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

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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.

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.

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Week 2 of the #HumboldtResidencyProgramme: Alexander Stagnell tells us how the “art of persuasion” can help us understand the challenges of Social Cohesion. Check out our weekly Residency Diary!

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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

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Learn more about #Humboldtian Dr Nevine Zakaria and her work in Würzburg! And discover the Humboldt Research Fellowship for postdoctoral and experienced researchers!

Aktuelles

News

A Boost for Germany as a Science Base

More than 100 Humboldt Professors are now working at German universities and research institutions – four of them report on their experiences

Portraits of the four Alexander von Humboldt Professors: Karen Radner, Giuseppe Caire, Aimee van Wynsberghe and Jens Meiler

Pressemitteilungen

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.

Press release

International research stars receive awards in Berlin

Twenty-one top researchers were the focus of an award ceremony held on Thursday evening in Berlin, where they were presented Germany’s most valuable research award, the Alexander von Humboldt Professorship.

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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.

@AvHStiftung

Week 2 of the #HumboldtResidencyProgramme: Alexander Stagnell tells us how the “art of persuasion” can help us understand the challenges of Social Cohesion. Check out our weekly Residency Diary!

@AvHStiftung

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!

@AvHStiftung

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

@AvHStiftung

Learn more about #Humboldtian Dr Nevine Zakaria and her work in Würzburg! And discover the Humboldt Research Fellowship for postdoctoral and experienced researchers!

@AvHStiftung

After two virtual annual meetings, this year more than 600 scientists from all over the world meet and exchange ideas (and play) in person in Berlin! #AvHTogether

Georg Forster Research Award

The award, valued at €60,000, is granted to internationally recognised researchers from developing and transition countries. Nominations must be submitted by researchers in Germany.

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