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.

Globe

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

Alle

News

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

@AvHStiftung

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.

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

@AvHStiftung

Secretary General of the Humboldt Foundation Enno Aufderheide addresses the friends of the foundation worldwide, who supported us in the fight against the budgetary cuts: THANK YOU!  #ScienceDiplomacy

@AvHStiftung

The #AvHNet in Frankfurt is over! Thanks to Goethe Uni and all Humboldtians for three days of inspiring scientific and personal networking!

News

Charity alone is not the solution

Sara Fouad, Egyptian professor of architecture, who specialises in waterways regeneration, shares her view on the situation in Egypt and how COP27 could bring much needed change.

Sara Fouad

Aktuelles

News

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

News

Charity alone is not the solution

Sara Fouad, Egyptian professor of architecture, who specialises in waterways regeneration, shares her view on the situation in Egypt and how COP27 could bring much needed change.

Sara Fouad

News

Protests in Iran: Using art to fight the system

Iran is currently experiencing one of the largest waves of protests in decades. We spoke with the Iranian Humboldtian Raika Khorshidian about different forms of protest, communication channels and the cultural scene’s influence in Iran

News

New host for the Humboldt Network

The Munich immunologist Julia Jellusova, a new scout in the Henriette Herz Scouting Programme will utilise her own networks to recruit three postdocs for her team.

Porträt der Immunologin Julia Jellusova, die Scout im Henriette Herz-Scouting-Programm ist

Pressemitteilungen

Press release

Bundestag debate on the energy supply for science

The Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany expressly welcomes the debate being held today in the plenary session of the German Bundestag regarding issues of concern to the science community in connection with the supply of energy.

Logos der Mitglieder der Allianz der Wissenschaften: Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, der Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst, die Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, die Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, die Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren, die Hochschulrektorenkonferenz, die Leibniz-Gemeinschaft, die Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, die Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften Leopoldina und der Wissenschaftsrat.

Press release

Science and research in the energy crisis

The Alliance of Science Organisations is drawing attention to the threatening consequences which a possi-ble energy crisis could have for science and academia in Germany.

Logos der Mitglieder der Allianz der Wissenschaften: Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, der Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst, die Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, die Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, die Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren, die Hochschulrektorenkonferenz, die Leibniz-Gemeinschaft, die Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, die Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften Leopoldina und der Wissenschaftsrat.

Twitter

@AvHStiftung

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.

@AvHStiftung

Secretary General of the Humboldt Foundation Enno Aufderheide addresses the friends of the foundation worldwide, who supported us in the fight against the budgetary cuts: THANK YOU!  #ScienceDiplomacy

@AvHStiftung

The #AvHNet in Frankfurt is over! Thanks to Goethe Uni and all Humboldtians for three days of inspiring scientific and personal networking!

@AvHStiftung

Last week, a successful Humboldt Kolleg was held in #Montevideo, Uruguay. Our former president Helmut Schwarz took part as well! Thank you for the inspiring exchange!

@AvHStiftung

Where better to discuss Social Cohesion than in a pub? Political Psychologist Julia Elad-Strenger & Sociologist Richard Mole from the Humboldt Residency Programme invite you to an interactive debate during Berlin Science Week. 8.11. Register now!

@AvHStiftung

Our #ResearchComLab podcast is out now! In “Bench Talks - A Conversation between Science and Media”, researchers and journalists discuss current world events and the state of Science Communication. Listen and subscribe!

International Climate Protection Fellowship

Climate experts wanted! Young leaders and postdocs from transition and developing countries can apply for an International Climate Protection Fellowship until 1 February 2023.

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