Book Donations

Research fellows are eligible to apply to the AvH for donations of academic literature. Individual applications should not usually exceed €1,000. According to the guidelines of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation we can only donate book titles from German authors or published by German publishers. The books donated will be given to the research fellow's institute and are designated first and foremost for the fellow's research work. Humboldtians at institutions in countries with limited foreign currency reserves (please see current list of countries) should be given priority.

Subscription costs for journals cannot be borne by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

Applications should include the following documents:

  • completed application form;
  • curriculum vitae;
  • a list of the required books.

Funding: purchase and shipment of books.


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