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Georg Forster Research Fellowships (HERMES)

Up to 80 Georg Forster Research Fellowships (HERMES) annually for highly qualified researchers from developing and emerging countries
With the Georg Forster Research Fellowships (HERMES), the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation provides support for postdoctoral and experienced researchers from developing and emerging countries (excluding China and India) to carry out research projects with an academic host in Germany. Projects of relevance to development are eligible for sponsorship. There are no quotas for specific subjects or countries of origin. Applicants are free to choose their research projects as well as their collaborative partners in Germany. Any academic actively working at a German research institution can become a host. Postdoctoral researchers may apply for a period of 6 to 24 months, experienced researchers for a period of 6 to 18 months (which can be divided into three stays). Fellows receive 2,650 EUR and 3,150 EUR per month respectively, plus extensive additional benefits such as intensive language courses, family allowances, subsidies towards a pension plan and flexible alumni sponsorship. Applications may be submitted after 1 July 2013.For detailed information please visit:
The programme is financed by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and – subject to final confirmation – co-financed by the EU.