Quick access:

Go directly to content (Alt 1)Go directly to second-level navigation (Alt 3)Go directly to first-level navigation (Alt 2)
IDT Stipendien©IDT2022

IDT Scholarships

XVII International German Teachers' Conference (IDT) 2022

August 15-20, 2022, Vienna/Austria

This year, the Goethe Institut USA is awarding scholarships to attend the XVII International German Teachers' Conference (IDT) 2022 in Vienna, Austria.

Under the motto mit.sprache.teil.haben, approximately 3000 people from around the world are expected to attend the XVII IDT 2022 in Vienna.

Scholarship information


The program of the conference is very multifaceted. The current worldwide state of research and development as well as their implementation in the teaching practice of the subject German as a foreign and second language is reflected in the 55 sections grouped into 7 sections fields (A-G). The core of the conference will be the section work. In addition, a rich cultural program will be offered. And, of course, there will be plenty of room for exchanging experiences with German teachers from all over the world. For detailed information, please refer to the preliminary program.

preliminary IDT program

Application requirements

Scholarships are awarded to dedicated and innovative teachers of German. Scholarship holders are selected on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Language level B2 or higher
  • Teaching/lecturing activity at state schools and universities
  • Scientific contribution or presentation of research results from teaching practice in one of the 55 sections
  • Partner of DaF cooperation with multiplier effect in the host country (e.g. DLV, university cooperation, etc.)
  • Active participation in further training events of the Goethe-Institut
  • Meaningful letter of motivation

The Goethe-Institut scholarship for participation in IDT 2022 includes the following benefits: Participation fee, travel allowance (including visa fees), accommodation, meals and a Vienna travel pass.

Application process 

The application process is divided into the following steps:

1. Application
Please submit the following application documents to your local Goethe-Institut by May 31, 2021 at the latest:

  • Application form completely filled out (PDF)
  • Abstract of your conference contribution (integrated in the application form)
  • Letter of motivation (PDF)
  • Current resume (PDF)

  Apply now

2. Feedback
Your local Goethe-Institut will inform you by July 15, 2021 whether you have been accepted into the final selection.

3. Registration for the IDT
Register by September 1, 2021 for the early bird discount on the IDT 2022 website. There will be a link specifically for Goethe-Institut scholarship holders on the IDT 2022 website.

Submit your abstract via the abstract platform on the IDT 2022 website by September 15, 2021.

For further information, please visit the IDT 2022 website or contact your local Goethe-Institut.

We explicitly point out that a Goethe-Institut IDT scholarship can only be awarded to applicants who do not receive parallel scholarship funding, e.g. via DAAD or ZfA.