Now Seeking Global Applicants for the Humboldt Research Fellowships in Germany

Aug 16, 2016 • Views 1,503

AvH Foundation

Sponsored by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Looking to further your research abroad? Whether you’re a recent PhD graduate or a more experienced researcher, the Humboldt Research Fellowship Programme offers you the exciting opportunity to conduct a long-term research project in Germany.

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is now accepting applications for two unique fellowship opportunities for doctoral degree holders.

Humboldt Research Fellowship Programme for Postdoctoral Researchers

In providing Humboldt Research Fellowships for postdoctoral researchers, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation enables highly-qualified scientists and scholars, who do not currently work or reside in Germany and who completed their doctorates less than 4 years ago, to spend extended periods of research (6–24 months) in Germany. Scientists and scholars from all disciplines and nationalities may apply.

Fellowship specifications:

The research outline is carried out in cooperation with academic hosts at research institutions in Germany. Applicants choose their own topic of research and academic host. Details of the research outline, including information on the intended duration of the fellowship, must be agreed with the intended host before applying.

The fellowship is worth 2,650 EUR per month. This includes a mobility lump sum and a contribution towards health and liability insurance. Information about additional benefits can be found here.

Application requirements:

  1. Doctorate or comparable academic degree (Ph.D., C.Sc. or equivalent), completed less than four years prior to the date of application. Candidates who will complete their doctoral degrees within 6 months also are eligible to apply, provided that they submit the manuscript of their dissertation or publications containing the results of their dissertation.
  2. Academic publications reviewed according to international standards and printed in journals and/or by publishing houses.
  3. Confirmation that research facilities are available and mentoring agreement and a detailed expert’s statement by an academic host at a research institution in Germany.
  4. Expert reviews from the doctoral supervisor and one other academic qualified to give well-founded comments on the applicant’s qualification, preferably including reviewers not working at the applicant’s own institute.
  5. Language skills: humanities or social sciences and medicine: good knowledge of German if necessary to carry out the research successfully; otherwise a good knowledge of English; natural sciences and engineering: good knowledge of German or English.

Seems like a good fit for you? Learn more and begin your application today.

Applications are evaluated on a rolling basis.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact info@avh.de.

Humboldt Research Fellowship Programme for Experienced Researchers

In providing Humboldt Research Fellowships for experienced researchers, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation enables highly-qualified scientists and scholars from abroad, who completed their doctorates less than 12 years ago to spend extended periods of research (6-18 months; may be divided up into a maximum of three blocks) in Germany. Scientists and scholars from all disciplines and countries may apply.

Fellowship specifications:

Candidates are expected to have their own, clearly defined research profile. They should be working at least at the level of Assistant Professor or Junior Research Group Leader or be able to document years of independent research work.

The research outline is carried out in cooperation with academic hosts at research institutions in Germany. Applicants choose their own topic of research and host in Germany. Details of the research outline, including the fellowship duration, must be agreed with the intended host before applying. The duration of the research fellowship (6-18 months) may be divided up into a maximum of three visits lasting a minimum of three months each.

The fellowship is worth 3,150 EUR per month. This includes a mobility lump sum and a contribution towards health and liability insurance. Information about additional benefits can be obtained here.

Application requirements:

  1. Doctorate or comparable academic degree (Ph.D., C.Sc. or equivalent), completed less than twelve years prior to the date of application. If it is not possible or customary to take a doctorate in the candidate’s subject or country, an application may be submitted up to 16 years after completing a Master’s or Diploma degree.
  2. The candidate’s own research profile documented by a list of academic publications reviewed according to international standards and printed in journals and/or by publishing houses.
  3. Confirmation that research facilities are available in addition to a mentoring agreement and a detailed expert’s statement by an academic host at a research institution in Germany.
  4. Two expert reviews from important collaborative partners and/or academics from the candidate’s own institute and, if possible, from abroad.
  5. Necessary language skills: humanities or social sciences and medicine: good knowledge of German if it is necessary to carry out the research; otherwise a good knowledge of English; natural sciences and engineering: good knowledge of German or English.

Seem like a good fit for you? Learn more and begin your application today.

Applications are evaluated on a rolling basis.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact info@avh.de.

 

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About the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
American Friends of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AFAvH) is the professional partner of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH) in the United States, and is a U.S. 501(c)3 charitable organization. The Alexander von
Humboldt Foundation promotes academic cooperation between excellent researchers and other professionals from abroad and from Germany.

For more information about the AvH and its programs, check out the AvH website!