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XB-JOB-1270
Georg Forster Research:
Lab None Closing Date 2020-08-31
Employer Name Axlexander von Humbolt Foundation Posting Date 2020-06-08
Employer URL https://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/georg-forster-fellowship.html Salary €2,650 - €3,150/mnth
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Location Germany,  ,  various    
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Job Description

Top opportunities for researchers from developing countries
Please send us your application,

- if you are a researcher with above average qualifications in a developing or transition country (see list of countries: https://www.humboldt-foundation.de/pls/web/docs/F15417/list_of_countries.pdf

- if you intend to carry out long-term research of your own choice (6 to 24 months) at a research institution in Germany together with an academic host you have chosen yourself,
- if your research outline includes aspects that are important for the continued development of your country or region of origin and
- if you want to contribute to the exchange of knowledge and methods between Germany and your country of origin.

We offer you:
- a monthly fellowship of €2,650 for postdoctoral researchers (doctorate completed within the last four years) or €3,150 for experienced researchers (doctorate completed within the last 12 years),
- a flexible starting date and - for experienced researchers - the option of splitting the fellowship up into a maximum of three stays,
- individual mentoring during the sponsorship period,
- intensive German language course for fellows and their marital partners prior to the fellowship,
- additional financial support for accompanying family members and items like travel expenses and
comprehensive alumni sponsorship once the research stay has come to an end, such as a Return Fellowship or further stays in Germany.
Note:
In recent years, approximately 20 to 25% of applications were successful (see also positive selection decisions within the past 12 months).

In addition, the Humboldt Foundation grants Georg Forster Research Awards every year to leading researchers from developing countries.

* The list of developing countries is based on the information of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the OECD. The PR of China and India have been excluded from this list. As Panama exceeded the high income country threshold and will most likely graduate from the OECD list of ODA recipients for 2021-2023 reporting, applications from Panama can only be accepted until March 1st, 2020.

**Scientists from Brazil may be nominated for the Georg Forster Research Award. In the Georg Forster Fellowship Programme, for the time being, researcher from Brazil can only apply for a


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