The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation grants up to 50 German Chancellor Fellowships to prospective leaders from Brazil, China, India, South Africa and the USA – irrespective of their field of work. Together with a German host and mentor of their choice, fellows conduct a socially relevant project they have developed independently.


Recommended period of sponsorship: 1 October 2023 – 30 September 2024

Fellowship Benefits:

  • A monthly fellowship of €2,000, €2,300 or €2,600, depending on the applicant’s qualifications
  • Flexible timing: 12-month fellowship between 1 August 2023 – 31 March 2025
  • Individual mentoring during the stay in Germany
  • Additional financial support such as mobility allowance, subsidies towards insurances, family benefits and support towards travel expenses
  • Intensive preparatory German course and further language support Joint programme events with an opportunity to meet the German Chancellor, and an invitation to a study tour of Germany
  • The chance to actively participate in a vibrant network and cooperate in peer groups
  • Extensive alumni sponsorship, particularly to help sustain contact with collaborative partners in Germany during the fellow's entire professional career

Application requirements:

  • The applicant must be a national of Brazil, People's Republic of China, India, South Africa or the United States.
  • Bachelor’s or equivalent academic degree completed less than twelve years before the beginning of the fellowship
  • A mentoring agreement from the host in Germany
  • A project plan which candidates must draw up independently and coordinate with their host (examples of projects)
  • Initial proven leadership experience


Related Information

Application Deadline:
15 October 2022


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