Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s German Chancellor Fellowship Programme 2019 for Young professionals (Fully-funded)

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s German Chancellor Fellowship Programme 2019 for Young professionals (Fully-funded)

Deadline: September 15, 2019

Applications are open for the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s German Chancellor Fellowship 2019 for Young professionals. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is searching for the leaders of tomorrow – from Brazil, China, India, Russia, and the USA. The German Chancellor Fellowship offers you an opportunity to take the next career step in Germany – irrespective of your field of work. Launch your career in Germany – become part of a worldwide network.

The Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany is the patron of this fellowship programme. The Foundation grants up to 50 German Chancellor Fellowships annually – up to ten for each country.

Benefits

They offer you:

  • a monthly fellowship of €2,150, €2,450 or €2,750, depending on your qualifications
  • individual mentoring during your stay in Germany
  • additional financial support for items such as family members accompanying you, travel expenses or a German language course
  • a study tour of Germany and a number of events during which you can make contact with other fellows and representatives of German companies and institutions
  • extensive alumni sponsorship, particularly to help you sustain contact with collaborative partners in Germany during your entire professional career

Eligibility

Send an application, if you:

  • are a university graduate with an international bias from Brazil, China, India, Russia or the USA and have already acquired initial leadership experience
  • completed your first degree less than 12 years ago
  • would like to spend a year working on a project you have developed yourself with a host of your choice in Germany
  • can demonstrate that your project will be of social significance and that you have the potential to build future bridges between Germany and your own country
  • work in a sector such as politics, economics, the media, administration and culture

Selection Criteria

The aim of the German Chancellor Fellowship Programme is to recruit young leaders as future mediators between Germany and their respective countries of origin. In this context, your academic and professional development to date are the central aspects of the assessment.

Applicants are selected according to the following criteria:

  • previous career and leadership potential
  • significance of fellowship for further career development
  • potential to build bridges between homecountry and Germany
  • international outlook and future role as an international leader
  • existing knowledge to help complete the project successfully
  • relevance of the project for the dialogue of modern societies

Application

In order to apply, develop your own project idea and find the host of your choice to mentor you. Once your host has confirmed, you can apply for a fellowship.

Click here to apply.

For more information, visit Humboldt Foundation.

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