2025 CAPES-Humboldt Research Fellowship for Researchers from Brazil

Deadline: November 25, 2024.

Attention, researchers from Brazil! The CAPES-Humboldt Research Fellowship supports you – postdoctoral researchers and experienced researchers – with your research in Germany.

In 2013, the Brazilian research funding organisation CAPES (Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior) and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation launched the CAPES-Humboldt Research Fellowship Programme. As a fellow, you will benefit from individual support from the Humboldt Foundation and our diverse sponsorship portfolio.


The CAPES-Humboldt Research Fellowship addresses postdoctoral researchers from Brazil with above-average qualifications, regardless of their field.

  1. You must be a Brazilian national or have permanent resident status in Brazil. 
  2. German nationals are eligible to apply provided that they have been living and working in Brazil for at least five years and on the assumption of permanence.
  3. You must be resident in Brazil and have lived outside of Germany for at least 12 out of the last 18 months.
  4. Confirmation that research facilities are available/host’s statement
  5. A researcher from an academic institution of your choice in Germany will provide you with a mentoring agreement and written confirmation that research facilities are available as well as compiling a detailed review for you.
  6. Natural sciences and engineering: You must have a good knowledge of German or English. 
    Humanities, social sciences and medicine: You must have a good knowledge of German if this is necessary for successfully conducting your research. Otherwise, good knowledge of English will suffice.


  1. Postdocs: Benefit from research sponsorship in Germany at the beginning of your academic career. The CAPES-Humboldt Research Fellowship for Brazilian postdoctoral researchers enables  you to conduct research in Germany. The monthly fellowship amount is €2,600. Fellowships may last from 6 to 24 months. 
  2. Experienced researchers: You can still apply for research sponsorship in Germany even if you are already well advanced in your academic career. The CAPES-Humboldt Research Fellowship for experienced Brazilian researchers enables you to conduct research in Germany. The fellowship amount is €3,100. Fellowships may last from 6 to 18 months and can be divided into up to three stays within three years.


Please note that you may only submit your application once you have uploaded the following documents in the application form:

  • curriculum vitae (two pages max)
  • research outline (five pages max)
  • complete list of your publications (cf. sample list of publications)
  • list of selected key publications (cf. sample list of key publications)
  • key publications
  • doctoral certificate
  • German language certificate, if required
  • if required: publisher’s acceptance notifications and/or acknowledgement of receipt and summaries/translations of key publications that are not available in English.

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