German Chancellor 2022 Fellowship for Prospective Leaders (Fully-funded to Germany)

German Chancellor Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation calls for applications from graduates with initial leadership experience to take the next step in their careers.

This fellowship for prospective leaders brings them to Germany for one year to implement a project idea they have developed themself. German Chancellor Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation will help them network with international future leaders here to find new answers to the global issues of our time.


The German Chancellor Fellowship covers

  • a monthly fellowship grant of 2,170 euros, 2,470 euros or 2,770 euros – depending on the training and career level
  • an intensive language course before they begin their fellowship and funding for German courses during the fellowship,
  • individual support during their stay in Germany
  • a two-week study tour through Germany as well as a number of events where they can connect with other fellows and meet representatives of German businesses and institutions
  • joint events where they experience professional and personal intercultural exchange with other fellows from their year group and gain insights into German culture and society,
  • networking activities that enable them to collaborate in peer groups and independently organise smaller network formats with other fellows,
  • additional financial support, e.g. for accompanying family members, for travel expenses, for full private health insurance or for an additional German language course
  • also, the host institution will receive a monthly allowance for research costs of 500 euros.
  • extensive alumni sponsorship, in particular to support long-term connections with their cooperation partners in Germany over the duration of your entire professional career
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Applicants for the German Chancellor Fellowship must meet the following criteria

  • hold Brazilian, Chinese, Indian, Russian, South African or American citizenship
  • work in a field such as politics, business, media, administration, society or culture and have demonstrable initial leadership experience
  • will have completed their first academic degree (Bachelor or comparable degree) no more than twelve years ago. The key date for calculating this twelve-year period  is 1 October 2023.
  • want to conduct an independently developed project with a host of their choice in Germany
  • have good knowledge of English and/or German

Application Process

Interested applicants are to submit the necessary application documents to the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation online only which include:

  • letter of motivation
  • project plan
  • extensive statement including mentoring agreement from their host in Germany
  • two letters of recommendation (not more than 12 months old) from individuals who can provide information on their professional, personal and/or academic background

To apply for the German Chancellor Fellowship, click here.

Deadline: October 15, 2022.

For more information on the German Chancellor 2022 Fellowship, visit the official site.

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