The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s German Chancellor Fellowship Program is for university graduates from the United States, the Russian Federation, the People’s Republic of China, Brazil, and India with an interest in international issues and demonstrated leadership potential. The program is targeted at accomplished young professionals from a broad range of areas such as politics and public policy, law, media, business, the non-governmental sector, and the arts.

The program provides fellows the opportunity to spend one year in Germany, where they will network with other prospective leaders from abroad and explore new solutions to the global issues of our times. This prestigious program builds on Germany’s established and growing reputation as a favored destination for problem-focused international dialogue and a meeting place for tomorrow’s international leaders.

Further Reading:

Official Website

Support Information

The American Friends of AvH

Alumni Profiles

Program Flyer

Eligibility:

  • Bachelor’s or comparable academic degree, completed less than twelve years prior to the starting date of the fellowship (October 1 of the year following application)
  • Citizenship of the United States, the Russian Federation, the People’s Republic of China, Brazil or India
  • Candidates from all professions and disciplines are eligible to apply
  • Demonstrated leadership potential; applicants whose background is largely academic should also have gained some leadership experience beyond their own research activities
  • Either English or German language skills

Application:

  • A project plan (approx. 3 pages)
  • A detailed host’s statement, including a confirmation of support
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals qualified to comment on the candidate’s professional, personal, and/or academic background
  • New application deadline: September 15
  • Apply online: www.humboldt-foundation.de