Research Group Linkage Programme

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



Unfortunately, due to limited financial resources, we are currently not accepting Research Group Linkage applications. We regret the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact ip[at]

The Research Group Linkage Programme is an alumni support tool, combining various activities, designed to establish a sustainable basis for long-term international academic collaboration between alumni of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation programmes abroad (please see current list of countries (PDF)) and academics in Germany. Such cooperations should also integrate (doctoral and post-doctoral) junior researchers as potential candidates for a research fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

Joint research projects can be sponsored with a funding amount of up to €55,000 over a period of up to three years. The funding may be used to finance reciprocal research visits lasting up to three months a year, conferences and workshops, consumables, printing costs, and, to a limited extent, academic auxiliary staff and equipment for the institute abroad. The collaborative partner’s home institution in Germany is eligible to receive an administrative flat-rate of up to a total of 15% of the funding amount granted.Please refer to the programme information for further important information.

This programme is financed by