External academic fellowships
The Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) Stiftung/Foundation is unique in that it not only provides individual sponsorship for outstandingly qualified researchers but also integrates them in a world-spanning network of excellence during their entire lifetime. This "Humboldt Family" connects the world’s academic elite with Germany.
In providing Feodor Lynen Research Fellowships for postdoctoral researchers, the AvH Foundation enables highly-qualified scientists and scholars from Germany who are just embarking on their academic careers and who completed their doctorates less than four years ago to spend extended periods of research (6 – 24 months) abroad.
Research in Germany - Land of Ideas is an initiative by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and serves to promote German educational and research institutes across the world. The "Research in Germany" portal is an information platform and contact point for all looking to find out more about Germany's research landscape and its latest research achievements. Practical information here supports foreign scientists and researchers in their decision to collaborate with German research organisations or to complete a research stay in Germany.
The most important responsibilities of the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) include granting scholarships, promoting the internationalisation activities of German universities and research organisations, strengthening German cultural and language studies abroad and helping developing countries establish productive higher education institutions. The DAAD is also the National Agency for EU Higher Education Cooperation.
The Newton International Fellowships Scheme was established in 2008 to select the very best early career postdoctoral researchers from all over the world, and enable them to work at UK research institutions for two years. The scheme is offered by the Royal Society, British Academy and Academy of Medical Sciences.