Invitations for Further Research Stays in Germany

No new invitations until further notice!

Due to the Corona pandemic, the Humboldt Foundation is sadly unable to extend any new invitations until further notice. We cannot predict when the existing travel restrictions and diverse constraints at universities and research institutions as well as in everyday life will be relaxed or lifted.

We are currently working on the assumption that, in 2020, it will not be possible to implement these alumni sponsorship measures.

Thank you for your understanding for these temporary limitations. They are, above all, in the interests of your safety.

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation invites research award winners from abroad to return to Germany for a guest visit of up to a further three months. An invitation is extended to award winners who, either due to their outstanding academic work or to their important function in the academic or foreign cultural fields, are of particular importance to German science, economy and politics.

If they are invited back, the research award winners can choose both their host institution(s) and the contents and timing of their stay. If possible, within the framework of the guest visits, contact should be made with several research institutes and other institutions in Germany.

An invitation for a renewed research stay may be extended on the recommendation of an academic or member of staff at a German (research) institute or on the recommendation of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation itself. Direct applications by research award winners are not possible. Travel and living expenses are borne by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

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