Georg Forster Research Fellowship in Germany 2022

Applications are welcome for the Georg Forster Research Fellowship for researchers from developing and transition countries.

Through the Georg Forster Research Fellowship, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation sponsors researchers with above-average qualifications and from all fields. These researches must come from developing and transition countries – excluding PR China and India. As a fellow, they will benefit from individual support from the Humboldt Foundation and the diverse sponsorship portfolio.

Nevertheless, the Georg Forster Research Fellowship enables researchers to conduct their own research at various stages of their career in collaboration with a host at a German research institution of their choice. Hosts may apply for a subsidy for research costs.

Duration: Fellowships may last from 6 to 24 months.


  • The monthly stipend amount is €2,670.
  • In addition to the fellowship amount, they will also receive personal support throughout their sponsorship
  • They are flexible in determining when you would like to start their fellowship.
  • Prior to their research fellowship, they and their marital partner will be able to attend an intensive German language course.
  • Further financial support, including family benefits for children and marital partners, subsidies for private full health insurance and allowances for travel expenses, is also available.


To successfully apply for the Georg Forster Research Fellowship, their research should make a significant contribution to the further development of your region of origin. They must also fulfill the following criteria

  • You must be a citizen of a developing or transition country
  • must have lived and worked in a developing or transition country for at least 12 months within the last 18 months
  • A researcher from an academic institution of their choice in Germany will provide them with a mentoring agreement and written confirmation that research facilities are available, and will compile a detailed review for them.
  • Aso, they can provide two expert reviews.
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Application Process

Applicants must attach the following documents to the application form:

  • curriculum vitae (two pages max)
  • research outline (five pages max)
  • complete list of their publications
  • list of key publications
  • key publications
  • doctoral certificate or proof that their doctorate has been completed successfully, or confirmation that this will be the case within the next six months
  • And German language certificate, if required.

To apply, click here.

Deadline: June 30, 2022.

For more information, visit the official site.

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