Begin your academic study in Germany. There’s good news! There are currently no open Humboldt Research Fellowships.
We will go over the details of this Humboldt Research fellowship, its rewards, and the application process step by step in this article.
International students can apply for Humboldt Research Fellowships 2022-2023, which are fully funded scholarships. Only post-doctoral studies are eligible for these scholarships. The Humboldt Research fellowship provides a monthly fellowship of 3,150 EUR as well as financial assistance for accompanying family members and personal belongings.
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation allows highly qualified scientists and scholars from around the world who are just starting their academic careers and have completed their doctorates less than four years ago to do research in Germany for extended periods of time (6–24 months).
The research outline is developed in collaboration with academic hosts at German research institutions. Applicants select their own research topic and host in Germany. Before applying, the research outline, as well as details on the fellowship’s intended duration, must be agreed upon with the intended host. Sponsorship is not available for short-term visits for the purpose of study or training, or for attending conferences.
Humboldt Research Scholarship Summary
- Level of Study: Post Doctoral
- Institution(s): Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
- Study in: Germany
- Courses Offered: Click Here to find all the available courses
- Program Period: Six to 24 months
- Deadline: Open throughout the year.
Humboldt Research Scholarship Coverage
Humboldt Research Fellowship will provide below benefits:
- A monthly fellowship of 2,670 EUR for postdoctoral researchers (doctorate completed within the last four years). A monthly fellowship of 3,150 EUR for postdoctoral researchers (doctorate completed within the last 12 years).
- A flexible starting date and – for experienced researchers – the option of splitting the fellowship up into a maximum of three stays.
- Individual mentoring during the sponsorship period.
- Intensive German language course for fellows and their marital partners prior to the fellowship.
- Additional financial support for accompanying family members and items like travel expenses and comprehensive alumni sponsorship once the research stay has come to an end, such as a Return Fellowship or further stays in Germany.
Eligibility Criteria for Humboldt Research Fellowship
To be eligible for Humboldt Research Fellowship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Required Language: English or German
- Eligible Countries: All world countries
- Doctorate or comparable academic degree (PhD, CSc or equivalent) obtained no more than four years.
- Academic publications reviewed according to international standards and printed in journals and/or by publishing houses.
- Confirmation that research facilities are available, mentoring agreement and a detailed expert’s statement by an academic host at a research institution in Germany.
- Expert reviews from the doctoral supervisor and another academic qualified to give well-founded comments on the applicant’s qualification preferably including reviewers not working at the applicant’s own institute.
- Necessary language skills, humanities or social sciences and medicine German, otherwise a good knowledge of English, natural sciences and engineering, good knowledge of German or English.
- The Humboldt-Foundation assumes that candidates will abide the Rules of Good Scientific Practice and the legally-binding principles of scientific ethics during the application and sponsorship periods.
How to Apply for Humboldt Research Fellowship?
Please follow the following instructions to apply for Humboldt Research Fellowship:
(1). You have to choose two hosts (whether they are people or institute) in Germany and ask them for a confirmation and review for the research.
Note: if you choose the institute to be your host you have to schedule the period that you will stay.
(2). Create an account from Here and attach the following documents:
- Curriculum vitae (two pages max).
- Research outline (five pages max).
- Complete list of publications.
- List of selected key publications.
- Key publications.
- Doctoral certificate.
- German language certificate, if applicable.
- Host’s statement and confirmation of research facilities.
- Two expert reviews.
- Additionally, where required: publishers’ letter(s) of acceptance and/or acknowledgment(s) of receipt as well as summaries or translations of the key publications.
To know more about Humboldt Research Fellowship, please visit Official Website.