To our Alumni of Brazil, China, India, Russia, South Africa, USA - this call is for you! The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is searching for the leaders of tomorrow. Are you a graduate with initial leadership experience? Then come to Germany with a German Chancellor Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to take the next step in your career. Apply now!

Fellowship Benefits

  • 12-month fellowship to carry out your proposed project at the host institution of your choice in Germany 
  • Fellowship grant of 2,170 EUR, 2,470 EUR or 2,770 EUR per month, depending on the applicant’s qualifications and professional experience. This includes a mobility allowance and a contribution to health and liability insurance.
  • Networking opportunities and events, including:
    • an opening conference in November (approx. one week);
    • a half-time conference in the following spring (approx. one week);
    • a meeting in Berlin in July with a reception at the German Chancellery (three days). 
  • Language fellowship that covers an intensive language course of up to 3 months immediately prior to the start of the fellowship in Germany
  • Additional benefits
    • Lump sum for travel expenses
    • Family allowances for accompanying family members
    • Subsidy towards research costs to be paid to the host
    • Europe allowance for a stay at an institute in another European country (though not the fellow’s own country); for one to two months during the course of the fellowship if necessary to ensure the success of the project

Application Requirements

  • Citizenship of Brazil, the People’s Republic of China, India, the Russian Federation, South Africa, or the USA, including predominantly living and working in one of these countries
  • Work in a field such as politics, business, media, administration, society or culture and have demonstrable initial leadership experience
  • You will have completed your first academic degree (Bachelor or comparable degree) no more than twelve years ago. The  key date  for  calculating  this  twelve-year  period  is  1  October  of  the  year  in  which  the  selection  is  made.
  • Initial proven leadership experience. Applicants with a predominantly academic background should have acquired initial leadership experience in addition to their own research activity
  • English and/or German language skills
  • and more

Apply by October 15, 2021

Find all relevant information on the application on the webpage of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

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