Bildung durch Wissenschaft
Since 1 November 2012, Humboldt-Universität has been the recipient of funding by the German federal and state governments for its Institutional Strategy “Bildung durch Wissenschaft. Educating Inquiring Minds: Individuality – Openness – Guidance”.
Humboldt-Universität’s Institutional Strategy pursues three goals. Under the central concepts of individuality, openness and guidance, we will develop excellent conditions for top-level research, provide young researchers with the best possible support, and restructure the University administration in line with the needs of academia.
At the same time, Humboldt-Universität will fasten on improve gender equality and enhance the international profile of the University. In doing so, Humboldt-Universität
aims to bring the brightest minds and the best ideas to the University.
A majority of the funds of our Institutional Strategy are awarded in competitive programmes within different funding lines. Please find out more about these funding lines and how you can benefit from them:
Funding for Students
Humboldt Research Track Scholarships are designed for excellent students who want to gain a PhD at Humboldt-Universität. They allow individuals to focus on developing a topic for their thesis and on applying for a structured programme at HU or for support from a funding institution.
Funding for Female PhD Students
Funding for Post Doctoral Students
Humboldt Post-Doc Fellowships provide excellent PhD graduates from Germany, and particularly from abroad, with the opportunity to develop their academic profile via a two-year position that allows them to undertake further training in the postdoctoral phase.
Funding for Researchers
The Caroline von Humboldt Professorship is awarded annually to a female professor of Humboldt-Universität and provides financial support to a research project of the recipient. The Professorship is designed to raise her public and international profile and to strengthen her function as a role model for young researchers.
The KOSMOS Programme is designed to intensify the partnerships of Humboldt Universität with renowned international scientific institutions. Joint workshops and the internationally visible KOSMOS Summer University will be supported.
The Leadership Programme for Female Professors in Executive-level Positions allows participants to expand their individual leadership skills. It also provides them with a tailored personal-development programme.
The Senior Advisor funding line supports the next generation of Humboldt-Universität researchers by bringing them into contact with established scientists and scholars.
The Kick-off Funding line helps Humboldt-Universität to build its research profile and to develop its faculties strategically. The aim is to establish research priorities in the faculties and to integrate them into the overall targets of the University’s Institutional Strategy “Bildung durch Wissenschaft – Educating Enquiring Minds”.