Humboldt Research Fellowship 2024-2025 in Germany (Fully Funded)

Applications are open for the Humboldt Research Fellowship 2024-2025 in Germany. It is a fully funded fellowship for the duration of 6 to 24 months. The Humboldt Research Fellowship is a prestigious program offered by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to researchers from all over the world. This program enables researchers to carry out research of their own choice in Germany. Approximately 700 Humboldt Research Fellowships are awarded annually to researchers from all over the world.

German Nationals are not eligible for this fellowship. This is a great opportunity for the researchers. They will support you with your research. As a fellow, you will benefit from individual support from the Humboldt Foundation and our diverse sponsorship portfolio. Each fellow will receive a monthly stipend, a mentor, medical insurance, round-trip airfare, family allowance, and help with living expenses. More details about the Humboldt Research Fellowship are given below.

Details About Humboldt Research Fellowship

  • Host Country: Germany
  • Host Organization: Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
  • Course Level: Post-Doctoral, Experienced Researchers
  • Program Duration: Six to 24 months
  • Deadline: March, July and November

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Types of Fellowship

There are two fellowship programs offered in collaboration with a host at a German research institution of your choice.

  • For Postdoctoral Researchers: This program is designed for researchers who have completed their PhDs within the last four years. Fellows can conduct research in Germany for 6 to 24 months
  • For Experienced Researchers: This program is open to researchers who are further along in their careers. Fellowships can last from 6 to 18 months and can be divided into up to three stays within three years.

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Financial Benefits

  • Monthly Stipend
    • €2,670 per month for Postdoctoral Researchers
    • €3,170 per month for Experienced Researchers
  • An allowance for conferences, research trips, library stays, etc.
  • Medical Insurance
  • Airfare
  • Family allowances will be provided for accompanying family members who are staying for at least three months.
  • A flat-rate allowance for accompanying children under the age of 18 will be provided.

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Eligibility Criteria

  • The fellowship is open to all nationals except German nationals.
  • An applicant must hold at least a Ph.D. or doctoral degree or equivalent research experience.
  • Demonstrated research excellence through publications in internationally recognized, peer-reviewed journals and publications.
  • A well-established research profile with a strong list of academic and research achievements.

This is just an overview. For detailed requirements please refer to the Humboldt Fellowship website.

Required Documents

  • An Updated CV (two pages max).
  • Research outline (five pages max).
  • A detailed list of publications.
  • List of selected key publications.
  • Key publications.
  • Two expert reviews.
  • Doctoral certificate.
  • Letter of acceptance.
  • German language certificate, if applicable.
  • Host’s statement and confirmation of research facilities.

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How to Apply for the Humboldt Research Fellowship?

The Selection Committee reviews the application in March, July, and November. Applications are usually processed within four to eight months.

All applicants must apply online. The link to the official website is given below.


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