Participation in Specialist Conferences in Germany

No new applications until further notice!

Due to the Corona pandemic, the Humboldt Foundation is sadly unable to accept any new applications for this alumni sponsorship measure 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 this alumni sponsorship measure.

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

Alumni may apply for conference allowances to help them attend academic conferences in Germany if they play an active part in these conferences, for example by delivering lectures/posters etc. They are usually eligible to apply for conference allowances at least three years after they have completed their first research stay and returned abroad.

Once all the relevant documents have been received, processing takes about a month. Retrospective approval is not possible. Travel expenses cannot be paid.

Applications should include the following documents:
  • completed application form;
  • list of publications during the last five years;
  • a conference programme, indicating participation fees and duration of the conference;
  • confirmation of acceptance of lecture (such as posters etc.);
  • details of financial contributions from third parties, if applicable.

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