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



The budget cuts announced for 2024 will have a significant impact on the alumni sponsorship programmes of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. We ask for your understanding that not all applications can be approved.

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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