Scholarship Database

Here you can find information on various kinds of DAAD funding for students, graduates and postdocs as well as on funding offered by other selected organisations.

Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation: Georg Forster Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers

Programme Description

The grant is intended to support highly-qualified scientists and scholars of all disciplines from developing and transition states excluding PR China and India. Candidates are experienced researchers who completed their doctorates less than 12 years ago. The fellowship allows them to conduct their own long-term research project (6 to 18 months) in cooperation with an academic host of their own choice at a research institution in Germany.

Candidates are expected to have their own, clearly defined research profile. The issues treated in the research project must be of high relevance to the continued development of the applicant's country or region of origin.

Target Group

highly-qualified experienced researchers from a developing or transition country. See the list of eligible countries here.
Doctorate or comparable academic degree (Ph.D., C.Sc. or equivalent) completed less than twelve years prior to the date of application and the research profile can be documented by a comprehensive list of academic publications reviewed according to international standards and printed in journals and/or by publishing houses.

Academic Requirements

doctorate
If it is not possible or customary to take a doctorate in the candidate’s subject or country, an application may be submitted up to 16 years after completing a Master's or Diploma degree, provided that the publication record is commensurate with the candidate’s career stage.

Duration

6 to 18 months

Scholarship Value

The fellowship is worth 3,170 EUR per month. The amount includes a mobility lump sum and payments towards health- and liability insurances.

Additional benefits:
  • travel allowance
  • language grant
  • allowances for accompanying family members
  • standard allowance for single parents with children accompanying them
  • option to additionally extend the research grant, if the fellow is accompanied by children under the age of 12
  • subsidy towards research costs to be paid to the hosts
  • Europe allowance
  • extensive alumni sponsorship

Application Papers

All application forms and further information on the application procedure can be found here.

Application Deadline

Applications can be submitted at any time.
The Selection Committee responsible for reviewing applications to this programme meets every February, June and October.

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  • DAAD Information Centre Colombo

    German Embassy Colombo, 40 Alfred House Avenue 3 Colombo Telephone: +94 (0) 112 58 04 31, Ext: 315