Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers

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Are you a postdoctoral researcher? Did you complete your doctorate in the last four years? Would you now like to pursue a research project at a research institution in Germany? Then apply for a Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation gives researchers the opportunity to carry out a long-term (6- to 24-month) research project of their own choice in cooperation with an academic host at a research institution in Germany.

Who can apply?

Requirements for applicants include the following:

  • doctorate or comparable academic degree
  • academic publications reviewed according to international standards and printed in journals and/or by publishing houses
  • confirmation of the availability of research facilities and of a mentoring agreement provided by an academic host at a research institution in Germany
  • language skills: depending on the academic discipline, a good knowledge of German and/or English is necessary

What form does funding take?

The Fellowship is worth 2,650 euros per month. This includes a mobility lump sum and a contribution towards health and liability insurance. Fellows can also apply for additional benefits, such as lump sums for travel expenses, language fellowships and allowances for accompanying family members.

When is the closing date for applications?

Applications can be submitted at any time.

More information

More information

Details and further information can be found on the website of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. www.humboldt-foundation.de > Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers More information

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