Programme Description

Applicants are highly qualified scientists and scholars from abroad just embarking on their academic careers who completed their doctorates less than 4 years ago. The fellowship gives international candidates from all disciplines the opportunity to realise a long-term research project (6 to 24 months) of their own design in cooperation with an academic host of their choice at a research institution in Germany. Scientists and scholars from all disciplines and countries may apply.
The research outline is carried out in cooperation with academic hosts at research institutions in Germany. Applicants choose their own topic of research and their host in Germany.
The fellows receive the amount of 2,670 EUR per month in addition to a number of further benefits.

Target Group

academics from abroad with above average qualifications, at the beginning of their academic career, with a doctorate awarded no more than 4 years earlier

Academic Requirements

doctorate

Number of Scholarships

Every year the Foundation awards about 500 Humboldt Research Fellowships for postdoctoral and experienced researchers.

Duration

6 to 24 months

Scholarship Value

The fellowship is worth 2,670 EUR a month. It also includes a mobility lump sum and payments towards health- and liability insurances.

Additional benefits:
  • travel allowance
  • language grant
  • allowance for accompanying family members
  • standard allowance for single parents with children accompanying them
  • option to additionally extend the research grant, if the fellow is accompanied by children under the age of 12
  • research cost allowance
  • Europe allowance
  • extensive alumni sponsorship

Application Papers

Detailed information on the application and selection procedures can be found here.

Application Deadline

Applications are possible at any time.
The Selection Committee responsible for reviewing applications to this programme meets every March, July and November.

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