Institution: Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Type of Opportunity: Fellowships
Study Levels: Graduate
Eligibility: Completed your first degree less than 12 years ago
Application Deadline: September 15, 2017
Funding: €2,150 to €2,750 per month for one year
If you hail from Brazil, China, India, Russia, or the United States and want to be a leader of tomorrow, then the Humboldt Foundation’s German Chancellor Fellowship may be for you. The fellowship is open to all fields and is designed to help you take the next step in your career in Germany. To apply, you must develop your own project idea and find a host/mentor in Germany who will agree to work with you. Once the host/mentor has agreed, you can then apply for the fellowship.
To be considered for the fellowship, you must be a university graduate with international leadership experience from Brazil, China, India, Russia, or the United States. You can also be a somewhat recent graduate, having completed your first degree less than 12 years ago. The fellowship provides funding for a year, so you must have a project prepared that you are willing and able to work on for 12 months. Strong applicants will also be able to demonstrate that their project can build future bridges between Germany and their own country with a project that possesses social significance. Although applications are welcome from all fields, the foundation strongly encourages projects in the sectors of politics, economics, the media, administration, and culture.
The foundation awards up to 50 fellowships each year (up to ten for each country), and if you are chosen, you will receive between €2,150 and €2,750 each month (depending on your qualifications) for a year. In addition to the monthly stipend, the foundation may provide support for expenses such as family members accompanying you, travel costs, or a German language course. As a fellow, you will be provided individual mentoring for your project and professional development throughout the duration of your stay in Germany. You will also get to embark on a study tour of Germany and be able to attend various networking events where you can meet other fellows and representatives from German companies and institutions. Finally, the fellowship offers an extensive alumni sponsorship which is meant to help you maintain contact with German collaborators throughout your professional career (even after the fellowship term expires).
You can apply for the fellowship online, and applications are due September 15, 2017. To learn more about the Humboldt Foundation, the German Chancellor Fellowship fund (including a fun video!), and apply, click here.
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