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Pattern in Green, symbolic image Humboldt Professorship

Alexander von Humboldt Professorship

For: top researchers

From: all countries (excluding Germany)

What: up to €5 million award money to finance a professorship for the first five years

Rio de Janeiro, symbolic photo for Capes Humboldt Fellowship

Capes-Humboldt Research Fellowship

What: Unfortunately, at present, it is not possible to apply for a Capes-Humboldt Research Fellowship.

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Compass needle with the names of international cities - Icon image for the Feodor Lynen Fellowship Programme

Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship

For: postdoctoral researchers, experienced researchers

From: Germany

What: 6–24-month research stay abroad

Icon Image Fraunhofer Bessel Research Award with potrait of Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel and Fraunhofer Logo

Fraunhofer-Bessel Research Award

For: internationally recognised researchers working in applied research

From: non-European countries

What: €45,000 award money (research stay of up to 12 months in Germany possible)

Painted portrait of Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel

Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award

For: internationally recognised researchers

From: all countries (excluding Germany)

What: €45,000 award money (research stay of up to 12 months in Germany possible)

6 people sitting at a table, working together and talking. (Indo-German Frontiers of Engineering Symposium 2014)

Frontiers of Research Symposia

For: outstanding young researchers

From: Germany and a partner country

What: three- to four-day symposia

Three people in a lab, symbolic image Georg Forster Award

Georg Forster Research Award

For: internationally recognised researchers

From: developing and transition countries in accordance with OECD (excluding PR China and India)

What: €60,000 award money (research stay of up to 12 months in Germany possible)

Plant sprouts in soil, symbolic image Georg Forster Fellowship

Georg Forster Research Fellowship

For: postdoctoral researchers, experienced researchers

From: developing or transition countries in accordance with OECD (excluding PR China and India)

What: 6–24-month research stay in Germany

German Chancellor Fellowship, Share Picture short with programme information: Come to Germany for 12 months and realise your own project! Apply now!

German Chancellor Fellowship

For: university graduates with initial leadership experience

From: Brazil, China, India, Russia, South Africa, USA

What: 12-month project in Germany

Symbol photo: An African scientist in front of a blackboard with math formulas

German Research Chair at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Ghana

For: mathematicians holding a doctoral degree

From: all countries

What: funding of up to € 835,000

Visual Henriette Herz Scouting Programme

Henriette Herz Scouting Programme

For: outstanding (junior) professors and (junior) research group leaders

From: Germany

What: up to three permissions to recommend candidates for a Humboldt Research Fellowship

Young woman playing the violin, symbolic image Hezekiah Wardwell Fellowship

Hezekiah Wardwell Fellowship

For: musicians or musicologists

From: Spain

What: up to two semesters of an advanced degree programme or further training at an academy of music or a conservatory in Germany

Painted portrait of Alexander von Humboldt by Friedrich Georg Weitsch, 1806

Humboldt Research Award

For: internationally recognised researchers

From: all countries (excluding Germany)

What: €60,000 award money (research stay of up to 12 months in Germany possible)

Young woman in lab, symbolic image Humboldt Research Fellowship

Humboldt Research Fellowship

For: postdoctoral researchers, experienced researchers

From: all countries (excluding Germany)

What: 6–24-month research stay in Germany

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Globe with continents in green colour, symbolic image International Climate Protection Fellowship

International Climate Protection Fellowship

For: prospective leaders and postdocs with climate expertise

From: non-European developing and transition countries

What: 12–24-month project in Germany

Woman with the outline of a world map with luminous points - symbol image for Research Awards for Academics from Germany

International research awards for renowned academics from Germany

For: internationally recognised researchers

From: Germany

What: award money (invitation to a research stay possible)

Japanese landscape with house, symbol image JSPS Research Felloswhip

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Research Fellowship

For: postdoctoral researchers

From: Germany

What: 6–24-month research stay in Japan

German and Canadian flags, symbol image Konrad Adenauer Research Award

Konrad Adenauer Research Award

For: internationally recognised researchers

From: Canada

What: €60,000 award money (up to 12 months research stay in Germany possible)

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Pattern of green spots with lettering Max Planck Humboldt Research Award

Max Planck-Humboldt Research Award

For: outstanding researchers (up to 15 years after completing their doctorate)

From: all countries (excluding Germany)

What: €80,000 award money in addition to €1.5 million for research collaboration in Germany

Taipei Cityscape, symbol image MOST Taiwan Research Fellowship

MOST (Taiwan) Research Fellowship

For: postdoctoral researchers, experienced researchers

From: Germany

What: 3–12-month research stay in Taiwan

Pedestrian crosswalks crowded with people, symbol image Philipp Franz von Siebold Award

Philipp Franz von Siebold Award

For: japanese researchers

From: Japan

What: €50,000 award money (research stay of up to 12 months in Germany possible)

Icon image Philipp Schwartz Initiative: Three yellow spots showing a figure runs from a destroyed temple towards an intact temple

Philipp Schwartz Initiative

For: researchers at risk

From: all countries (excluding Europe)

What: 24 (+12) months fellowship in Germany

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Book wall, symbol image Reimar Lüst Award

Reimar Lüst Award

For: Highly respected humanities scholars and social scientists

From: all countries (excluding Germany)

What: €60,000 award money (research stay of up to 12 months in Germany possible)

Portrait Sofja Kovalevskaja

Sofja Kovalevskaja Award

For: top-rank junior researchers

From: all countries (except Germany)

What: up to €1.65 million for 5 years to head a research group in Germany