Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Humboldt Professorship Germany’s most valuable research award brings top international researchers to German universities.

Angela Schoellig | Robotics and artificial intelligence

How can we push back the limits of machine learning? And what limits do we need to set to robots’ autonomous decision-making?. Angela Schoellig is searching for the answers. more

Henning Walczak | Biochemistry / Immunology

As a Humboldt Professor at the University of Cologne, Henning Walczak pursues the “from bench to bedside” approach to amalgamate pre-clinical and clinical research to a greater extent. more

Andrea Bréard | History of science

Mathematician, science historian, sinologist and philosopher Andrea Bréard investigates the history of mathematics in China. more

Kou Murayama | Psychology

What motivates us? What increases our motivation and what dampens it? Kou Murayama explores these questions with a particular eye to learning processes. more

Joacim Rocklöv | Epidemiology and Public Health

Is there a link between climate change and the spread of disease? Joacim Rocklöv informs this controversial discussion by delivering important data and analyses. more

30.000 researchers worldwide belong to the Humboldt Foundation’s network.


As Humboldtians, they are all members of the Humboldt Family: currently sponsorship recipients and alumni from more than 140 countries, including 59 Nobel Laureates.

The Humboldt Foundation

  • We sponsor researchers, regardless of discipline and nationality.
  • We strengthen Germany as a research location through international academic exchange.
  • We support our fellows and award winners for their entire lifetime.
  • We campaign for international understanding, scientific progress and development.
Marc Sedjro

800 awards and fellowships are granted by the Humboldt Foundation every year.

Marc Sedjro (German Research Chair at AIMS South Africa)
“At my host institute I had access to the most recent specialist literature as well as recognised experts in my field – this enriched my research enormously.”

Humboldt Kosmos – the Humboldt Foundation’s magazine. What are Humboldtians around the world working on? What are the issues in science, diplomacy and international affairs that move us? We report in our magazine.

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Humboldt Geography of Knowledge Where do most of the successful applicants and nominees come from and where are the Foundation’s alumni doing their research today?

Humboldt is everywhere

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@AvHStiftung

Congratulations! Today, the 2022 #ClimateProtection Fellows received their certificates after one successful year in Germany. Thank you to Norbert Gorißen from the German Federal Foreign Office and the Humboldt Foundation’s Deputy Secretary General Thomas Hesse.

News

ComLab#6: Winners chosen

On 20 January 2023, the four best projects from the sixth virtual Communication Lab on “Resource Scarcity” were honoured.

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Congratulations to Humboldtian Ashutosh Sharma, the new president of the Indian National Science Academy!

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How to preserve #democracy: Brazilian anthropologist and historian Lilia Schwarcz talks about how vigilant democratic engagement and the integration of new concepts and principles may be used to fight rising #authoritarianism. #Humboldtian

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News

ComLab#6: Winners chosen

On 20 January 2023, the four best projects from the sixth virtual Communication Lab on “Resource Scarcity” were honoured.

News

Future-proofing the Foundation!

At the turn of the year, Hans-Christian Pape’s term in office as President of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, that he assumed in 2018, comes to an end. The Foundation would like to thank the outgoing President for his commitment in turbulent times.

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The Humboldt Japan Colloquium

From 17 to 19 November, 150 researchers from the Japanese Humboldt Network, Japanese junior researchers as well as some of the Foundation’s partners and friends in German academia and politics got together at an online Humboldt Colloquium.

Hans-Christian Pape, President of the Humboldt Foundation

News

Don’t be afraid of China!

Enno Aufderheide, Secretary General of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, on how the science community should deal with China – an opinion piece in the DIE ZEIT newspaper

Pressemitteilungen

Press release

Press release

2022 Reimar Lüst Awards

Honours for outstanding research on Franco-German history and in neuropsychology

Porträts v. l. n. r.: Hélène Miard-Delacroix, Patrick Haggard

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@AvHStiftung

Congratulations! Today, the 2022 #ClimateProtection Fellows received their certificates after one successful year in Germany. Thank you to Norbert Gorißen from the German Federal Foreign Office and the Humboldt Foundation’s Deputy Secretary General Thomas Hesse.

@AvHStiftung

Congratulations to Humboldtian Ashutosh Sharma, the new president of the Indian National Science Academy!

@AvHStiftung

How to preserve #democracy: Brazilian anthropologist and historian Lilia Schwarcz talks about how vigilant democratic engagement and the integration of new concepts and principles may be used to fight rising #authoritarianism. #Humboldtian

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Science is an important tool in defending #HumanRights worldwide! #HumanRightsDay #StandUp4HumanRights #UDHR75

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It is the last leg of the journey for our Humboldt Residency Programme! In his opening speech at the wrap-up event of the 2022 Residency cohort, Secretary General Enno Aufderheide emphasised the societal value of the pilot programme.

Humboldt Research Fellowship

The Humboldt Research Fellowship for researchers of all nationalities and research areas: We support you – postdoctoral and experienced researchers – with your research in Germany.

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