Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

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As an intermediary organisation of German foreign cultural and education policy the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation aims to promote international cultural dialogue and academic exchange. The Humboldt Foundation offers flexible sponsorship programmes for researchers at all stages of their careers. Its research fellowships and awards enable outstanding scientists and scholars from abroad to complete long-term research stays in Germany. There are no quotas for specific countries or subjects; only personal academic achievement counts. The foundation also maintains close links with its alumni, the Humboldtians, after their stay in Germany. It offers numerous alumni support programmes for that purpose.

Facts and Figures

  • The headquarters of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is located in Bonn

  • The foundation’s alumni network unites well over 26,000 Humboldtians in more than 140 countries worldwide, including 51 Nobel Prize winners (2015)

  • The foundation supports some 2,000 collaborative research partnerships between foreign and German researchers (2014)

  • Budget: 111 million euros (2014)

Budget

The budget of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation amounted to 111 million euros in 2014. The foundation receives roughly 97% of its funding from federal sources. The following ministries contribute to its budget:

  • Federal Foreign Office (AA) (33.3%)
  • Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) (57.6%)
  • Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) (4.7%)
  • Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMU) (0.9%)

The rest of the budget comes from the EU, third-party funds and the foundation’s own asset income.

Contact

Firm

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Address

Jean-Paul-Str. 12

53173 Bonn

Telephone

work Phone
+49 228 833-0
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