Apply now: Humboldt Alumni Award for Innovative Networking Initiatives

Every year, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation grants up to three Humboldt Alumni Awards to promote innovative networking initiatives of alumni of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation fellowship and award programmes. The award is valued at up to €25,000. It is designed to support initiatives, not covered by the Foundation's existing sponsorship and alumni programmes, and to promote academic and cultural relations between Germany and the Humboldt Alumni's own countries and strengthen their collaboration in the respective regions. 

Who can apply?

Alumni of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation fellowship and award programmes (“Humboldtians“) based abroad are eligible to apply for the award. If the application is successful, the applicant becomes the recipient of the funding amount and takes on responsibility for the planning, the contents as well as the organisational and financial implementation of the proposed networking initiative, which should be completed within three years. Applications may also be submitted on behalf of Humboldt alumni associations or on behalf of several Humboldt alumni.

Deadline for applications is 30 November 2017.

To download the application documents, access the Homepage of the Humboldt- Foundation:

Application form Humboldt Alumni Award

We are also happy to advise applicants personally. Please send queries to: alumniaward(at)


Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Department Sponsorship and Network
Jean-Paul-Str. 12
53173 Bonn

E-mail: alumniaward[at]