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Research fellowships are flexible and therefore available for researchers at all stages of their careers

 

Research Fellowships for postdoctoral researchers
(Scientists who completed their doctorate less then four years ago)

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Research Fellowships for experienced researchers
(Scientists who completed their doctorate less then 12 years ago)

 

Who: Programs targeting highly qualified researchers of all nationalities and disciplines who are not resident in Germany and hold a doctorate or equivalent academic qualification. Further requirements: academic publications in internationally recognised journals and publishing houses, agreement by academic host to provide a research position, knowledge of English and/or German, German is mandatory if it is necessary to carry out the project successfully

 

What: research visits to Germany for periods from six to 24 months (may be divided into several short visits lasting less than six months

 

Why: to carry out research projects initiated and proposed by the fellow, numerous benefits and support activities provided by the Foundation

 

Where: at universities or research institutions in Germany

 

How: any time applications directly to the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

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Who: Researchers from abroad from the fields of the humanities and social sciences whose scientific achievements have been internationally recognised

 

What: Award winners are expected to spend a period of up to five years cooperating on a long-term research project with the nominator and / or specialist colleagues at a research institution in Germany

 

Why: to promote the internationalisation of the humanities and social sciences in Germany; the award is valued at 250,000 EUR

Note: Nominations currently closed.

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Who: outstanding and internationally recognised researchers of all nationalities and disciplines who are not resident in Germany

 

What: invitation to carry out research projects in Germany for periods of between six months and one year (may be divided into several short visits lasting less than six months)

 

Why: in recognition of a lifetime’s academic achievement, value of the award is 60,000 EUR

 

How: nomination by recognised researchers in Germany

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Who: younger, experienced, exceptional researchers from all disciplines, who are not resident in Germany and who completed their doctorate less then 12 years ago

 

What: research projects in Germany in collaboration with specialist colleagues for periods of between six to 12 months (may be divided into several short visits lasting less than six months)

 

Why: in recognition of a lifetime’s academic achievement, value of the award is 45,000 EUR

 

How: nomination by acknowledged academics in Germany

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Who: an internationally recognised Canadian humanities researcher

 

What: research project in collaboration with German specialist colleagues for periods of up to 12 months (may be divided into several short visits lasting less than six months)

 

Why: in recognition of a lifetime’s academic achievement, value of the award is 60,000 EUR

 

How: nomination by Canadian universities and research institutions

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Who: junior research group leaders from all disciplines from outside Germany, who completed their doctorate or equivalent degree less than six years ago. Further requirements: academic publications in internationally recognised journals and publishing houses, knowledge of English and/or German

 

What: establishment of working groups to carry out independent research projects at research institutions in Germany

 

Why: in recognition of a lifetime’s academic achievement, value of the award is 1.65 million EUR

 

Note: Nominations currently closed.
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Who: exceptionally highly qualified academics from Germany and abroad for areas within science and engineering, life sciences and the arts

 

What: awards on an annually-alternating basis

 

Why: in recognition of a lifetime’s academic achievement, value of the award is 750,000 EUR

 

How: nomination by the German scientific community, nominations of internationally distinguished female academics are particularly welcome

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