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 57 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

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.

@AvHStiftung

We need international exchange and global research networks – especially in times of crisis. #PeaceDay #ScienceDiplomacy #Peaceday2022

@AvHStiftung

Happy birthday Alexander von Humboldt! The great nature researcher stood up against social injustice and environmental destruction – and he liked to deliver punch lines. If he were on Twitter today, how would his tweets look like?

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.

Portrait of immunologist Julia Jellusova, who is a scout in the Henriette Herz Scouting Programme

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The practice of female genital mutilation affects more than 200 million women worldwide. Humboldtian Priya Goswami has developed the app "Mumkin" (Hindi for "possible"). The AI helps victims raise their voices against the violent rite.

News

ComLab#5 winners selected

The best projects from the fifth Communication Lab, “The New Global – cooperation for the future”, were honoured at a virtual award ceremony on 2 September 2022.

Visual Comlab

Aktuelles

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.

Portrait of immunologist Julia Jellusova, who is a scout in the Henriette Herz Scouting Programme

News

ComLab#5 winners selected

The best projects from the fifth Communication Lab, “The New Global – cooperation for the future”, were honoured at a virtual award ceremony on 2 September 2022.

Visual Comlab

Pressemitteilungen

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.

Press release

New research award in the STEM field

Humboldt Foundation and Carl Zeiss Foundation launch cooperation with the Carl Zeiss-Humboldt Research Award which comes with €100,000.

Twitter

@AvHStiftung

We need international exchange and global research networks – especially in times of crisis. #PeaceDay #ScienceDiplomacy #Peaceday2022

@AvHStiftung

Happy birthday Alexander von Humboldt! The great nature researcher stood up against social injustice and environmental destruction – and he liked to deliver punch lines. If he were on Twitter today, how would his tweets look like?

@AvHStiftung

The practice of female genital mutilation affects more than 200 million women worldwide. Humboldtian Priya Goswami has developed the app "Mumkin" (Hindi for "possible"). The AI helps victims raise their voices against the violent rite.

@AvHStiftung

Week 3 of the Humboldt Residency Programme: In our Residency Diary, diversity expert Christa Rautenbach shares her thoughts on law and Social Cohesion. Highlights: visits to the Center for Civil Society Research at WZB Berlin and DHM Berlin.

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Live from Stüben: Australian journalist Amie Liebowitz  based in London and Humboldtian Elisabeth Gruber from Austria on a field trip for their Comlab project. Hard at work and connecting with the locals!

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Prospective leaders in Berlin: Today, the current Chancellor Fellows met Vito Cecere at the Federal Foreign Office. #Humboldtian

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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