Humboldt Research Fellowships

The Humboldt Research Fellowship Program supports highly qualified scholars of all nationalities and fields so that they may carry out long-term research projects in Germany. Fellowships are awarded based on academic achievement, i.e., the quality and feasibility of the proposed research project and the candidate's international publications. There are no quotas with respect to either country of origin or academic discipline. The program provides for stay in Germany of 6 to 12 months. Applicants must have a doctoral degree and be less than 40 years of age. Research fellowships are offered on a world-wide competitive basis. Scholars from all nations and all academic disciplines may apply. There are no quotas in respect of either country or academic discipline. Approximately 500 research fellowships are available per annum. Decisions are based primarily on the quality and feasibility of research projects proposed by candidates as well as their international publications. Research projects and German hosts are selected by applicants themselves. Details of research projects and schedules must be agreed between applicants and proposed hosts prior to submission of applications. U.S. scientists and scholars may also apply for a 2-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship or a Summer Research Fellowship.

Academic Level
Field(s) of Study
Social Sciences
Law and Diplomacy
Nomination Required