The Humboldt Foundation is awarding up to 80 Georg Forster Research Fellowships (HERMES) for postdoctoral researchers from developing and emerging countries (except China and India). The application deadline is 15th June 2015.
Brief Description: This programme is financed by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and co-financed by the European Union in the 7th Framework Programme. As many as 80 Georg Forster Research Fellowships can be granted annually. In the last few years, about one third of applications were successful. A monthly fellowship of 2,650 EUR is available for postdoctoral researchers (doctorate completed within the last four years) or 3,150 EUR for experienced researchers (doctorate completed within the last 12 years).
-A monthly fellowship of 2,650 EUR for postdoctoral researchers (doctorate completed within the last four years) or 3,150 EUR for experienced researchers (doctorate completed within the last 12 years).
-a flexible starting date and – for experienced researchers – the option of splitting the fellowship up into a maximum of three stays,
-individual mentoring during the sponsorship period,
-intensive German language course for fellows and their marital partners prior to the fellowship,
-additional financial support for accompanying family members, for example, or for items like travel expenses or pension plans and
-comprehensive alumni sponsorship once the research stay has come to an end, such as a Return Fellowship or further stays in Germany.
Study Program: The research outline must deal with issues of major relevance to the future development of the candidate’s country or region of origin.
Study Major: Fellowship is awarded for postdoctoral researchers to carry out long-term research of their own choice (6 to 24 months) at a research institution in Germany together with an academic host they have chosen yourself.
Host Organization: Research institution in Germany
Number of Awards: The Humboldt Foundation grants up to 80 Georg Forster Research Fellowships for postdoctoral researchers.
National/International Students: Scientists of all disciplines from developing and emerging countries (Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, The Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Federated States of Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Samoa, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint- Vincent and the Grenadines, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe) excluding China and India can apply for the fellowships.
Governing Body: Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and is Co financed by the European Union (EU) in the 7th Framework Programme.
Application Procedure: Applications should be submitted by post. Please be sure to only use currently valid application documents, which can be downloaded at the site of the programme’s website or obtained from the Foundation directly.
Submission Deadline: The application deadline is 15th June 2015.
For more details visit the official site.