Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
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Profit from excellent research conditions in Germany
The Alexander von Humboldt Professorships are Germany’s way of creating a beacon effect and energising its
research landscape. Every year, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is offering ten of the world’s leading
researchers up to five million euros each to create new or consolidate existing internationally visible research
focus areas at German universities.
Academics of all disciplines are eligible for an Alexander
von Humboldt Professorship, provided that they are
established abroad and recognised internationally as
top-class researchers. They will be nominated by German
universities – where appropriate in cooperation with
non-university research institutions. Each Alexander von
Humboldt Professorship will be sponsored for a period of
five years on the premise that the university presents a
convincing strategy to sustain the position once the funding
period has come to an end.
This will allow new, long-term research groups to be
established, conducting cutting-edge international
research. The programme is financed by the Federal
Ministry of Education and Research. The Humboldt
Foundation actively promotes equal opportunities and
therefore particularly welcomes nominations on behalf
of leading female academics.
Closing dates for nominations: 15 April and 15 October
For detailed information please visit: www.humboldt-foundation.de/ahp-en