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German Chancellor Fellowship for tomorrow's leaders

Deadline: 15.09.19 Scholarships

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 fellowship grant amounts to €2,150, €2,450 or €2,750 per month, depending on the applicant’s qualifications. The fellowship also includes a mobility allowance as well as a contribution to health and liability insurance.The stay in Germany begins with a language scholarship for an obligatory two-month intensive German language course which takes place during August and September.The German Chancellor Fellowship is granted for twelve months and starts in October with a four-week introductory seminar in Bonn and Berlin. This provides varied insights into the social, political, economic and cultural life in Germany. It is followed by eleven months of individual project work starting in November.

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

The closing date for applications is 15 September 2019.

Source: Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Editor by Mirjam Buse, VDI TZ GmbH Countries / organization: Brazil USA China India Russia Topic: Vocational Education and Training Funding Humanities and Social Sciences

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