Tailored opportunities: Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers


Alexander von Humboldt Foundation research fellowships are meant for postdoctoral researchers above average qualifications from all over the world. Applicant has a right to choose their own topic of research and their academic host.


1. Applicant must hold PhD or comparable academic degree completed in less than 4 years prior to the date of application 2. Applicants could be from all discipline and nationalities. 3. Applicant must give confirmation that research services are available and agreement with supervisors and a detailed expert’s report by an academic host at a research institution in Germany. 4. Recommendation from PhD mentor and one other academic qualified person to give well-founded comments on the applicant’s eligibility, preferably including a reviewer not working at the applicant’s own institute.


Application could be made anytime of the year. The fellowship ranges from 6 to 24 months in Germany


Applications can only be submitted online. The completed application form, including the necessary additional documents, should be submitted at least four to seven months ahead of the prospective selection date. A confirmation of receipt will be issued after submission. The selection committee meets every year in March, July and November.


The fellowship is worth 2,650 EUR/month, this includes mobility lump sum and a contribution towards health and liability insurance. Lump sum for the fellow’s travel expenses. Language fellowship for an intensive language course lasting two to four months. Family allowances for accompanying family members staying at least three months.For more information, please visit this link: https://www.humboldt-foundation.de/pls/web/docs/text_id_1806/F1313641042/programme_information_p.pdf If you need any support in making an application, post your question in the comment box below. If you would like to receive similar opportunities regularly, please follow this blog by inserting your email in the follow box at the top right side of this page. Note: Please do not forget to document your achievement through this opportunity (either using our email address or in the comment box/under feedback/evaluation post

Author: African Academic/Researcher

Science and Research by Africans for Africa

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