Europe Research Stay

Information in the context of the coronavirus pandemic:

The Foundation is accepting applications for this alumni sponsorship measure again after a temporary pause due to lockdowns and travel restrictions. However, we will only process your application once the travel regulations for your respective host country allow you to actually undertake the planned stay. We therefore kindly request fellows to wait with their applications until the respective restrictions have been lifted. This also applies to stays planned for 2021. We ask for your understanding.

For additional information on frequently asked questions in the context of the pandemic please visit our FAQs on this subject.

During the sponsorship period, research fellows may spend time at research institutions in other European countries (with the exception of their own country) if it is necessary for carrying out the research project.

As a rule, the total duration of the Europe Research Stay may not account for more than 25 per cent of the estimated sponsorship period.

If the research stay is divided up into three blocks (experienced researchers), the duration of the Europe Research Stay may not exceed half the respective sponsorship period.

In the event of a research stay in the fellow’s own country, the research fellowship must be temporarily interrupted.

Applications for a Europe Research Stay must be made in writing. They receive additional financial support.

Online application

Europe research stays are possible in the following countries:

Albania Great Britain Netherlands
Andorra Greece Norway
Armenia Hungary Poland
Austria Iceland Portugal
Azerbaijan Ireland Romania
Belarus Israel Russian Federation
Belgium Italy San Marino
Bosnia and Herzegovina Kosovo Serbia
Bulgaria Latvia Slovakia
Croatia Liechtenstein Slovenia
Cyprus Lithuania Spain
Czech Republic Luxembourg Sweden
Denmark Macedonia Switzerland
Estonia Malta Turkey
Finland Moldavia Ukraine
France Monaco Vatican City
Georgia Montenegro  


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