • Travel allowance, unless these expenses are covered by the home country or another source of funding


Application Deadline:

Application deadlines in 2020 are in May and November.


How to start an application:

Application guidelines for university academics and scientists can be found here.

Application guidelines for artists and architects can be found here.



  • October 15th, 2020: for scholarships starting between April 1st and September 30th, 2021.
  • May 17th, 2021: for scholarships starting between October 1st, 2021 and March 31st, 2022. Application Period: November 30th, 2020 to May 17th, 2021

Applicants (not ORS) submit the application through the agency's portal. SFU Signature Sheet due to ors@sfu.ca no later than 3 business days before the agency's deadline. 

Upcoming Deadlines

May 17, 2021May 17, 2021 Verified Date
16:00:00 16:00:00 America/Vancouver Application Deadline: DAAD Research Stay Grant DAAD offers grants for one to three months in all academic disciplines to scholars at US and Canadian institutions of higher education to pursue research at universities, libraries, archives, institutes or laboratories in Germany. The aim of this particular program is to support short-term research stays and thus promote the exchange of experience and networking amongst colleagues. Grants are awarded for research and working projects and cannot be used for travel only. Airfare to Germany will not be covered and lecture tours, attendance at conferences or conventions, editorial meetings or extended guest professorships are not funded. .