Humboldt Research Fellowship

Information for Expert Reviewers

If you are providing an expert review for someone applying for a Humboldt Research Fellowship, we should be grateful if you would make use of the list of questions for expert reviews when preparing your statement. Please answer all the questions so that we can do full justice to the applicant in the evaluation process.

You can rest assured that your statement will be treated confidentially by Humboldt Foundation headquarters and the selection committee.

Information on the sponsorship criteria relating to Humboldt Research Fellowships can be found in the relevant Programme Information for Humboldt Research Fellowships for postdoctoral researchers and for Humboldt Research Fellowships for experienced researchers. Please bear in mind that Humboldt Foundation headquarters can only initiate the external peer review procedure once your statement has been received. In the interests of expediting the decision-making process we therefore recommend you to submit your review directly to the Humboldt Foundation either prior to or at the same time as the application: Please attach a scan of the original statement including letterhead and signature to your email addressed to: info(at)

Click here for general information on the selection procedure and an overview of the timeline.


Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Selection Department
Jean-Paul-Str. 12
53173 Bonn, Germany

Fax: 0228-833 212

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