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Alexander von Humboldt Foundation German Chancellor Fellowship

Goes By: German Chancellor Fellowship

Be sure to consult the Fellowship Website for complete eligibility and competition requirements.

About this Fellowship

Year-long fellowships for prospective leaders to implement a self-designed project in Germany.

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation grants up to 50 German Chancellor Fellowships to prospective leaders from Brazil, China, India, South Africa and the USA – irrespective of their field of work. Together with a German host and mentor of their choice, fellows conduct a socially relevant project they have developed independently.

Fellowship benefits

• A monthly fellowship of €2,000, €2,300 or €2,600, depending on the applicant’s qualifications

• Flexible timing: 12-month fellowship

• Individual mentoring during the stay in Germany

• Additional financial support such as mobility allowance, subsidies towards insurances, family benefits and support towards travel expenses

• Intensive preparatory German course and further language support

• Joint programme events with an opportunity to meet the German Chancellor, and an invitation to a study tour of Germany

• The chance to actively participate in a vibrant network and cooperate in peer groups

• Extensive alumni sponsorship, particularly to help sustain contact with collaborative partners in Germany during the fellow`s entire professional career

Application requirements

• The applicant must be a national of Brazil, People's Republic of China, India, South Africa or the United States.

• Bachelor’s or equivalent academic degree completed less than twelve years before the beginning of the fellowship

• A mentoring agreement from the host in Germany

• A project plan which candidates must draw up independently and coordinate with their host.

• Initial proven leadership experience

Application deadlines vary by fellowship. Check website for current deadlines.

Award Value

A monthly fellowship grant of €2,000-2,600 (depending on experience), intensive German language training, travel to two professional development conferences, health insurance subsidy and optional dependent support.

Eligibility Requirements

Requirements Details
Year(s) of Application Senior, Alumni/Non-enrolled, Masters, Doctoral, Postdoctoral


Campus Nomination Required No

Last updated: April 7, 2023

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