Applications are Now Open for the Humboldt Research Fellowship fully funded Program

Humboldt Research Fellowship Program
Humboldt Research Fellowship Program

Humboldt Research Fellowship is a fully funded program for researchers worldwide to conduct research in Germany.

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It offers €38,040/year, enabling you to conduct research at different career stages with a host at a German research institution of your choice.

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation sponsors researchers with exceptional qualifications from all nationalities.

Fellowship Benefits

  • Postdoctoral Researchers: €2,670/month for 6 to 24 months.
  • Experienced Researchers: €3,170/month for 6 to 18 months, which can be split into up to three stays within three years.
  • Personal support throughout your sponsorship.
  • Intensive language course for you and your marital partner before your research fellowship.
  • Additional financial support, including family benefits, health insurance subsidies, and travel allowances.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Nationality: Non-German nationals, or German nationals who have lived and worked abroad for over ten years.
  • Expert Reviews:
    • Postdocs: Reviews from your doctoral supervisor and another researcher, preferably outside your institute.
    • Experienced Researchers: Reviews from key collaborators and researchers, ideally outside your country of origin.
  • Language Skills:
    • Natural Sciences and Engineering: Good knowledge of German or English.
    • Humanities, Social Sciences, and Medicine: Good knowledge of German if needed for research; otherwise, good English is sufficient.

Special Program: Researchers from developing and emerging countries contributing to sustainable development should apply for the Georg Forster Research Fellowship, which is equivalent to the Humboldt Research Fellowship.

Required Documents

  • Curriculum vitae (max two pages)
  • Research outline (max five pages)
  • Complete list of publications
  • List of selected key publications
  • Key publications
  • Doctoral certificate or proof of doctorate completion, or confirmation of expected completion within six months
  • German language certificate if required
  • Publisher’s acceptance notifications and/or summaries/translations of key publications not in German or English
  • Host’s statement and confirmation of available research facilities
  • Two expert reviews (uploaded by the host and reviewers)

Deadline: November 29, 2024

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