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2024 Humboldt Research Fellowship Program | Fully Funded

Humboldt Research Fellowship is a fully funded program to sponsor researchers  from across the globe to carry out research in Germany.

The Humboldt Research Fellowship offers a grant of €38,040/year and enables you to conduct your own research at various stages of your career in collaboration with a host at a German research institution of your choice. 

In this post, you will find information about the details, eligibility criteria, benefits, documents required, and the method of application for interested candidates.

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Humboldt Research Fellowship Program Summary:

  • Host: Humboldt Research Fellowship
  • Category:  Fellowships
  • Eligible Countries: All Countries
  • Reward: Full Sponsorship | €38,040 Grant/Yr | Family Allowance | Travel Costs
  • Deadline: November 29, 2024
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Humboldt Fellowship Program Details:

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation sponsors researchers with above-average qualifications from all nationalities across the globe.

As a fellow, you will benefit from individual support from the Humboldt Foundation and her diverse sponsorship portfolio.

Researchers from developing and emerging countries whose research contributes to sustainable development should apply for a Georg Forster Research Fellowship, which is equivalent to a Humboldt Research Fellowship.

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Eligibility Requirements for 2024 Humboldt Research Fellowship Program:

To be considered for the Humboldt Research Fellowship Program, the following criteria must be satisfied:

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  • Nationality: You are not a German national. If you are a German national, or if you obtained your university degree and your doctorate, in Germany, you can apply if you have lived and worked abroad for more than ten years..
  • Expert review : You can provide two expert reviews.
    • Postdocs: Your doctoral supervisor and one other researcher – outside of your institute, if possible – should provide well-grounded information on your qualifications. 
    • Experienced researchers: The reviews should be provided by important collaborative partners and/or researchers at your own institute as well as other institutes – outside your country of origin, if possible.
  • Languauge skills:
    • Natural sciences and engineering: You must have a good knowledge of German or English. 
    • Humanities, social sciences and medicine: You must have a good knowledge of German if this is necessary for conducting your research successfully. Otherwise, good knowledge of English will suffice.

Benefits of Humboldt Research Fellowship Program

  • The Humboldt Research Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers enables you to conduct research in Germany.
  • The monthly fellowship amount is €2,670. Fellowships may last from 6 to 24 months.
  • Experienced researchers fellowship amount is €3,170 monthly. Fellowships may last from 6 to 18 months and can be divided into up to three stays within three years.
  • In addition to the fellowship amount, you will also receive personal support throughout your sponsorship.
  • Prior to your research fellowship, you and your marital partner will be able to attend an intensive language course.
  • Further financial support, including family benefits for children and marital partners, subsidies for private full health insurance and allowances for travel expenses, is also available.

Required Documents for 2024 Humboldt Research Fellowship Program:

To apply, the following  documents must be submitted in the application page:

  • curriculum vitae (two pages max)
  • research outline ( five pages max)
  • complete list of your publications
  • list of selected key publications 
  • key publications
  • doctoral certificate or proof that your doctorate has been completed successfully, or confirmation that this will be the case within the next six months
  • German language certificate, if required
  • if required: publisher’s acceptance notifications and/or acknowledgement of receipt and summaries/translations of key publications that are not available in German or in English
  • In addition: host’s statement and confirmation that research facilities are available, as well as two expert reviews. Please note that these documents can only be uploaded in a protected area by the host(s) and expert reviewers personally. You can only submit your application once these documents have been uploaded. Further information and explanations can be found on the application form.

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How to Apply for 2024 Humboldt Research Fellowship Program:

To apply for the Humboldt Research Fellowship program, interested and qualified applicants should;

  • use the “CLICK HERE TO APPLY” button below to proceed to the application page.
  • Click on “APPLY ONLINE” green button
  • Please submit the necessary documents to the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation online only.
  • As soon as the foundation receives your online application, they will send you written confirmation by email.
  • After reviewing your documents, you will be notified of the expected selection date.

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Deadline: November 29, 2024

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