Open Call: German Chancellor Fellowship for Prospective Leaders

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is searching for the leaders of tomorrow. Graduates with initial leadership experience from Brazil, China, India, Russia, South Africa, or USA who are ready for the next career step while working in Germany are encouraged to apply. Application Deadline: October 15, 2021.

Fellowship for prospective leaders

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is searching for the leaders of tomorrow. Are you a graduate with initial leadership experience? Do you come from Brazil, the People’s Republic of China, India, the Russian Federation, South Africa, or the USA? Would you like to implement a self-chosen project that supports your career development, is societally relevant, and has a lasting public impact? Are you interested in actively participating in an international network of dedicated leaders? Then come to Germany with a German Chancellor Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to take the next step in your career.

Fellowship Benefits

  • 12-month fellowship to carry out your proposed project at the host institution of your choice in Germany
  • a monthly fellowship grant of 2,170 euros, 2,470 euros or 2,770 euros – depending on your training and career level
  • an intensive language course before you begin your fellowship and funding for German courses during your fellowship,
  • individual support during your stay in Germany
  • additional financial support, e.g. for accompanying family members, for travel expenses, for full private health insurance or for an additional German language course
  • joint events where you experience professional and personal intercultural exchange with other fellows from your year group and gain insights into German culture and society,
  • networking activities that enable you to collaborate in peer groups and independently organise smaller network formats with other fellows,
  • a two-week study tour through Germany as well as a number of events where you can connect with other fellows and meet representatives of German businesses and institutions
  • extensive alumni sponsorship, in particular to support long-term connections with your cooperation partners in Germany over the duration of your entire professional career

Application Requirements

  • Citizenship of Brazil, the People’s Republic of China, India, the Russian Federation, South Africa, or the USA, including predominantly living and working in one of these countries
  • Work in a field such as politics, business, media, administration, society or culture and have demonstrable initial leadership experience
  • You will have completed your first academic degree (Bachelor or comparable degree) no more than twelve years ago. The  key date  for  calculating  this  twelve-year  period  is  1  October  of  the  year  in  which  the  selection  is  made.
  • Initial proven leadership experience. Applicants with a predominantly academic background should have acquired initial leadership experience in addition to their own research activity
  • English and/or German language skills