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GERMANY: Georg Forster Research Award for Students from Developing Countries. 2017/2018

Application Deadline: 15 January 2017 | Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: Developing Countries (excluding People’s Republic of China and India)

To be taken at (country): Germany

Brief description: Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development offers six Georg Forster Research Awards for students from developing countries. Women researchers are encouraged to apply.

Eligible Fields: Research programmes offered by the university

About Scholarship

The Georg Forster Research Award is granted in recognition of a researcher’s entire achievements to date to academics of all disciplines whose fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and beyond and who are expected to continue developing research-based solutions to the specific challenges facing transition and developing countries.

Scholarship Offered Since: Not specified

Selection Criteria

The Selection Committee makes its decision solely on the basis of the nominees’ academic qualifications and the relevance of their research to the development of their own countries.

The applicants must have had their main residence and place of work in one of these countries for at least five years at the time of their nomination.


  • -Nominees must be nationals of a developing or transition country (excluding People’s Republic of China and India; cf. detailed list of countries).
  • -Furthermore, at the time of nomination, they must have had their main residence and place of work in one of these countries for at least five years.
  • -The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation particularly encourages the nomination of qualified female researchers.

Number of Scholarships: The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is granting up to six Georg Forster Research Awards annually.

Value of Scholarship: The award amount totals €60,000. In Germany, research awards are generally exempt from income tax under German tax law.

Duration of Scholarship: The project duration of about six to twelve months may be divided into segments.

Eligible Countries

The students of Afghanistan, Ecuador, Macedonia, Samoa Albania, Egypt, Madagascar, Sao Tomé, Príncipe Algeria, El Salvador, Malawi, Senegal, Angola, Equatorial Guinea, Malaysia, Serbia, Antigua and Barbuda, Eritrea, Maldives, Seychelles, Argentina, Ethiopia, Mali, Sierra Leone, Armenia, Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands, Azerbaijan, Fiji, Mauritania, Somalia, Mauritius, South Africa, Mexico, South Sudan, Bangladesh, Gabon, Micronesia, Fed. States, Sri Lanka, Belarus, Gambia, Moldova, Rep. St. Kitts and Nevis, Belize, Georgia, Montenegro, St. Lucia, Benin, Ghana, Morocco, St. Vincent, Bhutan, Grenada Mongolia, the Grenadines, Bolivia, Guatemala, Mozambique, Sudan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Guinea, Myanmar, Suriname, Botswana, Guinea-Bissau, Swaziland, Brazil, Guyana, Syria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Namibia, Tajikistan, Haiti, Nauru, Tanzania, Honduras, Nepal, Thailand, Nicaragua, Timor-Leste Cambodia, Indonesia, Niger, Togo, Cameroon, Iran, Nigeria, Tonga, Cape Verde, Iraq Niue Tunisia, Central African Republic, Turkey, Chad, Jamaica, Turkmenistan, Chile , Jordan, Tuvalu, Colombia, Pakistan, Comoros, Kazakhstan, Palestinian territories, Congo, Dem. Rep. of Kenya, Palau, Uganda, Congo, Rep. of the Kiribati, Panama, Ukraine, Cook Islands, Korea, Dem. PR of Papua New Guinea, Uruguay, Costa Rica, Kosovo, Paraguay, Uzbekistan, Cote d’Ivoire, Kyrgyzstan, Peru, Cuba, Philippines, Vanuatu, Laos, Venezuela, Lesotho, Rwanda, Vietnam, Dominica, Lebanon, Dominican Republic, Liberia, Djibouti, Libya, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe can apply for this scholarship.

How to Apply

To make a nomination, please use only the current nomination documents, which can bedownloaded from the Humboldt Foundation’s website.
Please visit the Guidelines for completing the nomination on the Humboldt Foundation’s website for further information on the selection procedure.

Sponsors: Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany

Important Notes: Nominees will be notified about the Selection Committee’s decision immediately after the meeting.


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  1. hello my name is fisha tsegay i am from eritrea i have graduated BS.c degree in chemichal engineering i like this chance to study master degree

  2. My name is Mohammed Aman from Ethiopia.I was graduated from Haramaya University in the field Agriculture since 2010. Please give me this option.Thank you!!

  3. i am keno telila, from Ethiopia. i graduated msc in Accounting and finance from Ethiopia and 8 years lecturer experience in Ethiopia higher education. please contact me via qanotelila@yahoo.com

  4. I would like to apply for a masters degree programme under your scholarships.

  5. I have a Barchelor’s degree in education. I would like to be accorded a fellowship to study undertake a masters programme in social sciences.

  6. I am King Edmond Yates from Liberia, I graduated from the African Methodist Episcopal Zion University(A.M.E.Z.U) with a BSc in Economics and management. I wish to take this chance to study for my master degree.

  7. Hello may I receive your scholarship, I’m from Kenya willing to study in Germany for my undergraduate studies

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