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Humboldt Research Fellowship

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Application Deadline:  November 2022

Application Procedure

Humboldt Research Fellowship 2023 is a fully-funded fellowship program for the researchers to do the research work in a host institution in Germany. In this international fellowship in Europe, the researchers can select the host institutions according to their own choices. The most attractive thing about this alexander von Humboldt research fellowship is that the researchers can conduct their research at various stages of their careers. So this program is a unique yet outstanding opportunity for the brilliant and above-average researchers who have the potential to bring remarkable changes in the world with their research work.

Eligibility Requirements

  • The candidate must have completed Ph.D., C.Sc., or equivalent not less than four years prior to the date of application.
  • Potential applicants of German nationality are eligible to apply provided that their habitual place of work and residence has been located abroad on the assumption of permanence for at least five years.
  • The candidates must have a good knowledge of the English language; the knowledge of the German language is a plus point.
  • Eligible applicants must have lived outside Germany for a minimum of 12 months in total in the 18-month period prior to submission of the application.


  • A monthly fellowship allowance of 2500 EUR will be given
  • A lump sum mobility allowance will be provided for the participation in necessary conferences, research trips, library stays, etc. these can be in Germany and abroad.
  • Medical insurance and liability insurance subsidies will be provided.
  • A lump sum amount will be provided for the travel expenses in case the costs are not borne by any third party.
  • Language fellowship will be provided for an intensive language course.
  • Language fellowships may also be granted to accompanying marital partners.
  • Family allowances will be provided for accompanying family members who are staying for at least three months.
  • For single parents: a flat-rate allowance for accompanying children under the age of 18 will be provided.
  • Europe allowance for a research stay at a research institute in another European country will also be provided.
  • a subsidy towards research costs to be paid to the hosts in Germany amounting to 800 EUR per month for research in the natural sciences and engineering and 500 EUR  for research in the humanities and social sciences.

Application Procedure

  • The candidates have to apply 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.
  • The reference letters or the host confidential statement must be uploaded directly by the author in the applicant’s application form.
  • The applicant has to send the link needed to access the application form via e-mail to the designated persons to submit the reference letters or the confidential statement.

Official Website: Humboldt Research Fellowship

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