Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

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

Tina Malti | Developmental psychology

How do war and violence affect children psychologically? And how can children overcome such traumas? These are the kind of questions the psychologist Tina Malti explores in her research on childhood development. more

Edvardas Narevicius | Atomic and molecular physics

Edvardas Narevicius is one of the pioneers of ultra-low temperature chemistry. His experiments make it possible to observe novel quantum effects. He is invited to TU Dortmund University to reinforce the focus in experimental and theoretical quantum optics. more

Heike Vallery | Medical robotics

The human gait – which usually looks intuitive and natural – is an extremely complex form of locomotion. Mechanical engineer Heike Vallery studies gait and balance and develops applications for the rehabilitation of people with reduced mobility. more

Hector Geffner | Artificial intelligence and machine learning

Hector Geffner is seen as one of the leading minds on the global AI stage and a pioneer of automated planning. In Aachen, he will enhance Germany’s visibility as an AI hub and help to further Europe’s vanguard position in developing human-centred AI. more

Miki Ebisuya | Developmental biology

Why is the biological development of the human slower than that of the mouse? Japanese researcher Miki Ebisuya works on the biophysical mechanisms behind this question. 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 61 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.

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

Mouhamed Moustapha Fall (German Research Chair at AIMS Senegal)
“Mathematics offers huge optimization potential to the African people.”

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

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Network meeting in Konstanz

Fellows of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to meet at the University of Konstanz from 21 to 23 February

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Apply now: Humboldt Residency Programme 2024! Work together with researchers, artists, journalists and civil society actors in Berlin/Brandenburg! This year's topic: Power and Knowledge – Confronting Global Imbalances in our Knowledge Systems.

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A common history

The Argentinian historian Walter Ludovico Koppmann is working on the Jewish working class in Buenos Aires.

Potrait von Walter Ludovico Koppmann

Pressemitteilungen

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Network meeting in Konstanz

Fellows of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to meet at the University of Konstanz from 21 to 23 February

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2023 Reimar Lüst Awards

Sophia Labadi and Christian Dustmann have been singled out for their outstanding research in ethnology and economics.

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Apply now: Humboldt Residency Programme 2024! Work together with researchers, artists, journalists and civil society actors in Berlin/Brandenburg! This year's topic: Power and Knowledge – Confronting Global Imbalances in our Knowledge Systems.

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"Always get back to your interests, even in the face of threats and power strategies from others."   What are the key factors for a good negotiation? #Humboldtian Michele Gelfand shares five practical tips.

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Apply now: Together with the British Academy, we invite 30 early career researchers from the UK & Germany to participate in the UK-German Frontiers of Humanities Symposium on “Natures, Cultures and Communities”!

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Atenção Pesquisadores! – Attention, academics from Brazil! The Capes-Humboldt Research Fellowship supports you with your #research in Germany.

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The Humboldt Foundation provides opportunities and builds bridges. We asked Humboldtians like Lei Fang how the fellowship has shaped their lives and what it means to be part of the Humboldt network.

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In September, the 13th Brazilian-German Frontiers of Science & Technology Symposium was held in Bremen! 28 scientists from Brazil and 25 from Germany came together to discuss “Climate Change and the challenges of a sustainable development”. #FrontiersOfResearch

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70 years of the Humboldt Foundation and happy birthday, Alexander von Humboldt! Today we celebrate our namesake's birthday! His pioneering spirit and creativity inspire our work every day. #AvHWhatsNext

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Today with DAAD at the Futurium! We talk about Academia in Exile with fantastic and brave researchers, #Humboldtian Tatiana Shchyttsova, #SchwartzInitiative Fellow Azadeh Ganjeh and Hilde Domin Fellow Nickey Diamond.

Symbolbild Georg-Forster-Stipendium: zu sehen ist der Biochemiker und ehemalige Georg-Forster-Stipendiat Victor Kuete wie er vor einem großen Baum stehend seinen Blick auf das Logo der "Global Goals" richtet.

Georg Forster Research Fellowship

The Fellowship for postdoctoral and experienced researchers from developing and emerging countries who are contributing to sustainable development. The sponsorship is equivalent to the Humboldt Research Fellowship.

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