CONNECT

Follow-up Program for Participants of Frontiers of Research Symposia

  • Anglo-German Frontiers of Humanities Symposium
  • Brazilian-German Frontiers of Science and Technology Symposium
  • British-German Frontiers of Science Symposium
  • German-American Frontiers of Engineering Symposium
  • German-American Frontiers of Humanities Symposium
  • German-American Frontiers of Science Symposium
  • German-Israeli Frontiers of Humanities Symposium
  • Indo-German Frontiers of Engineering Symposium
  • Japanese-American-German Frontiers of Science Symposium
  • Japanese-German Frontiers of Science Symposium
  • Sino-German Frontiers of Science Symposium
  • Turkish-German Frontiers of Research Symposium

How to apply for residence allowances for short working visits in Germany, the USA, Japan, Great Britain, China, India, Israel, Brazil, or Turkey

It is a general aim of the Frontiers of Research Symposia to enable young scholars and scientists to establish long-term bi-national cooperations in order to strengthen the scientific relationship between Germany and the respective cooperating country. To achieve this goal every participant is given the opportunity to keep in contact with other participants of the partner nationality after the conferences have taken place. The Follow-up Program CONNECT allocates residence allowances for working visits in the partner country for up to 30 days per conference. Grants are provided for working visits to prepare joint research articles or research projects.

Application requirements

The applicant must have participated in one of our Frontiers of Research Symposia in the USA, in Japan, in Great Britain, in China, in India, in Israel, in Brazil, in Turkey or in Germany and must have started a cooperation with at least one participant of the partner nationality. Cooperating partners must have participated in the same conference. Either the applicant or the hosting partner must be based in Germany. Instances of successful long-term cooperation resulting from these grants have to be announced to the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The applicant is obliged to submit a short report (max. 3 pages) to the Humboldt Foundation within 2 months after termination of the working visit.

Allowance rates

For working visits lasting up to 22 days the allowance is calculated on the basis of daily rates valid at the time of the application. There are three different grades according to the position held by the applicant:
 
Grade A:
Assistant Professor, Lecturer, Researcher, Junior Professor, Post-doc
€112 per day
Grade B:
Associate Professor, Senior Lecturer, Reader
€135 per day
Grade C:
Full Professor, Head of Research Institute
€162 per day

For working visits lasting longer than 22 days a monthly lump sum is granted:
Grade A:
Assistant Professor, Lecturer, Researcher, Junior Professor, Post-doc
€2,500 per month
Grade B:
Associate Professor, Senior Lecturer, Reader
€3,000 per month
Grade C:
Full Professor, Head of Research Institute
€3,600 per month


The Humboldt Foundation does not cover any additional costs such as travel costs. Payments are made to German bank accounts only. Grants for German applicants are transferred to their German bank accounts whereas grants for American, Japanese, British, Chinese, Indian, Israeli, Brazilian, and Turkish applicants are transferred either to a private German bank account, to the German host institute's bank account, or to the German university register office where the allowance is paid out in cash to the applicant.

Online application

 
Please note the following points:

  • Submit your application well in advance of your planned working visit. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation needs approx. three months to process your application.
  • Discuss all details of your planned working visit - including the dates of your planned visit – with your academic host before you submit your online application. Please also send him/her your research proposal and your list of publications.

Complete applications for residence allowances in the CONNECT program must include the following documents which have to be submitted in English:

  • completed application form
  • curriculum vitae
  • description (up to 5 pages) of the research proposal of both cooperating partners with exact objectives (possibly with indications of planned visits of both cooperating partners to conferences or lectures at the partner institute)
  • invitation letter of the academic host
  • list of publications of previous five years

Once all the relevant documents have been received, processing takes up to three months. Retrospective approval is not possible. The applicants are informed in writing about the result of their application.

The Humboldt Foundation assumes that candidates will abide the Rules of Good Scientific Practice and the legally binding principles of scientific ethics during the application and sponsorship periods.

Applicants who have participated in an AGFOH, a GAFOS, GAFOH, GISFOH or TUGFOR Symposium can address questions on the application process to:

Stephanie Dill
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Berlin Office
Markgrafenstr. 37
10117 Berlin, Germany

Phone: + 49 (0)30 204 545 26

Email: stephanie.dill(at)avh.de

Applicants who have participated in a BRIGFOS, GAFOE, trilateral JAGFOS or JGFOS Symposium can address questions on the application process to:

Anke Teubner
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Berlin Office
Markgrafenstr. 37
10117 Berlin, Germany
Phone: + 49 (0)30 204 545 52

Email: anke.teubner(at)avh.de

Applicants who have participated in a BRAGFOST, INDOGFOE or SINOGFOS Symposium can address questions on the application process to:

Matthias Hergenhan
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Berlin Office
Markgrafenstr. 37
10117 Berlin, Germany
Phone: + 49 (0)30 204 555 38

Email: matthias.hergenhan(at)avh.de