International Research Opportunities

USAC Faculty/Staff International Development Award

DAAD German Academic Exchange Service

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the German national agency for the support of international academic cooperation. It is an independent association of the German Universities, who elect its leadership. DAAD offers programs and funding for students, faculty, researchers and others in higher education. The agency provides financial support to over 50,000 individuals per year, as well as representing the German higher education system abroad, promoting Germany as an academic and research destination, and helping build ties between institutions around the world.

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. Grants are awarded for specific research projects and cannot be used for travel only, attendance at conferences or conventions, editorial meetings, lecture tours or extended guest professorships.
Please apply at least four months before your projected research stay in Germany and not much more than a year ahead.

For more information about the program, application procedure, and materials for download, click here. 

Fulbright Scholar Program

The traditional Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad each year. Grantees lecture and conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields.