Humboldt Research Fellowship

Information for independent peer reviewers

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation sponsors people, not projects. Consequently, the applicant’s own scientific qualifications should be the focus of your review.

By granting research fellowships, not only do we enable outstanding scientists and scholars to realise long-term research projects in Germany, but also offer ongoing support for collaboration with specialist colleagues in Germany through our alumni sponsorship programmes. As such, it is very important to identify and target promising talent and enlist the academic elites of tomorrow as partners for Germany today. In addition to the expert reviews provided by the applicant, the Humboldt Foundation’s selection committee requires your independent peer review.

As a peer reviewer you will be given access to our peer reviewer portal on which you will find the documents to be reviewed as well as a personal form for completing your review.

Your review will, of course, be treated with the utmost confidentiality and only made available to people who are involved in the rest of the selection procedure. Please ensure that the same level of confidentiality is maintained both towards those directly involved and towards third parties.