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Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers


Funded by

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation:
The AvH promotes research collaborations between excellent foreign and German researchers.

Target group:



Candidates are expected, among other things, to have completed a doctorate or a comparable academic degree less than four years before the submission of the application. Additional requirements include academic publications in journals or publishing houses that are subject to peer review according to international standards, confirmation that research facilities are available, a mentoring agreement and a detailed expert’s statement by an academic host at a research institution in Germany.

Programme description:

This fellowship allows researchers to carry out their own research project in cooperation with an academic host of their choice at a research institute in Germany.


Research fellowship (2,650 euros per month), language fellowship, travel expenses, family allowances, integration into the worldwide, cross-disciplinary network of the Humboldt Foundation, extensive alumni sponsorship, allowance for research costs (for host institution).


6 to 24 months.


Applications can be submitted at any time.

More information:

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