Humboldt Research Fellowship (for Experienced Researchers) in Germany

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Georg Forster Fellowship (Postdoc), Humboldt Foundation-Germany

Humboldt Research Fellowship (for Experienced Researchers) in Germany

Designation/Position-  Humboldt Research Fellowship

Humboldt Research Foundation, Germany invites application for Humboldt Research Fellowship (for Experienced Researchers) from eligible and interested candidates

About-  Humboldt Research Foundation promote academic cooperation between excellent scientists and scholars from abroad and from Germany. Humboldt Research Fellowship

Research/Job Area- Science, engineering, humanities or social sciences and physicians

Location- Germany

Eligibility/Qualification–

Scientists and scholars of all nationalities and disciplines may apply to the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation online at any time.

  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, applications may be submitted up to twelve years after commencing publication activity;
  2. The candidate’s own research profile documented by a comprehensive 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 and mentoring agreement and a detailed expert’s report by an academic host at a research institution in Germany; details of the research outline including information on the intended duration of the fellowship must be agreed with the intended host before applying;
  4. Two expert reviews from important collaborative partners and/or academics from the candidate’s own institute and, if possible, from abroad;
  5. 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 research successfully; otherwise a good knowledge of English; scientists and engineers must have a good knowledge of German or English;
  6. Applications to continue a research stay already underway can only be considered in exceptional cases. The applicant may not have spent an extended period in Germanyprior to application. Potential applicants who have been in Germany for more than six months at the time of application are not eligible to apply;
  7. 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.

Job/Position Description- 

Scientists and scholars of all nationalities and disciplines may apply to the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation online at any time.

In recent years, approximately 25% to 30% of applications were successful. Short-term study visits, participation in congresses and training courses cannot be financed.

How to Apply-  A Humboldt Research Fellowship for experienced researchers allows you to carry out long-term research (6-18 months) in Germany. Applicants choose their own topic of research and their academic host. The fellowship is flexible and can be divided up into as many as three stays within three years.

Submit an application if you are a researcher from abroad with above average qualifications, completed your doctorate less than twelve years ago, already have your own research profile and are working at least at the level of Assistant Professor or Junior Research Group Leader or have a record of several years of independent academic work.

Applications may be submitted to the Humboldt Foundation online at any time, provided they have been duly completed and all of the following required documents have been uploaded:

  • 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

For Contact- 

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Selection Department
Jean-Paul-Str. 12
53173 Bonn
Germany

Fax: 0228-833 212
info@avh.de

Last Date for Apply–  Any time in the year

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