Research Policy Expertise and Consultancy

The Humboldt Foundation thrives on the expertise of the huge Humboldt Family in scientific and research policy matters. It not only embraces more than 26,000 active Humboldtians worldwide but also hosts, reviewers, committee members, partner organisations and the Foundation’s team in Bonn and Berlin. We promote the exchange and mutual enrichment of knowledge in international dialogue for example via the Foundation's International Advisory Board or in in publications like the Discussion Papers. Here we present the results and invite further discussion.

In our role as the first port of call for researchers coming to Germany or going abroad on research stays, we manage EURAXESS Germany, the National Coordination Point at the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. We advise several hundred researchers every month on sponsorship opportunities, social security and taxation issues and many other topics related to researcher mobility.