Scholarship at Humboldt Foundation
The programme is intended for highly qualified scientists and scholars of all disciplines from selected developing or transition countries. The fellowship enables early-career post-doctoral researchers who completed their doctorate less than four years ago to realise a long-term research project (six to 24 months) of their own design in cooperation with an academic host they have chosen at a research institution in Germany. The research must deal with issues of major relevance to the future development of the applicant's home country or region of origin. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation awards about 40 full fellowships for post-docs per year. The fellows receive a monthly allowance of EUR 2,650 over a period of 6 to 24 months as well as additional benefits.