The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation has opened the online portal for application for the German Chancellor Fellowship. Anyone can apply for the fellowship irrespective of their field of work and take the next step in their career in Germany. The applicant must develop their own project idea and find the host of their choice to mentor them. Applicant must be an Indian citizen and should have acquired initial leadership experience. 

Important Dates


  • You have confirmation of a mentoring agreement from a host in Germany.
  • You are a citizen of the USA, the Russian Federation, the People’s Republic of China, Brazil or India.
  • You obtained a bachelor’s degree or equivalent academic qualification no longer than twelve years ago.
  • You have proven initial leadership experience.
  • You speak German or English.

How to Apply

the applicant must be a national of the United States, the Russian Federation, The People’s Republic of China, Brazil or India

Bachelor’s or equivalent academic degree completed less than twelve years before the beginning of the fellowship (1 October of the year following application)

initial proven leadership experience; applicants with a preponderantly academic background should have acquired initial leadership experience in addition to their own research activity

German or English language skills

a letter of motivation (approx. 2 pages)

a project plan (approx. 3 pages); candidates must draw up their project plan

independently and discuss it with their intended host prior to application

a detailed statement, including confirmation of supervision, by the host in Germany

two references by individuals qualified to comment on the candidate’s professional, personal and/or academic background

Last Date

The last date for application is

Contact Details

For any further details, the applying candidates can refer to official notification using the following link.

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Jean-Paul-Str. 12
53173 Bonn

Phone: +49 (0)228-833-0
Fax: +49 (0)228-833-199

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