HOW TO APPLY
1. Go to the programmes section and choose a programme that is convenient to you, your background and your prospective research project
You can choose between programmes tailored to different levels of research experience. In addition the offered programmes can target different disciplines or forms of collaboration. You can apply for the Research Fellowships, for most of the Research Award Programmes you need to be nominated for participation.
2. Check if you meet the requirements
Go to the programmes section, choose a programme and view the conditions and requirements. Main requirements for a Research Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers are:
Doctorate or comparable academic degree (Ph.D., C.Sc. or equivalent) completed less than four years prior to the date of application. Candidates who have nearly completed their doctoral degrees are eligible to apply provided that they submit the manuscript of their dissertation or publications containing the results of their dissertation.
Academic publications in internationally-reviewed journals and for publishing houses.
Confirmation that research facilities are available and a detailed expert's report by an academic host at a research institution in Germany.
Expert references from the doctoral supervisor and other academics qualified to comment on the applicant's eligibility.
Language skills: scholars in the humanities or social sciences and physicians must have a good knowledge of German if it is necessary to carry out the project successfully; otherwise a good knowledge of English; scientists and engineers must have a good knowledge of German or English.
Completed your doctorate in the last four years
Please consider that the above mentioned requirements apply to a Research Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers. For further details on requirements of a Research Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers, please click here.
For requirements of other programmes, please refer to the programmes section.
3. Fill in the application forms
Complete the application forms for the programme Research Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers and send your application at any time directly to the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation:
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Details on application procedure: Your application will be assessed by independent expert reviewers and decisions are made 3 times per year by Humboldt Foundation Selection Committees. The duration of procedure after submission is approximately 7 to 11 months.