Humboldt Foundation’s German Chancellor Fellowship Programme

The deadline to apply is September 15th, 2018

German Chancellor Fellowship for University Graduates
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s German Chancellor Fellowship Programme is targeted at
university graduates from the United States and other countries who have an international outlook
and initial leadership experience. It addresses prospective decision-makers, multipliers and thought
leaders from a broad range of professional fields such as politics, public administration and business
as well as society and culture.

The fellowships give them the opportunity to spend a year in Germany networking with other prospective
leaders from abroad and to explore new solutions to the global issues of our times. With this programme, Germany once again presents itself as a destination of choice for intercultural dialogue and as a meeting place for the international leaders of tomorrow.

During their stay in Germany, the German Chancellor Fellows usually pursue research-based, self-
developed projects in the areas mentioned above at German host institutions. They are supervised by hosts in Germany who they select themselves and who have the necessary level of expertise to mentor the respective research topics. The projects should not only be of social significance, but should also have
a long-term, publicly-visible impact. They should also be conducive to advancing fellows’ career
development. During their stay in Germany, fellows will be able to expand their specialist knowledge
and gain new international experience whilst enhancing their intercultural skills, thus enabling them
to develop into successful leaders.

After the fellowship has come to an end, they act as intermediaries between their own countries and
Germany and continue to be part of the worldwide Humboldt Network in which the alumni of the
German Chancellor Fellowship Programme foster particularly close contacts with one another. This
has resulted in a steadily growing network of international decision-makers, multipliers and thought

Please find more information about the programme here.
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