CAPES-Humboldt Research Fellowship 2025 in Germany – 23rd Call

Are you a postdoctoral researcher or an experienced scholar looking to enhance your research profile and broaden your academic horizons? The CAPES-Humboldt Research Fellowship offers a unique chance to conduct groundbreaking research in Germany.

This prestigious fellowship, launched by the Brazilian research funding organisation CAPES (Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior) in collaboration with the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, is designed to support researchers in their academic pursuits abroad.

What the Fellowship Offers?

The CAPES-Humboldt Research Fellowship supports researchers at various stages of their careers, providing:

    • Individual Support: Personalized assistance from the Humboldt Foundation.
    • Monthly Stipend: Postdoctoral researchers receive €2,600, while experienced researchers receive €3,100.
    • Duration: Fellowships for postdoctoral researchers last from 6 to 24 months, while those for experienced researchers last from 6 to 18 months and can be divided into up to three stays within three years.
    • Language Courses: Intensive German language courses for fellows and their partners.
    • Additional Financial Support: Family benefits for children and marital partners, and travel allowances.
    • Flexibility: Fellows can determine their start date and have flexible stay durations.

Eligibility Criteria

Postdoctoral Researchers:

    • Completed a doctorate within the last four years.
    • Published in international, peer-reviewed academic journals.

Experienced Researchers:

    • Completed a doctorate within the last twelve years.
    • Extensive list of publications in peer-reviewed academic journals.

Application Process

To apply for the CAPES-Humboldt Research Fellowship, follow these steps:

Prepare Your Documents:

    • Curriculum vitae (two pages max)
    • Research outline (five pages max)
    • Complete list of publications
    • List of selected key publications
    • Doctoral certificate
    • German language certificate (if required)
    • Host’s statement and confirmation of research facilities

Submit Application Online:

Deadlines: Application periods are from June 3, 2024, to November 29, 2024.

    • Results will be announced by May 26, 2025.
    • Fellowships start between September 2025 and May 2026.

Dr. Philip Morgan

(Associate Editor) Dr. Philip Morgan is a postdoctoral fellow and lead author at He earned his Master's and Ph.D. from Stanford before pursuing research in the U.S. on a Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship. Leveraging his diverse academic background, Dr. Morgan creates informative articles on scholarships, internships, and fellowships for international students. His expertise and passion empower students to achieve their academic goals through international education opportunities.

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