CONNECT

Follow-up Program for Participants of Frontiers of Research Symposia

  • German-American Frontiers of Science Symposium
  • German-American Frontiers of Engineering Symposium
  • German-American Frontiers of Humanities Symposium
  • Japanese-American-German Frontiers of Science Symposium
  • Japanese-German Frontiers of Science Symposium
  • British-German Frontiers of Science Symposium
  • Sino-German Frontiers of Science Symposium
  • Indo-German Frontiers of Engineering Symposium
  • German-Israeli Frontiers of Humanities Symposium
  • Brazilian-German Frontiers of Science and Technology 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 another participant 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 (AvH). The applicant is obliged to submit a short report (max. 3 pages) to the AvH 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. 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, and Brazilian applicants are transferred either to a private German bank account or to the host institute's bank account, or to the university register office where the allowance is paid out in cash to the applicant.

Application:

Complete applications for residence allowances must include the following documents which have to be submitted either in German or in English:

  • filled in application form
  • description (up to 5 pages) of the research plan 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 host**
  • list of publications of previous three years

** Please sign and send original by mail.

Please fill in the application form electronically or in printed letters. Application forms are available at the Frontiers of Research Symposia or online at http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/connect.html.

Please structure your publication list as follows:
A. Books / B. Magazine and book articles / C. Published talks given at conferences / D. Patents

 

Download application form in Format A4 (PDF) or US Letter (PDF)

Complete application papers must be submitted to the Humboldt Foundation three months prior to your planned working visit.

Connect applicants who have participated in a GAFOS, GAFOH, GISFOH or TUGFOR Symposium please send their application papers to the following address:

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Berlin Office
Stephanie Dill
Markgrafenstr. 37
10117 Berlin
Germany
Phone: +49 (30) 204 545 26

E-Mail: stephanie.dill(at)avh.de

Connect applicants who have participated in a GAFOE, JAGFOS, trilateral JAGFOS or BRIGFOS Symposium please send their application papers to the following address:

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

E-Mail: anke.teubner(at)avh.de

Connect applicants who have participated in a BRAGFOST, INDOGFOE or SINOGFOS Symposium please send their application papers to the following address:

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

E-Mail: matthias.hergenhan(at)avh.de

Deadline:

Applications may be submitted to the Humboldt Foundation at any time. The applicants are informed in writing about the result of their application within a period of three months.

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 host first. Please also send him/her your research plan and your list of publications.
  • The Humboldt Foundation does not cover any additional travel costs.

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