Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Humboldt Professorship Germany’s most valuable research award brings top international researchers to German universities. Here are some of them.

Tiffany Knight | Ecology

The ecologist Tiffany Knight explores biodiversity and biological invasion processes. more

Peter Dayan | Theoretical Neuroscience

Peter Dayan is a Humboldt Professor for Artificial Intelligence and works at the intersection between the intelligence of living beings and machines. more

Margaret C. Crofoot | Biology

Margaret Crofoot investigates collective animal behaviour and movements, especially the development of complex societies, such as the group behaviour of apes. more

Till Bärnighausen | Epidemiology

The physician and epidemiologist Till Bärnighausen works in the field of global health research and is, amongst other things, a specialist in HIV research. more

Stefanie Petermichl | Mathematics

Stefanie Petermichl is a leading researcher in harmonic analysis, a branch of mathematics with wide-ranging application potential. 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 56 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.”

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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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Silent Night

The Corona pandemic forces us all to keep our distance and robs us of things that define what we are: human closeness and social interaction. German Chancellor Fellow Diana Raiselis is working on sustainable concepts for reviving nighttime culture.

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A highly efficient supercapacitor challenges batteries: A collaboration between Humboldtian Jayaramulu Kolleboyina and his host Roland Fischer led to the development of a new powerful and sustainable graphene hybrid material.

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This was 2020

An exceptional year with exceptional challenges comes to an end. Our Best of Videos 2020 will get you an idea of what has been going on in the last year.

2021 loading: our favourite video from 2020

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Your research is important. Let everyone know about it! Learn more about #scicomm and apply now for our SUMMER SCHOOL COMMUNICATING SCIENCE - free, interdisciplinary and open to young researchers throughout Europe.

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Digital Advent Concert

Live classical music and year-end reviews with Secretary General Enno Aufderheide: The Humboldt Foundation's Advent concert on 10 December 2020 – this year as a livestream event.

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Silent Night

The Corona pandemic forces us all to keep our distance and robs us of things that define what we are: human closeness and social interaction. German Chancellor Fellow Diana Raiselis is working on sustainable concepts for reviving nighttime culture.

News

This was 2020

An exceptional year with exceptional challenges comes to an end. Our Best of Videos 2020 will get you an idea of what has been going on in the last year.

2021 loading: our favourite video from 2020

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Digital Advent Concert

Live classical music and year-end reviews with Secretary General Enno Aufderheide: The Humboldt Foundation's Advent concert on 10 December 2020 – this year as a livestream event.

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Get to know Japan as a research location

The Humboldt-Gesellschaft Japan supports stays for young researchers from Germany, hosted by academics in Japan. Collaborative partnerships in all disciplines can be funded.

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Pressemitteilungen

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Humboldt Rankings

Universities in the major conurbations Berlin and Munich are in particular demand among foreign researchers.

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Max Planck Humboldt Research Award

Roberto Bonasio is awarded the Max Planck-Humboldt Research Award 2020, Luciano Marraffini receives the Max Planck-Humboldt Medal

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Nobel Prize for Humboldtian

“Our sincere congratulations to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna. With the genetic scissors you have developed a ground-breaking technology”, said the President of the Humboldt Foundation, Hans-Christian Pape.

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Sofja Kovalevskaja Awards for 2020 presented

Eight researchers from abroad will each receive up to €1.65 million in prize money to be used to set up their own research groups in Bochum, Giessen, Heidelberg, Leipzig, Mainz, Munich, Oberpfaffenhofen and Tübingen.

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A highly efficient supercapacitor challenges batteries: A collaboration between Humboldtian Jayaramulu Kolleboyina and his host Roland Fischer led to the development of a new powerful and sustainable graphene hybrid material.

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Your research is important. Let everyone know about it! Learn more about #scicomm and apply now for our SUMMER SCHOOL COMMUNICATING SCIENCE - free, interdisciplinary and open to young researchers throughout Europe.

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"The biggest task right now: bringing the consensus that electromobility is the future from science to the political area." Many thanks to Cem Özdemir for participating in our Communication Lab for Exchange between Research and Media! #ResearchComLab

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"The battle to define the direction of society will continue": What will the outcome of the presidential Election 2020 mean for science and international cooperation? Personal thoughts by Cathleen Fisher, President of the American Friends of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

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Everybody Dance Now... Humboldtian Ananya Jahanara Kabir tells the story of how – and why – a dance video from Angola became a global phenomenon. JerusalemaDanceChallenge

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Cannabis as a social lubricant: Humboldtian Emeka W. Dumbili conducted interviews with young adults in Nigeria to find out more about the motives for taking cannabis.

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Calling all young climate experts from transition and developing countries! Do you want to conduct a research-based project in Germany for 12-24 months? Then apply for a ClimateProtection Fellowship! Deadline: 1 March 2021

International Summer School “Communicating Science”

Your research is important. Let everyone know about it! Learn more about science communication and join our Summer School “Communicating Science” - free, interdisciplinary and open to young researchers throughout Europe. Application deadline: 31 January 2021

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