Berlin: “Where Cultures Meet and Challenges Abound”

The Fulbright German Studies Seminar is an opportunity for scholars from U.S. universities, colleges and community colleges to participate in a short term grant to Germany. The seminar provides a firsthand look into the German political and economic systems’ interactions with contemporary societal and cultural issues. For U.S. scholars, this engagement in substantive dialogue with political, academic, scientific, journalistic and cultural leaders in Germany can strengthen research and teaching at home institutions. The seminar is geared toward full time professors in the field of German or European Studies, with the intention for scholars to integrate their experience directly into work with colleagues and students at home.

From June 10-19, 2013, the group of fifteen scholars will visit a variety of institutions in and around Berlin, reflecting on the charm that has made the city a top travel destination, while observing the many challenges that Berlin faces. The seminar will examine the unique culture and history of Berlin and investigate ways in which the city can promote economic growth after a steady decline since the early 1990s.

Eligible candidates include scholars and professionals from U.S.    universities, colleges, and community colleges who hold a Ph.D., or equivalent professional degree, and perform their teaching and research within the broad context of German and European Studies. Candidates must demonstrate substantial professional accomplishments and recognized professional standing. Candidates with full-time teaching appointments are preferred, but adjunct faculty are also welcome to apply.

Application Deadline: October 15, 2012

Instructions for completing the German Studies Seminar application are on our website:

Please contact Tanya Janes, Senior Program Officer, at or Anna Valiante, Program Coordinator, at with any questions about the Fulbright German Studies Seminar.