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German Chancellor Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

News from Apr 20, 2016

New application round for a German Chancellor Fellowship now open

Each year, the German Chancellor Fellowship for prospective leaders gives up to 50 highly talented young professionals from Brazil, China, India, Russia and the USA the opportunity to spend a year in Germany enhancing their professional qualifications. Working with a host and mentor of their choice, the fellows implement independently developed projects in their respective field, e.g. in politics, business, society, culture or the media.

The fellowship programme is under the patronage of the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany. The deadline for applications is 15 September.

 Application requirements include

- a Bachelor’s or equivalent academic degree (completed less than twelve years before the beginning of the fellowship)

- initial proven leadership experience

- German or English language skills

- a project plan

- a letter of acceptance from the fellow’s German host, who may work e.g. in an organisation, a business, in public administration, a cultural institution or the media.

Online Applications for the new round are now being accepted.

Founded in 1953 by the Federal Republic of Germany, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation fosters and funds international collaboration between excellent individuals, be they prospective leaders or active researchers and academics, through its fellowship programmes and awards. We view ourselves and everyone who has received funding from us as a worldwide family which today counts more than 27,000 Humboldtians in more than 140 countries.

Should you have any questions or recommendations, please do not hesitate to contact us. More information on the German Chancellor Fellowship is available here.

Brief overview of the "German Chancellor Fellowship": in Chinese (PDF)