The German Chancellor Fellowship 2023 is an opportunity offered by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation* to graduate students. This fellowship provides the students with an opportunity to connect with other candidates from different countries and find solutions to contemporary global issues. The selected fellows will receive a monthly fellowship grant of up to EUR 2,600 and other benefits.
*Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is a foundation established by the government of the Federal Republic of Germany and funded by the Federal Foreign Office, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development as well as other national and international partners.
To be eligible, the applicant must –
38. be an Indian national
39. hold a bachelor’s or equivalent academic degree
40. have completed the first academic degree (bachelor’s or equivalent degree) no more than twelve years ago (Note – The key date for calculating this twelve-year period is 1 October 2024)
41. be working in a field such as politics, business, media, administration, society, or culture and have demonstrable initial leadership experience
42. have good knowledge of English and/or German language
The selected candidates will receive the following awards –
A monthly fellowship grant of 2,000 Euros, 2,300 Euros, or 2,600 euros – depending on the training and career level
A mobility allowance and a contribution to health and liability insurance
An intensive language course before the applicant begins the fellowship along with funding for German courses during the fellowship
Individual support during the stay in Germany
Family allowances are up to EUR 346 a month for marital partners and up to EUR 289 a month for every child
Flat-rate allowances for accompanying children under the age of 18 years for single parents. At least three months of allowances will be provided that include EUR 400 a month for the first child and EUR 100 a month for every additional child.
A subsidy of EUR 500 per month for the research costs is to be paid to the hosts.
Europe allowance for a stay at an institute in another European country (though not the fellow’s own country) for one to two months during the course of the fellowship if necessary to ensure the success of the project
Extensive alumni sponsorship, in particular, to support long-term connections with the cooperation partners in Germany over the duration of the candidate’s entire professional career.
Note – For more information, kindly refer to the ‘Fellowship Guidelines’ document
9. Letter of motivation (max. 2 pages)
10. Project Plan
11. An extensive statement including mentoring agreement from your host in Germany
12. Two letters of recommendation (not more than 12 months old) from individuals who can provide information on the candidate’s professional, personal, and/or academic background
13. A detailed statement, including a confirmation of research facilities and mentoring agreement, from a host in Germany