Alexander von Humboldt Foundation:
The AvH promotes research collaborations between excellent foreign and German researchers.
Researchers from abroad, regardless of their discipline or nationality, are honoured for their outstanding research record, and are invited to conduct a research project of their own choice in Germany in close collaboration with fellow experts at a German research institution.
Who can apply?
A nomination can only be made in favour of senior researchers who
- have predominantly lived and worked outside Germany for at least 5 years
- are recognised internationally as outstanding researchers in their field and who have had a significant impact on their own discipline and beyond
- are expected to continue producing cutting-edge research
Type and extent of funding
Award of 60,000 euros; extensive alumni sponsorship.
6 to 12 months. The stay can be divided into blocks.
Nominations can be submitted at any time. It is not possible for researchers to apply themselves; nominations can only be made by established researchers employed at a university or another research
institution in Germany.