Who: Arab students interested in conducting research in Germany
What: Fellowship fees and stipend
Program Length: One year
Deadline to Apply: Open
Citizenship: Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
Destination Countries: Germany
Academic Subject(s): All Subjects
The Georg Forster Research Fellowship supports postdoctoral and experienced researchers with their research in Germany.
Through the Georg Forster Research Fellowship, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation sponsors postdoctoral researchers and experienced researchers with above-average qualifications and from all fields. The Georg Forster Research Fellowship enables you to conduct your own research in collaboration with a host at a German research institution of your choice.
Deadline: Always open
To successfully apply for the Georg Forster Research Fellowship, your research should make a significant contribution to the further development of your region of origin. You must also fulfil the following criteria:
Nationality: You must be a citizen of a developing or transition country – excluding PR China and India (see a list of eligible countries).
Place of residence/stay : You must have lived and worked in a developing or transition country for at least 12 months within the last 18 months (excluding PR China and India). If you are not living in a country from the list of countries at the time of application, you must additionally have at least a permanent job in one of the countries on the list.
If you obtained your university entrance qualification and university degree or your university degree and your doctorate in Germany, you can apply if you have lived and worked in one of the developing or transition countries from the list for at least five years and you intend to do so long-term.
Expert reviews: You can provide two expert reviews.
Postdocs: Your doctoral supervisor and one other researcher – outside of your institute, if possible – should provide well-grounded information on your qualifications.
Experienced researchers: The reviews should be provided by important collaborative partners and/or researchers at your own institute as well as other institutes – outside your country of origin, if possible.
Language skills: Natural sciences and engineering: You must have a good knowledge of German or English.
– curriculum vitae (two pages max)
– research outline (five pages max)
– complete list of your publications (cf. sample list, PDF)
– List of key publications (cf. sample list, PDF)
– key publications
– doctoral certificate or proof that your doctorate has been completed successfully, or confirmation that this will be the case within the next six months
– German language certificate, if required
How to apply:
If you would like to apply for the Georg Forster Research Fellowship, please submit the necessary documents to the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation online only through this link.