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Indian PostDocs and (Senior) Researchers

Offers by Alexander-von-Humboldt-Foundation (AvH)

A Humboldt Research Fellowship allows postdoctoral researchers to conduct their own long-term research project (6-24 months) at Freie Universität Berlin. Freie Universität is the no. 1 destination for Humboldt Fellows in Germany. For more information, please click here.

Research Stays

Researchers may apply with the DAAD for an up to 3-months-long research stay at a German higher education or research institution. Application deadline is October 1. For further information, please click here.

Visiting Professorships

Researchers can come to Freie Universität Berlin as guest professors for a duration of minimum 1 semester and maximum 4 semesters. The application process is administered by the DAAD head office in Bonn. Application deadline is January 15 for the winter semester of the same year and July 15 for the summer semester of the next year. Further information can be obtained here.

Visiting Professorship on an ICCR Chair

In accordance with the Indian Embassy in Berlin, the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) funds Indian researchers, who are invited by a foreign higher education institution. Through this funding mechanism, researchers at Freie Universität Berlin have cooperated with numerous Indian colleagues. Professors interested in inviting an ICCR Chair, are kindly asked to acquire information here first and consequently contact the Culture Counsellor at the Indian Embassy in Berlin (

Small Equipment Program

1-Year scholarship holders from the fields of engineering, technology, natural sciences, as well as agricultural sciences and forestry can apply for equipment and material funds. For more information, please click here