Invitations for Further Research Stays in Germany

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Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Sponsorship and Network Department
Jean-Paul-Str. 12
53173 Bonn



Due to budget restrictions we ask for your understanding that it will probably not be possible to approve all invitations to Georg Forster Research Award winners for further research stays in Germany. In making its decision, the Foundation will primarily take into account the alumni sponsorship granted to date and the career phase of the applicants.

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation invites research award winners from abroad to return to Germany for a guest visit of up to a further three months. An invitation is extended to award winners who, either due to their outstanding academic work or to their important function in the academic or foreign cultural fields, are of particular importance to German science, economy and politics.

If they are invited back, the research award winners can choose both their host institution(s) and the contents and timing of their stay. If possible, within the framework of the guest visits, contact should be made with several research institutes and other institutions in Germany.

An invitation for a renewed research stay may be extended on the recommendation of an academic or member of staff at a German (research) institute or on the recommendation of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation itself. Direct applications by research award winners are not possible. Travel and living expenses are borne by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

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