Alexander von Humboldt-German Chancellor Fellowship 2021

Do you see your self as a potential leader of tomorrow? Are you a graduate with initial leadership experience? Then apply for the German Chancellor Fellowship which is being hosted by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

The fellowship programme is under the patronage of the Federal Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany. Up to 60 German Chancellor Fellowships are awarded each year – up to ten per country.


Fellowship Sponsor(s): German Chancellor

Host Institution(s): Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Number of Awards: Several

Study Level: All study levels

Duration: 12 months

Nationality: See Eligibility Criteria


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German Chancellor Fellowship 2021 | DETAILS

If you are 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 of your career. The fellowship will allow the successful fellow to implement a self-chosen project that supports their career development.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the German Chancellor Fellowship 2021, applicants must ensure to meet the following requirements:

  • Work in a field such as politics, business, media, administration, society or culture and have demonstrable initial leadership experience
  • 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
  • Want to conduct an independently developed project with a host of your choice in Germany
  • have good knowledge of English and/or German
  • Hold Brazilian, Chinese, Indian, Russian, South African or American citizenship

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Fellowship Benefits

  • Monthly fellowship grant of 2,170 euros, 2,470 euros or 2,770 euros – depending on your training and career level.
  • Intensive language course before commencement of fellowship and funding for German courses during your fellowship,
  • Individual support during 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 the fellow 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 Procedures

How-to-Apply: Interested applicants for the German Chancellor Fellowships 2021 are to apply online and ensure to submit the following required documents:

  • Letter of motivation: Explain what leadership experience you already have, your drive and what your career goals are.
  • Project plan: Outline the project you have developed yourself and agreed with your intended host prior to applying.
  • Extensive statement including mentoring agreement from your host in Germany
  • Two letters of recommendation (not more than 12 months old) from individuals who can provide information on your professional, personal and/or academic background

Applicants are to note that the online application form contains links where the letters of recommendation and statements can be uploaded. Please forward these links to the relevant individuals as soon as possible. We will send you a confirmation e-mail as soon as we have received all the required documents.

Application Deadline: Not specified

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