Johann Gottfried Herder Program


The Johann Gottfried Herder Program supports and facilitates the placement of German emeritus professors at universities abroad. The calls are oriented towards emeritus and retired university professors, and in some exceptions retired managers in business and administration, who are interested in a longer term (at least one semester) teaching stay at a host university. 


The program is specifically focused on sending visiting lecturers to foreign universities, with which DAAD projects or consolidated cooperative relations with German universities exist. Vacant positions can be found online at Additionally, retired university professors can also apply with their own suggestions for positions at foreign universities. A prerequisite for fudning is that there is firm interested in an external culture, science, or development policy.

More detailed information about the individual visiting lectu­rships can be requested via . The application deadline is September 30, 2018.