Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers

Are you at the beginning of your academic career and did you complete your doctorate no more than four years ago? And now you would like to pursue a concrete research project? Then apply for a Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation enables researchers to carry out their own long-term (6- to 24-month) research project in cooperation with an academic host of their own choice at a research institution in Germany.

Who can apply?

Requirements for applicants include the following:

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

What form does funding take?

The fellowship is worth 2,670 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.

Terms and conditions of application

The terms and conditions of application can be found here: > Humboldt Research Fellowship


Your goal

Are you aiming for a PhD or postdoc position? Here you will find information on your research career in Germany.

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