10/11/2019

Fellowships for Brazilian researchers in Germany (post-doc) - CAPES-Humboldt Research Fellowship


The Capes-Humboldt Research Fellowship Programme is a joint fellowship programme of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the Brazilian research funding organisation CAPES (Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior).

The programme is addressed exclusively to researchers from Brazil. The selection will be made by a selection committee, which is jointly appointed by Capes and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The research fellows selected will be mentored by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation during their stay in Germany. The sponsorship provisions correspond to those of the Humboldt Research Fellowship Programme.

The research outline is carried out in cooperation with academic hosts at research institutions in Germany. Applicants choose their own topic of research and their host in Germany. Details of the research outline including information on the intended duration of the fellowship must be agreed with the intended host before applying.

There are 2 types of fellowships:

Post-doc fellowship

A Capes-Humboldt Research Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers allows you to carry out long-term research (6-24 months) in Germany. Candidates should have completed their doctorates less than four years ago. The fellowship is worth €2,600 per month. Capes will pay €2,100 of the monthly fellowship rate for postdoctoral researchers, as well as a subsidy towards the cost of medical insurance, an initial lump sum and a subsidy towards mobility from and to Brazil. The Humboldt Foundation will pay the remaining difference to the fellowship amount of €2,600 including a mobility lump sum amounting to €100 per month. Other additional benefits may be applicable.

Experienced researcher fellowship

A Capes-Humboldt Research Fellowship for experienced researchers allows you to carry out long-term research (6-18 months) in Germany. Candidates should have completed their doctorates less than twelve years ago. The fellowship is worth €3,100 per month. Capes will pay €2,300 of the monthly fellowship rate for experienced researchers, as well as the subsidy towards the cost of medical insurance, an initial lump sum and a subsidy towards mobility from and to Brazil. The Humboldt Foundation will pay the remaining difference to the fellowship amount of €3,100 including a mobility lump sum amounting to €100 per month. Other additional benefits may be applicable.

Academics who have already been sponsored by the Humboldt Foundation are not eligible to apply for the Capes-Humboldt Research Fellowship Programme but should turn to the Foundation’s Alumni Programme for support for further research stays.

The deadline for the current round of this call is 29 November 2019.

More information here (in Portuguese from CAPES) and here (in English from AvH).