Research Stays for University Academics and Scientists

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    These grants and scholarships aim to provide foreign academics and scientists working in higher education or at research institutes with an opportunity to carry out a research project at a state (public) or state-recognised higher education institution or non-university research institute in Germany.

    Eligibility

    Who can apply?

    University teachers and established academics and scientists who have usually completed a doctoral degree and work at a university or research institute in their home country.

    Note:

    Former holders of fellowships from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation are requested to contact first the Humboldt Foundation.

    Benefits

    • Monthly payments of 2,000 euros for assistant teachers, assistant professors and lecturers, 2,150 euros for professors

    • Travel allowance, unless these expenses are covered by the home country or another source of funding

    • Other payments cannot be made.

    What can be funded?

    • Research stays at state or state-recognised institutions of higher education or non-university research institutes in Germany. A research stay can also take place at several host institutions.

    • Funding may only be claimed once within three years.

    • Lecture tours or visits to congresses are not funded.

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