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The German Chancellor Fellowship for tomorrow’s leaders

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The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation grants up to 50 German Chancellor Fellowships every year to prospective leaders from Brazil, China, India, Russia and the USA – irrespective of their field of work. Recipients use the fellowship to conduct together with their German host and mentor a socially relevant project that they have developed themselves.

The German Chancellor Fellowship in a nutshell


Period of sponsorship: 1 October 2021 – 30 September 2022


Fellowship benefits:

  • A monthly fellowship of €2,170, €2,470 or €2,770, depending on your qualifications
  • Individual mentoring during your stay in Germany
  • Additional financial support for items such as family members accompanying you, travel expenses or a German language course
  • A study tour of Germany, an opportunity to meet the German chancellor at the end of your stay and a number of events during which you can make contact with other fellows and representatives of German companies and institutions
  • Extensive alumni sponsorship, particularly to help you sustain contact with collaborative partners in Germany during your entire professional career


Application requirements:

  • The applicant must be a national of Brazil, China, India, Russia or the United States.
  • Bachelor’s or equivalent academic degree completed less than twelve years before the beginning of the fellowship
  • A confirmation of supervision by the host in Germany
  • A project plan which candidates must draw up on their own and coordinate with their host.
  • Initial proven leadership experience



Further information, a list of all application requirements and a link to the online application form are available at


Advice and contact:

If you have any questions regarding the German Chancellor Fellowship Programme or would like individual guidance, please contact us at

You can find examples of projects conducted at


Application deadline: 15 September 2020

The Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany is the patron of this fellowship programme.